Dallas Fed Board of Directors
Gerald B. Smith
Chairman and CEO
Smith Graham & Co. Investment Advisors LP
Gerald B. Smith began serving on the Dallas Fed board in 2018. He served on the Houston Branch board from 2011 to 2016.
Smith has more than 40 years’ experience in the investment industry and is currently chairman and CEO of Smith, Graham & Co. Investment Advisors, L.P., a Houston-based firm.
Prior to launching Smith Graham in 1990, Smith served as senior vice president and director of fixed income for Underwood Neuhaus & Company. His past executive experience also includes Westcap Corporation and Dillon, Read & Co. in New York.
Smith serves on the boards of The Charles Schwab Family of Funds, New York Life Insurance Company and Eaton, PLC. Smith also serves as chairman of the Texas Southern University Foundation Board.
A graduate of Texas Southern University with a BBA in finance, Smith received an honorary doctorate degree from his alma mater, where he has established the Gerald B. Smith Center for Entrepreneurship and Executive Development.