Bert Smith, Chief Executive Officer
Bert Smith officially joined PEP as CEO in May 2010, and has been actively involved with PEP since 2005.
He has served in a number of volunteer roles, including executive judge, Business Plan Advisor, teacher, mentor, donor and Chairman of the Houston Advisory Board.
In the 1980s Bert served as Director, General Counsel, and Head of Corporate Development for a family owned engineering company that built and operated independent power plants.
After the sale of that company, Bert founded and led a group that developed proprietary alternative fuel and energy generation technologies.
Prior to joining PEP as CEO, Bert was an early stage investor and CEO for a DVD kiosk rental business.
Bert serves on the Board of Directors for a family foundation, is the President of the Executives Association of Houston, is a member of St. Martinâ€™s Episcopal Church and has served as an active board member and volunteer with a number of other nonprofit organizations.
holds an AB in Economics from Princeton University
and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Texas at Austin School of Law.
is married and has three adult children.