The Extension Foundation welcomes Arielle Y. Smith, CPA, as its new Comptroller. Smith is a certified public accountant with a Masters of Business Administration with Accounting emphasis and a Bachelor’s of Business Administration from Texas Woman’s University in Denton, TX. Prior to joining the Extension Foundation, Smith served as an Accounting Manager at Easter Seals of Greater Houston, United Way of Greater Houston, and as a Senior Auditor for Harper & Pearson Company.
The Extension Foundation publicly advertised for this position beginning on November 18th, 2022.
According to Beverly Coberly, Chief Executive Officer (Interim), “as the Extension Foundation continues to grow as an organization, it has sought ways of improving its financial infrastructure and streamlining our ability to manage awards that benefit the entire Cooperative Extension system. The addition of Arielle in this leadership role does exactly that and aligns with our vision to strengthen all areas of our organization to best meet the needs for our partners in the Cooperative Extension system for today and the future.”