Board of Directors
Mrs. Gabriela Smith from Houston is new to Pathways’ Board of Directors since July 2021. Mrs. Smith is the President and CEO of Big State Construction in Houston, Texas with a B.A. in Communications and Public Relations, and an MBA in Organizational Leadership. She is also an accomplished and committed community advocate and volunteer. She and her husband started Big State Construction in the wake of Hurricane Harvey in order to help the city of Houston and its residents rebuild after the devastating storm in 2017. In Mrs. Smith’s words, “serving my community has always been a passion, and Pathways’ mission directly impacts families and community.” Mrs. Smith has board experience with Ascend Houston and Friday Harbour. Her professional experience also includes leadership positions, sales, management, and customer service. As the CEO of Big State Construction, she calls daily on her organizational and multi-tasking skills to successfully operate her business and is proud of the large Houston area network of non-profit and corporate leaders, local governments, and community advocates she has built over the years.