Carrie Smith

Director of Events & Special Initiatives | Arlington, VA

As the Director of Events and Special Initiatives, Carrie plans and executes United Through Reading’s large scale events and promotions, to include the launch of San Diego’s Mobile Story Station. Working with staff, volunteers, and strategic partners, Carrie increases awareness and participation of United Through Reading within military communities.

With more than two decades of experience in both the private and public sectors, Carrie has worked in all aspects of marketing, including; event planning, advertising, contracting, social media, radio & television broadcasts, purchasing, research & analysis, project management, and business development. A Navy spouse of 20 years, Carrie and her family have experienced multiple duty stations all around the globe. Carrie’s husband remains on active duty, and they reside in Arlington, Virginia. She is passionate about making a positive difference in her community and strongly believes in the power of reading and the bond it creates between a parent and child. For more information about United Through Reading events and initiatives, contact Carrie at