Hillary Smith:

Smith + Stone Founder.

The Creative Force Behind Smith + Stone.

Welcome to the heart of Smith and Stone, where our founder, Hillary Smith, turns creative visions into impactful realities. Hillary’s journey is one of passion, innovation, and a steadfast commitment to excellence.

The Power

Meet Hillary Smith

Hillary, is not just a founder; she’s a visionary, a disruptor, and a master of the Design Thinking Process. Her passion for cultivating creative cultures and her proven track record in leading strategic initiatives have established her as a leader in the creative space. Hillary’s expertise has been instrumental in leveraging the creative problem-solving methods used by megabrands like Starbucks, Amazon, and Apple.

With a career spanning over a decade, Hillary has consistently demonstrated her ability to lead and implement effective strategies. Her approach is both innovative and practical, ensuring that her visionary ideas are grounded in tactical implementations.

Entrepreneurial Journey

Hillary’s entrepreneurial spirit shone brightly when she co-founded Koncept Events in 2008. Under her leadership, this premier DMC in North America designed events for Fortune 500 and 100 companies, including McKinsey & Company, Bank of America, Proctor & Gamble, and Nike. Her excellence in the Business Events industry didn’t go unnoticed, as Koncept Events was named one of the INC 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies in America in 2018 and 2019.

Following the acquisition of Koncept Events by PRA, Hillary was pivotal in establishing the centralized function of Strategy and Creative. She spearheaded the development and implementation of processes, tools, and methodologies to deliver a scalable, company-wide creative approach.

Impactful Leadership

At the core of Hillary’s success is her team, a group of like-minded individuals who share her passion for enriching human experiences through creativity. Hillary takes pride in the impact her team continues to make in an industry that craves meaningful and rich human connections.

A Champion of Innovation

Hillary’s approach is driven by an insatiable hunger for new ideas, a boundless curiosity, and a commitment to the ‘why’ behind every project. This ensures that business strategies and objectives are seamlessly integrated into the events and experiences she designs. As an ambassador of the creative process, she continues to innovate and inspire alongside her team and clients.

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Explore how Hillary’s expertise in creative strategy can benefit your organization. Whether you’re interested in engaging her as a Fractional Chief Creative Officer or booking her for speaking engagements, Hillary is ready to bring transformative ideas to your business.


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