Marilyn T. Smith

Marilyn T. Smith has been Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer of George Mason University since 2013. Her responsibilities include leading 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 led the central IT department and worked in partnership with faculty, staff and students to establish IT Governance and develop and implement strategic plans. She oversaw the redesign and automation of many key business functions. In a highly distributed environment she 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, including leadership positions in Retail Insurance and Investment Management. Subsequently she spent 4 years at Liberty Mutual as Vice President and CIO of Personal Market Information Systems, and 9 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 is Chair of the Compensation Committee and a member of the Audit and Nominating Committees.

She received an MBA with highest distinction from Babson College. She is a graduate of the Aspen Seminar on Leadership.