Rosa A. Smith, formerly superintendent of the Beloit, Wisconsin, and Columbus, Ohio, public-school districts, is president of The Caroline and Sigmund Schott Foundation and The Schott Center for Public and Early Education.
Gayle Smith is a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress. Previously, she was a special assistant to President Clinton, and held senior posts at the National Security Council and the U.S. Agency for International Development, and in 2005 directed the Global Poverty track of Clinton's Global Initiative. Smith was based in Africa for almost 20 years as a journalist.
Frank Smyth is a freelance journalist who has written on Iraq for The Economist, Jane's Intelligence Review, and The Washington Post. In 1998 and 1999, he debated U.S.-Iraqi policy at the Council on Foreign Relations.