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Edward Smith

Director - Sustainability Services Boston 

Ed joined JTC Group in 2023 and is known as a thought leader in economic development policy due to his proven track record in sustainability and social impact.

As the former Chief Opportunity Zones Officer for the City of Atlanta’s Economic Development Authority (Invest Atlanta), Ed developed and led the strategy for connecting qualified investors to entrepreneurs and real estate developers located within Atlanta’s most distressed communities. He also helped secure over $1 million for the City of Atlanta from national foundations to support the Opportunity Zones initiative.

Ed has worked with JTC in the past on a consulting basis, strengthening its in-depth impact reporting for Opportunity Funds, and joined the company full-time in 2023. In his current role as US Director of Sustainability Services, Ed works to broaden the scope of JTC’s impact and sustainability offerings for fund, corporate, and private clients.


  • Ph.D. (University of Delaware)
  • M.S. (New School University)
  • B.A. (University of Pittsburgh)

In Their Spare Time

Ed enjoys spending his time outdoors with his family.  His favorite activities include hiking, biking, and serving as an assistant coach for the local youth soccer club.


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