Dwight D. Smith, Esq.

Executive Leadership Team

Dwight D. Smith, Esq.

General Counsel and General Manager of Legal


Dwight Smith is the Executive VP and General Counsel of Neighborhood House Association (NHA) a position held since 2006. He is responsible for the organization’s overall legal affairs, contract administration, human resources, training and organizational development, information technology and quality assurance functions. In 2013, The San Diego Business Journal recognized Dwight with the General Counsel award in the nonprofit category.

Prior to joining NHA, Dwight served Associate General Counsel for the San Diego Convention Center Corporation, where he assisted with strategic joint ventures with various business service providers including telecommunication, and food and beverage vendors. Previously, Dwight was Senior Corporate Counsel of The PMI Group, Inc., based in San Francisco, where he had responsibility for SEC reporting and compliance. He began his career as a tax associate with Arthur Andersen & Company based in Chicago.

Dwight serves on several boards, committees, and advisory groups. He is vice chair of the Alliance Healthcare Foundation Board of Trustees, chair of its Nominating and Governance Committee, and a member of its Executive, Program, and Audit committees. Dwight recently joined the Audit committee of Community Health Improvement Partners (CHIP). Dwight also serves on the Advisory committee of the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation Advisory Committee, and the Congressional Black Caucus Institute 21st Century Council Advisory Committee. Dwight received a B.S. degree in Accounting from DePaul University and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Notre Dame Law School. He is a member of the California Bar Association (current), Illinois Bar Association (former), National Bar Association, and Association of Corporate Counsel.

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