Barbara J. Smoot of Westerville, Ohio, has joined the National Church Residences Board of Directors. Ms. Smoot is President & CEO of Women for Economic Leadership and Development (WELD), a national women’s leadership not-for-profit.
Before she joined Women for Economic Development as its first President & CEO, she served as Vice President, In-Retirement Business Development at Nationwide Financial. She also was vice President and Product Manager at Individual Life Insurance.
She is a graduate of Amherst College with a B.A. in Physics. She has served on numerous boards, including current services as Commissioner and Chair, Pay-Equity Committee, for the Columbus Women’s Commission and a member of the Women’s Center for Economic Advisory Board.