Maria E. Smith
Maria E. Smith is the Chief Executive Officer of Smith Affiliated Capital (SAC). She began her advisor career at Smith Affiliated Capital in 1984, and in 2004 she founded Intuitive Strategies Consulting LLC, an independent consulting firm specializing in strategic business development, operational risk management and forensic consulting. Ms. Smith returned to SAC in 2011 as Managing Director and a member of SAC’s Board of Directors. She is a principal owner of Smith Affiliated Capital Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of Smith Affiliated Ventures LLC (SAV). Her core duties include the oversight of SAC’s risk management strategies as they relate to investments, operations and SAC’s strategic growth.
In addition to her duties at SAC, Ms. Smith has held several key board positions with the Investment Advisor Association in Washington, DC and is a member of the Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS) Board for the CFA Institute, where she actively participated with regulators and industry professionals in developing global performance standards for the investment industry. She earned a BA in Business Administration from MaryMount Manhattan College and an Executive MBA from the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College/CUNY. She has been a member of the Museum's Board of Trustees since 2016.