Cortez Smith joined the business consulting team as manager in September 2017. In his role, Smith assists the executive director in facilitating business engagements, recruiting project sponsors, developing new business relationships, strategic planning, student advising and co-instructing the business consulting course. He has worked at the University of Arizona for 17 years in various leadership roles and has 18 years Information Technology work experience in the private sector.
Smith is a two-time graduate of Eller with a BSBA in Finance (Real Estate) and a MBA with concentrations in MIS, Marketing and Entrepreneurship. He’s an alumnus of the McGuire Entrepreneurship Program and former Governing Board Chairman of the University of Arizona Alumni Association.