Jeff Smith and his wife, Laura, moved to Wallace, NC from Richmond, Virginia in 2012. Jeff has served in a leading financial role in four family-owned businesses throughout his career. Currently, he serves as chief financial officer of Sampson-Bladen Oil Co based in Clinton, NC. His undergraduate degree is from Virginia Commonwealth University and his graduate degree is from the University of Richmond. He holds his CPA license in North Carolina and Virginia. Jeff has served as president of the Richmond chapter, Virginia chapter and as a national vice president of the Institute of Management Accountants. He served on the board of Premier Financial, a credit union service organization. He has supported public radio and television in Richmond working the phone banks during membership drives. Jeff believes that public radio and TV add to the culture of the community; the programs they bring conjure thought, inspiration and creativity.