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Burt Smith Ed.D., C.M.E., C.Q.M.

Professor of Marketing and Management

Dr. Smith is the author of the book, The Great Game of Networking, and is an accomplished entrepreneur and recognized leader in the Oklahoma business community. He co-founded Executive Marketing Information, a market research and consulting firm in 1994 and later purchased the company to become the sole owner. He remains active in the business world to benefit his students.

Dr. Smith is a Certified Marketing Executive, a Certified Quality Manager, and a Professional Certified Marketer. He was the first Oklahoman to earn the PCM designation and is the only professional in the world to hold all three designations. He won national recognition as president of the American Marketing Association (AMA), and has served on the board of directors of the Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce. He was the founding Certification Chair of the Sales and Marketing Executives International, and is a board member for the National Speakers Association. He received a commendation for his work on Governor Frank Keating’s Small Business Commission. Dr. Smith is also a Champion Auctioneer and has helped raise more than $550,000 for charities, causes, and ministries across Oklahoma and Texas.

In 2008, the Oklahoma City Chapter of the American Marketing Association board of directors recognized him with the first-ever “Member of the Year” award at its annual awards ceremony. Dr. Smith is a National Chapter Excellence Award Winner, and was among 39 Oklahoma leaders honored in the Journal Record’s “Achievers Under 40” Centennial Class. His academic interests include: organizational design, marketing management, strategy, small business, branding, and customer satisfaction. Dr. Smith is the co-sponsor for the Marketing Student Advisory Council and the student AMA chapter. He says he works at OC “Because I love serving the mission of transforming lives!” He and his wife Terri have a son, Dalton. They are members of Edmond Church of Christ.

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