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Donald V. Smith

Vice Chair - President's Leadership Council

Donald Smith is retired after a 40-year career in investment banking with Morgan Stanley and Houlihan Lokey. During his career, he became an expert in the valuation of companies, corporate securities, and intangible and tangible assets, in financial restructuring of troubled and bankrupt companies, in the acquisition, sale and merger of corporate entities, and in advising corporate boards, shareholders and creditors on many corporate activities.

At Morgan Stanley, Mr Smith managed the Valuations Group and started and managed the Financial Restructuring group. At Houlihan Lokey, he started and headed the New York office, co-managed the Corporate Finance group, and served on the company’s board of directors for 20 years.

Mr Smith graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy with a B.S., served over 5 years as a Naval Officer, and, after, graduated from The Wharton Graduate School with a M.B.A. He has served on corporate boards, school and hospital boards, and nonprofit boards. Currently, he is on the board of three nonprofits, including BENS, where he has been a  member since 1999.