Donald Malcolm Smith

Deputy Assistant Administrator

Donald Malcolm Smith is the Deputy Assistant Administrator for the Office of Women’s Business Ownership (OWBO).  In this role he is responsible for building the capacity of women entrepreneurs through the implementation of the Women’s Business Center (WBC) program.

Donald brings more than 25 years of experience in strategic planning, budget management and implementing family strengthening, workforce and economic development programs with government and non-profit organizations.

Donald has 13 years of federal experience, which includes serving as a Management and Program Analyst for the Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration; Director for Administrative Systems and Financial Services at the Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy; Director of Strategy and Performance for the National Archives and Records Administration; and most recently, Director of Entrepreneurship Education.

Donald has also worked in state government with the Maryland Department of Human Resources, where he led statewide workforce development and responsible fatherhood programs.  For seven years, he worked for the Center for Urban Families where he was the Director of Policy, Planning and Evaluation and Chief Operating Officer.

A proud HBCU graduate, Donald holds a Master of City and Regional Planning degree from Morgan State University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice (Pre-Law) from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.