Executive Staff

Shirley Anne Smith, MPA, CVA

Shirley Anne is the founding Executive Director of the Atlanta Fire Rescue Foundation and joined the Foundation back in August of 2016. Shirley brings over a decade of nonprofit management experience, including significant leadership roles at Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta and most recently as Assistant Director of LaAmistad, Inc. She has successful experience in nonprofit fundraising, event management and operations management.

Shirley Anne graduated with a Master in Public Administration from Nova Southeastern University and a dual degree program in journalism and sociology from Georgia State University. Notable recognitions include 30 Under 30 Nonprofit Leader award recipient, LEAD Atlanta Graduate Class of 2017, Council of Volunteer Administrators Member of the Year, Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority Incorporated Sister of the Month and GALEO Leadership Institute Graduate.  When she is not doing public speaking engagements across the state, she enjoys her consulting work as a facilitator for the Georgia Center for Nonprofits. Shirley Anne is married to her husband, Leroy, and has three children, Ronald, Layla and Sydney Anne.