Rick W. Smith Sr.

Rick W. Smith Sr.

Senior Vice President of Advancement, Chief Development Officer


Rick Smith joined the KyCAD team in April 2018. Smith is a graduate of the University of Louisville, where he received a BA in Broadcast Communications. He also holds an MBA from Kennedy Western University and is currently enrolled in the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy master’s program. He has more than 25 years’ experience in healthcare, business administration, public relations, marketing and television news. Smith was named one of Atlanta’s 40 under 40 Top Business Executives, and was also named one of Georgia’s Outstanding Citizens in 2005-06. He is a past recipient of Who’s Who distinctions in Louisville, Cincinnati, Atlanta, and Dothan, AL. He is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi, Fraternity Incorporated and is a graduate of the Leadership Louisville class of 2015 and Urban League Leadership Alliance Seminar class of 2015. Before joining KyCAD, Smith served as the Interim Vice President of Institutional Advancement, Athletics and Alumni Relations at Kentucky State University.