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Brad D. Smith

Presidential Honorary Doctor of Business Degree

West Virginia University presents Brad Smith with a Presidential Honorary Doctor of Business Degree for attaining national and international preeminence in business and providing distinguished leadership and service in his field.

Brad Smith is chairman and chief executive officer of Intuit. He joined Intuit in 2003 and held a series of executive positions during a five-year rise through the company where he successfully led several of its major businesses. He was named Intuit’s president and chief executive officer in January 2008, and became chairman of the board of directors in January 2016.

Building on Intuit’s strong foundation and enduring mission, Smith has cultivated an agile, innovative culture and led initiatives to reimagine and reinvent Intuit to harness emerging technology and trends, continuing to improve the financial lives of customers around the world. During that time, Intuit has earned a reputation as an innovative company that is consistently ranked as one of the top 100 best places to work, and among the most-admired software companies each year.

Before being named CEO, Smith was senior vice president and general manager of Intuit’s Small Business Division, which included the portfolio of QuickBooks, Quicken and Payroll products. Previously he led the company’s Consumer Tax Group, which produces TurboTax, the nation’s leading consumer tax preparation software. He began his Intuit career leading the Accountant Central community, cultivating relationships and delivering services for accounting professionals.

Smith earned his master’s degree in management from Aquinas College in Michigan and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Marshall University in West Virginia.