Tucker Ophof

Tucker OphofSenior Director, Employer Development

Tucker is an accomplished global business development executive with more than 20 years of proven experience in higher education, non-profits and the commercial sector with a successful track record of exceeding individual and team goals.

Currently, he is the senior director, employer development with the Office of Career Services (OCS). He is responsible for developing and expanding strategic partnerships with leading global companies and creating employment opportunities for the Smith School student populations, while assisting employers build brand awareness on the Smith campus. Since joining OCS in June 2012, he developed and executed a strategic employer development plan, which has added more than 250 new employer contacts to the Smith portfolio, resulting in expanded global employer relationships enhancing potential career opportunities for the Smith students. Tucker’s leadership at Smith leverages his deep experience cultivating and managing c-level relationships with key stakeholders through a relationship consultative process.

Tucker’s career includes working for large global companies, small start-ups and non-profits in the publishing/advertising; Internet, healthcare and construction industries located in the Washington, D.C., metro area. Throughout, Tucker has been successful in building, motivating and leading high-performing operational, business development, sales and marketing teams.

Tucker graduated from Long Island University, CW Post with his Bachelor of Arts in Communications and is a recent graduate from the Executive MBA Program here at the Robert H. Smith School of Business (July 2017). He currently lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and three daughters.