Five Acres Appoints Will Smith as New Chief Administrative Officer

Published : Monday, September 9, 2019 | 7:22 PM

Will Smith, MBA, SPHR has joined Five Acres’ senior leadership team as Chief Administrative Officer.

Foster/adoption and mental health nonprofit Five Acres is pleased to name Will Smith, MBA, SPHR as its new Chief Administrative Officer. Smith will lead Five Acres’ expanding recruiting efforts as well as programs focused on employee wellness and development.

Smith brings more than 30 years of leadership experience to the Five Acres, including positions with UPS, American Red Cross and Michigan State University. His professional interests center on organizational leadership and development, and he has served on several boards including a term as President of the Greater Lansing Society of Human Resource Management. He holds an MBA from Spring Arbor University and a certification in Senior Professional Human Resources (SPHR).

“I feel both extremely honored and blessed to become part of the Five Acres family,” Will commented. “I look forward to continuing the important mission of Five Acres that benefits the children and our communities.”

About Five Acres

Five Acres is a child and family services agency ensuring every child has a safe, healthy and permanent family solution through advocacy, prevention and evidence-based services. Established as an orphanage in 1888, today Five Acres offers programs spanning a full continuum of care including community-based counseling and support services, intensive residential care for foster youth, and foster care and adoption services. In 2018, Five Acres served over 9,700 children and their families across five counties. Visit for more information.




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