Mr. Gerald B. Smith is an Independent Director at Eaton Corp. Plc, a Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Smith, Graham & Co. Investment Advisors LP and a Chairman at Texas Southern University Foundation.
He is on the Board of Directors at Eaton Corp. Plc, New York Life Insurance Co., Harris County Metropolitan Transit Authority (Texas) and Charles Schwab Family of Funds.
He founded Smith Graham in 1990 and has over 40 years of experience in the investment industry.
He lends his expertise to a number of corporate boards.
Prior to Smith Graham, Mr. Smith served as Senior Vice President and Director of Fixed Income for Underwood Neuhaus & Company. His past executive experience also includes First Senior Vice President and Director of Marketing & Sales for Westcap Corporation and Vice President of Dillon Read & Co., New York. A founding member of the New York Futures Exchange, he worked with institutional investors to hedge their interest rate risk by using financial futures.
He is a graduate of Texas Southern University with a BBA.