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Salaam Coleman Smith

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Salaam Coleman Smith

Born: c. 1970;

Occupation: Businesswoman, Engineer;

Position: former Executive Vice President, ABC Family, Freeform;

Company: The Walt Disney Company;

Industry: Film and Television;

Residence: United States;

Nationality: American;

Salaam Coleman Smith, is a former Executive Vice President, ABC Family,Freeform of The Walt Disney Company, from 2014 - 2017. Ms. Coleman Smith has been a media industry leader for over 20 years. With her extensive business, creative and operating expertise she has worked with some of the most powerful brands in entertainment.

Work Experience

  • The Walt Disney Company,Disney ABC Television Group, Executive Vice President, ABC Family | Freeform, Member, Cross-Division Strategy Team, 3 yrs.
  • Comcast, NBCUniversal, Style Media, President, Strategic Initiatives, President, Style Media, Executive Vice President, E! & Style Network, Senior Vice President, E! & Style Network, 11 yrs.
  • Viacom, MTV Networks, NickelodeonViacom, MTV Networks, Nickelodeon, 9 yrs.

Board and Advisor Roles

Ms. Coleman Smit is an experienced Board Member with service on private and non-profit boards. 

  • Pinterest, Member of The Board of Directors, Oct 2020 - Present.
  • Gap Inc., Member of The Board of Directors, Mar 2021 - Present
  • The Executive Leadership Council (ELC), Member and Past Co-Chair of the Women's Leadership Forum, 2010 - Present.


  • The Hollywood Reporter, 100 Most Powerful Women in Entertainment
  • CableFax, 50 Most Powerful Women In Cable
  • Fortune Magazine, 8 Executives To Watch
  • T. Howard Foundation, Diversity Champion Leadership Award
  • Women in Cable Telecommunications, Lifetime Achievement Leadership Award
  • Ebony Magazine, Power 100 African-Americans
  • Savoy Magazine, Top 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America
  • Black Enterprise Magazine, Top 50 Black Hollywood Powerbrokers

Philanthropy, Community Service and Memberships

  • Member of The Board of Directors,Women in Cable Telecommunications,4 yrs.
  • Member of The Board of Directors, Dress for Success Worldwide,5 yrs.
  • Co-Chair of Services To Youth, Links BHW (CA), The Links, Incorporated, 4 yrs.


Ms. Coleman Smith, holds a Bachelor of Science, Industrial Engineering from Stanford University.

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