Shaun Smith

Smith, a lifelong resident of Ventnor, joined the board in 2014. The 2003 Holy Spirit High School graduate played football and rowed for the Spartans. He majored in political science and English at Canisius College in Buffalo, N.Y. graduating in 2007.
After college, Smith played rugby for the Jersey Shore Sharks RFC and worked for The Current Newspapers. During that time he earned two New Jersey Press Awards and covered the communities of Ventnor, Margate, Longport and Somers Point.
In addition to volunteering with the foundation, he serves his hometown as the editor of the Ventnor Community News. Smith currently is the partner in a marketing agency, Sparkable, in Atlantic City and is a music journalist. He lives in Ventnor with his wife Justyna. He was elected Secretary in 2014 and stepped down to ambassador in 2018.