Ballard Smith serves as Caminos Foundation's Executive Director and leads youth programs and initiatives. With a passion for our kids and youth, he brings tremendous knowledge and expertise in results based efforts. He has dedicated his skills to help ensure youth learn vital life skills to succeed.
Mr. Smith is the former President of the San Diego Padres major league baseball franchise. Previously he served a district attorney in Pennsylvania before leading the Padres. He led the Padres to the 1984 National League Championship and served on the Executive Committee of Major League Baseball from 1984 to 1987. He also served on the Board of Directors of the McDonald's Corporation from 1983-1997.
Prior to joining Caminos, Smith co-founded the non-profit organization Science of Sport with the University of Arizona. Smith has worked with the San Diego Padres, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Arizona Diamondbacks, Colorado Rockies and Washington Nationals.
A graduate of Carleton College and the University of Minnesota Law School