Peg Smith lives in southern Indiana. She completed her bachelor’s degree in early childhood and family studies and her master’s in management. Her over 43 years of experience working with children, youth, and families at the local, state, and federal levels has brought her recognition for her entrepreneurial work style and ability to move people, organizations, and government agencies through significant change. In 1998, Peg became the Chief Executive Officer of the American Camp Association. Under her leadership, ACA became a well respected innovator and leader in the field of youth development. Peg’s vision and leadership has had an impact on children and families in the U.S. and globally. She retired in 2014.