Executive Staff

Shirley Anne Smith, MPA, CVA

Shirley Anne is the founding Executive Director of the Atlanta Fire Rescue Foundation. Shirley brings nearly 10 years 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. She is a graduate of the GALEO Institute of Leadership, Council of Volunteer Administrators Member of the Year and 30 Under 30 Nonprofit Leader award recipient. Notably, she is in the 2017 Class of LEAD Atlanta. When she is not doing public speaking engagements, 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.