Edgar L. Smith Jr.

Chairman & CEO

Over 30 years of solid sales and marketing experience with Fortune 500 companies, lastly, as Vice President, National Sales with Coca-Cola North America.  Specifically, thirteen years of industry experience with commercial printing and paper/packaging companies including R.R. Donnelley & Sons Co., James River Corporation, Georgia-Pacific Corporation and Smurfit-Stone.  He progressed through various positions of increasing responsibility, such as Sales Manager and National Account Manager.  Over the years, he has very successfully called on, sold, and serviced numerous national accounts, including Wal-Mart and The Procter & Gamble Company.  He is also a certified Six Sigma Greenbelt.

An avid community volunteer, he currently serves in leadership capacities on the Board of Directors of various prominent Cincinnati civic and community non-profit organizations.  Additionally, he also serves on several national boards.


B.S. Marketing and Business Administration, Morehouse College, 1983

Leadership Cincinnati – Class XXI, 1998

Fellow, Regional Leadership Forum – Class II, 2004

Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, Advanced Management / Minority Business Executive Education Program, 2004 & 2008

Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, NMSDC Advanced Management Education / Executive Program, 2007