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Bert Smith

Chief Executive Officer

Prison Entrepreneurship Program

HQ Phone:  (832) 767-0928

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Prison Entrepreneurship Program

4140 Directors Row Ste. B

Houston, Texas,77092

United States

Company Description

Established in 2004, Prison Entrepreneurship Program (PEP) is a Houston-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. We are servant leaders on a mission to transform inmates and executives by unlocking human potential through entrepreneurial passion, education, and...more

Background Information

Employment History

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Affiliations

St. Martin's

Member of Episcopal Church


St. Martin’s Episcopal Church

Member


Education

Bachelor of Arts

economics

Princeton


Juris Doctorate

University of Texas at Austin School of Law


Web References(29 Total References)


PEP | News Room

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Members of the media interested in learning about PEP or setting up an interview with one of our staff or graduates may contact Bert Smith, CEO.


PEP | The Team

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Bert Smith
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 a past President of the Executives Association of Houston, is a member of St. Martin's Episcopal Church and has served as an active board member and volunteer with a number of other nonprofit organizations. He holds an AB in Economics from Princeton University and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Texas at Austin School of Law. He is married and has three adult children.


Webinar: Prison to Proprietor: Entrepreneurship as a Re-entry Strategy | Asset Funders Network

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- Bert Smith, Prison Entrepreneurship Program
Learn more: Prison Entrepreneurship Program | www.pep.org | Bert Smith, CEO | bsmith@pep.org | 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. Bert serves on the Board of Directors for a family foundation, is a past President of the Executives Association of Houston, and has served as an active board member and volunteer with a number of other nonprofit organizations. A volunteer visit to PEP led Bert in a new direction- one that included a passion for helping people who have been formerly incarcerated.


Speakers: Past, Present, and Future

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The Houston Entrepreneur's Forum is pleased to announce Bert Smith III, CEO of Prison Entrepreneurial Program (PEP) will be speaking at our January 31st meeting.
PEP has pioneered innovative programs that connect the nation's top executives, entrepreneurs, and MBA students with convicted felons. The entrepreneurship boot camp and re-entry programs are proven solutions for preventing recidivism, maximizing self-sufficiency and transforming broken lives. Mr. 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 1980's 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 technology. 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 a past President of the Executive Association of Houston, is a member of St. Martin's Episcopal Church and has served as an active board member and volunteer with a number of other nonprofit organizations. He holds an AB in Economics from Princeton University and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Texas at Austin School of Law. He is married and has three adult children. Mr. Smith's presentation is "From Barbed Wire to Business". View Details for Bert Smith III


Prison Entrepreneurship Program

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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. Martin’s Episcopal Church and has served as an active board member and volunteer with a number of other nonprofit organizations. He holds an AB in Economics from Princeton University and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Texas at Austin School of Law. He is married and has three adult children.


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