Michael A. Smith, MBA
Chief Executive Officer
Born in Franklin, Virginia to the late Herman and Vevlin Smith, Michael is the oldest of 6 siblings. He graduated with honors from the Franklin Public Schools and obtained a BS in Accounting from Virginia State University in Petersburg, VA.
He served 4 years in the army as First Lieutenant in the Signal Corp. He then joined Union Camp in Franklin, VA, where he worked for 23 years in accounting and as the leader of the storeroom.
He later added a Master’s in Business Administration from Avery University in Danville, VA to further build his business skills.
Michael is a firm believer in entrepreneurship and fiscal stewardship. Over the years, he has started and successfully operated many small businesses, including tax consulting, trucking, home heating oil, and rental properties. Most recently, he has started and acts as CEO for Affordable Small Business Solutions, providing services and products to small to mid-size businesses, non-profit organizations, churches, and individuals. This enables him to pass on the expertise he has learned as a business owner to others.
He also has served as an officer, advisor, or board member for many organizations including treasurer for the Lambda Nu chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., a deacon and trustee for the First Baptist Church, director for the Kingdom Colony Ministries, and financial advisor for the Kingdom Building Equipping School.
By far, the achievement of which he is most proud is being a loving father to Shannon, Mike, and Yale, a devoted husband to the late Sandra Smith, and an adoring grandfather to three grandchildren.
Angelette Griebel, ASQ
Director of Nonprofit Development
Melanie Bradshaw, MBA
Director of Human Resources Development