Smith Works with Alum to Give Back to OKC
For the second year in a row, the National Speakers Association honored Dr. Burt Smith as the Oklahoma Chapter’s Member of the Year.
This follows the American Marketing Association’s Oklahoma City chapter renaming its Lifetime Achievement Award after Smith, a professor of marketing and MBA advisor at Oklahoma Christian. He received the organization’s only lifetime achievement award in 2008.
These awards reflect Smith’s servant leadership approach to his field and his commitment to helping his community.
In 2011, Smith served as auctioneer (another of his many talents) to help raise more than $150,000 for an injured Oklahoma City police officer.
OC MBA alumna Dee Patty, a former student of Smith’s who works for the police department, organized the “Taking Care of Our Own” benefit event.
View more stories from the Spring 2013 issue of Vision magazine.