Marilyn Smith has been Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer of George Mason University since 2013, where she leads the central Information Technology (IT) department of the largest research university in Virginia.
As the Chief Information Officer of MIT from 2009–13, Ms. Smith established IT Governance and developed and implemented visionary strategic plans. She oversaw the redesign and automation of key business functions and led the IT department in its transformation to a customer, results and people-focused culture.
After graduating from Wellesley College with a major in Astronomy, Ms. Smith spent 26 years at John Hancock in information systems, four years at Liberty Mutual as Vice President and CIO of Personal Market Information Systems, and nine years at The Hanover Insurance Group (formerly Allmerica Financial), the last three of which she served as President of the Life Companies.
Ms. Smith is a Director on the Board of CSP, Inc., a provider of IT solutions, systems integration services and dense cluster computing systems.
She received an MBA with highest distinction from Babson College. She is a graduate of the Aspen Seminar on Leadership.