Mr. Smith is president of Cadre Business Advisors, LLC, a professional management-consulting firm with an emphasis on strategic planning, business development, and business performance improvement. He has 40 years of experience providing management services to publicly and privately held businesses and government agencies of virtually every size and scope. To effectively execute business strategies, he often assumes the role of board chairman, interim CEO or special advisor to the CEO, taking responsibility for corporate governance, capital formation, setting the company’s operating strategy, and guiding it to profitability.

He is Chairman of Banner Health and serves on its Executive and Nominating & Governance and Compensation Committees; and is a Director of Store Capital (NYSE: STOR), is Chairman of its Compensation Committee and serves on its Nominating & Governance Committee. His additional past board service includes Arizona Public Service (NYSE: PNW), Rodel, Inc., iCrossing, Arizona MultiBank, Greater Phoenix Leadership, and the Morrison Institute for Public Policy at Arizona State University. Mr. Smith holds a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Management and Computer Science from the Krannert School of Business at Purdue University and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Pepperdine University in Malibu, California.