Hilary Smith is the Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications for NBCUniversal. Based in New York, Smith oversees the development and execution of NBCUniversal’s media relations strategy and serves as a principal spokesperson for the company. She is responsible for all NBCUniversal corporate functions including ad sales, research, digital enterprises, legal affairs, diversity and inclusion, operations, technology, NBC-owned stations and affiliates, as well as cable distribution. Smith also spearheads internal communications across the company and oversees the corporate creative agency. She reports to Executive Vice President Adam Miller.
In her previous role, Smith was Senior Vice President of Communications for USA Network, the #1 cable entertainment network, where she led publicity for the network’s award-winning programming, digital content, marketing initiatives and pro-social campaign. She also served as lead spokesperson for the network, managed talent relations, spearheaded awards campaigns and oversaw the press launches of several breakout series - including USA’s Golden Globe-winning hit, “Mr. Robot.”
Prior to joining USA, Smith oversaw communications for the NBCUniversal Entertainment & Digital Networks and Integrated Media group, which included Telemundo, mun2, Bravo Media, Oxygen Media, Style Media, Sprout, DailyCandy, Fandango and iVillage. She also led communications, as well as consumer and trade marketing, for the company’s Integrated Media business, which encompassed the company-wide ad sales and marketing initiatives: Women at NBCU, Green is Universal, Healthy at NBCU and Hispanics at NBCU.
Smith is on the board of Women in Cable Telecommunications, an organization that works to advance the position and influence of women through proven leadership programs and services at both the national and local level. She graduated from Middlebury College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. Smith resides in Manhattan with her husband and two children.