Today, Forbes Councils announced that Gavin J. Smith, Communications Director for cybersecurity firm PC Matic and South Carolina based communications, marketing, and public relations professional, has been accepted into the Forbes Communications Council.
An invitation-only community for executives in communications, marketing, and public relations, Mr. Smith was vetted and selected by a review committee based on the depth and diversity of his experience. Criteria for acceptance include a track record of successfully impacting business growth metrics, as well as personal and professional achievements and honors.
“We are honored to welcome Gavin into the community,” said Scott Gerber, founder of Forbes Councils, the collective that includes Forbes Communications Council. “Our mission with Forbes Councils is to bring together proven leaders from every industry, creating a curated, social capital-driven network that helps every member grow professionally and make an even greater impact on the business world.”
As an accepted member of the Council, Gavin has access to a variety of exclusive opportunities designed to help him reach peak professional influence. Gavin will connect and collaborate with other respected local leaders in a private forum. Gavin will also be invited to work with a professional editorial team to share his expert insights in original business articles on Forbes.com, and to contribute to published Q&A panels alongside other experts.
Finally, Gavin will benefit from exclusive access to vetted business service partners, membership-branded marketing collateral, and the high-touch support of the Forbes Councils member concierge team.
“This is a tremendous honor,” said Gavin Smith, Communications Director for cybersecurity firm PC Matic. “In our increasingly connected and cyber-reliant world, effective communications have never been more important. I am humbled by the Council’s recognition and could not be more grateful for the opportunity to serve on the highly regarded Forbes Communications Council. I look forward to serving with my fellow council members, contributing to these very important conversations, and learning from the expertise of other council members as I work to advance the brand of PC Matic.”