Daughter of the former director of Cayuga County United Way, heads the organization’s global women’s council | Local news


Kimberly Homick Smith


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An Auburn native, whose service to United Way runs in her blood, has been named chairperson of the nonprofit’s global initiative for gender equality.

Kimberly Homick Smith, a 1984 graduate of Auburn High School, took over the leadership of the Women United Global Leadership Council this week. Smith is the daughter of longtime United Way of Cayuga County volunteer and former executive director Gail Homick Herrling.

Smith, who now lives in Denver, will lead a council of more than a dozen female philanthropists and volunteers who will provide the United Way with strategic direction for the Women United program, which has more than 70,000 members around the world.

Gail Homick Herrling was Executive Director of Cayuga County United Way from 2006 to 2010 and was also an interim director for a period after her retirement. In a press release announcing Smith’s promotion to the Global Council, United Way referred to its roots in the organization: “Smith has been committed to United Way since childhood,” the press release reads.

After graduating from AHS, Smith earned her bachelor’s degree from Ashland University in Ashland, Ohio in 1988. She worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers in the auditing practice for over 31 years and joined American AgCredit as Chief Accounting Officer in November 2019. She has a son, Jason, who is 22.


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