Smiley Investment Company
Little Rock, AR
May 1989-Present, President
Little Rock, AR
A leading provider of financial data processing software and services
October 1968-May 1989
Founder, President, Chairman of the Board, & Chief Executive Officer
The Company was consistently ranked by Forbes magazine among America’s top 200 small companies, and Business Week’s 10/22/88 feature on “The Corporate Elite” included Smiley as one of the “People who run America’s 1,000 most powerful companies.”
Systematics, Inc was acquired by ALLTEL Corporation in May 1990 for $500 million.
First National Bank
June 1966 – August 1968, Vice President
Directed the design and implementation of a completely automated bank data processing system
University of Arkansas
1966-1968, Faculty, College of Business (Part Time)
St. Louis, MO
Responsibilities included the sale, installation, and implementation of applications in manufacturing, wholesale distribution, retail distribution, banking and public accounting.
Master of Business Administration
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 1963
Bachelor of Science, Industrial
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 1961
Hope High School, Hope, AR, 1957
Smiley Technologies, Inc.
Southern Financial Partners
Summit Bancorp, Inc.
Southern Bancorp, Inc – Chairman
AutoTester Inc.- Chairman
Acxiom Corporation (Public)
Systematics, Inc. (Public)
Computer Language Research, Inc. (Public)
Embrex, Inc. (Public)
National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD), Corporate Advisory Board
Retail Data Systems
Worthen Banking Corporation (Public)
Hong Kong Chinese Bank
Commission on Microcomputer Instruction
Member, appointed by Governor
Commission was formed to determine how to place microcomputers in the classrooms of Arkansas’ primary and secondary schools in a cost-efficient and educationally-effective way.
IMPAC Learning Systems, Inc.
Board Vice President and Treasurer
The state-sanctioned, non-profit corporation created as the vehicle to accomplish the goals of the Commission on Microcomputer Instruction.
Fifty for the Future
Chairman, February 1988-February 1992
Organization of fifty area chief executives with the objective of providing effective leadership and funding in areas critical to the overall development and equality of life of Central Arkansas
The Arkansas Institute – Center for Public Policy
Organizing Chairman of the Board of Directors
Strategic Planning Council of the University of Arkansas
Selected by President of the University to develop a long-range plan for the University system
Board of Visitors, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Business Committee for Public Education
In 1985, Smiley helped establish this group of 100 business leaders for the purpose of uniting county leaders to study and make recommendations on important education issues.
Citizens’ Advisory Committee, Chairman
Appointed by Federal Judge Henry Woods to monitor progress in the desegregation lawsuit initiated by the Little Rock School District
Education Commission of the States’ Business Partnership
Charter member of partnership formed in 1989 with 11 governors and a businessperson from each of those states to examine and propose solutions to problems confronting public education in American.
New Futures for Little Rock Youth
Board member of this organization formed to work with the Annie Casey Foundation, grantor, in developing and implementing strategies for local systemic change to benefit youth at risk.
Easter Seals of Arkansas
Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families
United Way of Pulaski County
Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation
Parents for Public Schools
Arkansas Museum of Science and History
Member of Delegation to Soviet Union
February, 1987 – Sponsored by U.S. Government for the purpose of fostering better relations between American business and the Soviet Union
National Governors’ Association Award
September, 1986 – For contributions to improving education through work on the Governor’s Commission on Microcomputer Education.
Easter Seals “Arkansan of the Year”
1986 First recipient of the award
Rotary Club of Little Rock’s Paul Harris Fellow “Businessman of the Year” Award 1988-89
Pulaski County Bar Association Award for the contributions of an individual outside the legal profession. 1989
University of Arkansas – Business Hall of Fame Inductee 2002