Mr. Smith is a nationally recognized expert in water and wastewater finance, management, and pricing. For more than 25 years, he has focused on advising municipal water and wastewater utilities throughout the United States. Mr. Smith has participated in a variety of projects to assist water and wastewater utilities focusing on financial, management, and public policy requirements. His broad-based experience includes cost of service and pricing analyses, development of comprehensive financial plans, utility impact fee studies, revenue bond feasibility studies, management studies and strategic planning. Mr. Smith is the past-Chair of the AWWA Strategic Management Practices Committee and is a member of the Financial Management Committee of the New England Water Works Association. Mr. Smith also co-authored a chapter entitled, "Role of the Private Sector and Alternative Project Delivery Methods," for the Fourth Edition of the industry guidebook, Water and Wastewater Finance and Pricing: The Changing Landscape. Mr. Smith has an MBA from Wake Forest University.