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Bob Smith covers sales, marketing and new product development.

Expertise: Business Management, Media Innovation, Exit Stategies

Bob Smith serves as Executive Industry Advisor to BIA/Kelsey. He has 30+ years of experience in media industry innovation and entrepreneurship. He is currently Chairman of, a leading college rankings and decision-management website. He held senior management positions at Congressional Quarterly and America Online in sales, marketing and new product development and was the founder and CEO of the first nation-wide online city guide, Digital City. As an executive, angel investor and adviser he has helped companies in e-commerce, e-government, identity management, content publishing and local media go from launch through to favorable exits.

In addition to his business pursuits, Bob is the director of GWU’s Fed Tech program, which teaches Lean Startup methods to inventors and students interested in technology commercialization and entrepreneurship.

He received a BA from USC and his MBA from GWU. He is a veteran of the US Navy.

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