Chief Financial Officer

William A. Smith serves as the chief financial officer for the non-profit Detroit RiverFront Conservancy.  

Smith attended Detroit Public Schools through middle school and graduated high school from Detroit Benedictine. Smith is a graduate of Colorado State University with a bachelor's of science degree in accounting and a graduate of Wayne State University with a master's of business administration in finance. He has over 20 years of accounting and finance experience.  Additionally, Smith has more than 15 years of entrepreneurial experience in real estate, construction and restaurant retail. 

Smith was a recipient of Michigan Chronicle’s 2009 “Men of Excellence” Award.  He was recognized by Crain’s Detroit Business in 2013 as a finalist for CFO of the Year. Smith is also a graduate of the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Leadership Detroit Class XXXVI and the Urban Land Institute of Michigan’s Larson School for Leadership program.