Roben Smolar (Community Lead)

Senior Director, Communications Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation

Roben is the Director of Communications for the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation. Based in the Atlanta office, Roben oversees strategic communications and brand management for the Foundation’s global network of philanthropic initiatives and activities. She is responsible for driving a holistic network-wide narrative and multimedia strategy that advances key issues, support multiple initiatives, and connect various teams and programs around the world through thought leadership, traditional and social media, special campaigns and other activities.

Prior to joining Schusterman, Roben worked at Designkitchen where she specialized in digital marketing and branding efforts. She also has extensive editorial experience and has published numerous articles on various topics of importance to the Jewish community.

Roben holds a Masters of Science degree in Journalism from Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Science in psychology from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. A native of Chicago, she is excited to be living in Atlanta, where she can explore the South while running outside in winter and discovering new yoga studios.