Marcia Barry-Smith

Marcia Barry-Smith is a renowned and highly respected leader within the South Florida community. Ms. Barry-Smith is President and CEO of MBS Consulting Advisors Inc., a role she assumed in 2012, after serving as Senior Vice President and CRA Officer at BankAtlantic for over 15 years. During her tenure, she was also the Executive Director of the BankAtlantic Foundation from 2009-2012. Affordable Housing for the underserved, Youth aging out of Foster Care and the plight of victims of domestic violence has been her personal and professional passion garnering national recognition.

MBS Consulting Advisors Inc., specializes in creative approaches to increasing resources and capacity for community-based organizations, deploying multi-level collaboration with organizations serving low- and moderate-income households to create outcomes that defy traditional methods while being compliant with safe and sound practices and sustainability. With over 30 years in the Banking and Financial industry, Marcia honed these skills, pairing them with Government Policy and Advocacy in her role at Habitat for Humanity of Broward, 2016-2021.

In July of 2021, United Way of Broward engaged MBS Consulting Advisors as their Executive Housing Strategist to use these skills and expertise to design and develop the plan to help United Marcia was appointed to the Board of BBX Capital in September 2021 and subsequently to the Board of the BBX Capital Foundation in 2022. Her personal passion and professional success in helping to alleviate the challenges that affect the underserved, have created invaluable service to BBX Capital as a Special Advisor to BBX Community Relations.

Marcia attended the University of Toronto – Trinity College, where she majored in Sociology. She serves on various boards and councils, including BBX Capital Inc., Neighbors for Neighbors, Broward County Racial Equity Task Force, Valley Bank CRA Advisory Board, and is Chair of the Broward Housing Council. November 1, 2012, was proclaimed Marcia Barry-Smith Day by the Broward Board of County Commissioners.

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