Houghton College is pleased to announce that Mr. David Smith ’73 has accepted the role of vice president for finance and planning, beginning January 3, 2013.
Mr. Smith comes to Houghton after having served almost 39 years at International Business Machines Corporation. Serving as an IBM executive for the last 20 years, Smith has been responsible for and had experience in sales, finance, risk management, project management, business operations, customer relations management, management information systems and new product development.
“Mr. Smith has distinguished himself as a leader and personnel manager and has been personally recognized with numerous awards,” states Houghton President Shirley Mullen, referring to such honors as the IBM Leadership Award, the IBM Market Driven Quality Award; the IBM Award of Excellence; and the Leadership Award, Boy Scouts of America Longs Peak Council.
Smith graduated from IBM’s Advanced Management School and the IBM Manufacturing Business Development Program at Tuck Business School/Dartmouth.
Smith has also seen success in athletics. He was inducted into the Houghton College Hall of Honor in 2009 for his outstanding achievement in baseball and basketball as a student, and his continued contributions to the western N.Y. community as a servant-leader.
Smith resides in Rochester, N.Y., with his wife, Cindy (Dunham ’73). They have four children and two grandchildren.