Visiting Committee – Herbert C. Smith, PhD

Herbert C. Smith, PhD, Weatherhead Visiting Committee

President and CEO, H C Smith, Ltd. Chairman, Smith International Enterprises

Herbert C. Smith, PhD, has a passion for recruiting todays best experienced and emerging executives. For more than 25 years, Dr. Smith has led a highly successful boutique executive search firm, H C Smith Ltd. In addition to his work as an executive search consultant, Dr. Smith is a trusted advisor and management consultant to executive leaders and their organizations. He has recruited for small, midsized, and global organizations such as IBM, Pitney Bowes, NASA, GE, DuPont, Xerox, Charter One, GM, International Paper, Dana Corporation, National Medical Association, Owens Corning, and more. A leader in the recruitment of nonprofit executives, Dr. Smith has represented the Timken Foundation of Canton, Cleveland Botanical Garden, The MetroHealth System, Greater Cleveland Partnership, several chapters of the National Urban League, Cuyahoga Health Access Partnership (CHAP), the Center for Community Solutions, Friendly Inn Settlement, MAGNET, Cleveland Museum of Art, Boys and Girls Clubs, and many others.

A successful entrepreneur, Dr. Smith has global business interests and was selected by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to represent small and midsize businesses on a trade mission to China. His views on diversity are featured in numerous publications and he is widely sought after as a presenter at leadership forums across the country on the subject of management and leadership development. He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives; National Association for Healthcare Executives, the Association of Fundraising Professionals, the National Black MBA Association, and Healthcare Executives Association of Northeast Ohio. He holds a Bachelor’s from George Williams College, a Master’s from the University of Chicago, and a Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh.