Hershel F. Smith, Jr.
has over 35 years experience in financial services including asset management, investment banking and syndication.
Mr. Smith was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cardinal Capital Management, Inc. a successful asset management firm headquartered in Miami, FL.
Mr. Smith's responsibilities included the Chairmanship of the investment policy committee, in addition to serving as the firm's CEO from its inception in 1989 to 2004.
Prior to joining Cardinal Capital
, Mr. Smith
had a distinguished career in the financial sector, including esteemed positions at North Carolina National Bank's
securities division, Southeast Bank's
Brokerage Services, Fidelity Brokerage Services, and as a Senior Officer with Commission Discount Corporation
, First Equity Corporation of Florida
and Johnson Lane Space.
For more than 16 years Mr. Smith served as a Board Member of The Villa Maria Foundation, a Catholic Health Services Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center-serving as the Foundation Chairman during the last 6 years of his tenure.
Mr. Smith also served 12 years as a member of The Board of Directors and Board of Trustees for Catholic Charities of The Archdiocese of Miami-serving 6 years as the Chairman of the Board.
He further served 9 years as a member of the Board of Directors for The Malta Human Services Foundation-the last 3 years of which he served as the foundation's President.
Currently, Mr. Smith continues his active service in Catholic Philanthropy as the Treasurer for Malta Projects of Southeast Florida where he is also a Member of the Board of Directors.