Reggie Smith III
Reggie Smith III currently serves as Chair Emeritus of the Board of Directors for the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) and works for JANUS Research Group, Inc., as the Director of Distributed Learning. In his current capacity with JANUS, he provides distributed learning services covering logistics support, cinematic development, serious games, virtual collaborative training / visualizations across the military, civilian, corporate, education, healthcare and international markets.
Prior positions include Chief, Interagency Coordination, Manager, Advanced Distributed Learning and Training Transformation, Deputy Director of Learning Technologies, Vice President of Operations, Program Manager of Enterprise Managed Videoconferencing Services, Manager (National Guard Support) of Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Co-Lab, Assistant Manager of Network Operations (GuardNetXXI), Videoconferencing Network Engineer, Videoconferencing Manager & Satellite Traffic Manager.
Smith is the recipient of numerous awards and commendations to include the following: USDLA Hall of Fame Award, Black Engineer of the Year Award for Community Service, Federal Government Distance Learning Association’s Pillar Award, Virtual World Association’s Excellence Award and the Action Hero’s Award from the Missouri Association of Community Task Forces. In 1993, he also received a letter of commendation from then-N.Y. Mayor David Dinkins for supplying emergency programming during the asbestos crisis in N.Y. city schools.
A recognized authority on media and telecommunications issues, he has served as presenter, keynote and/or judge at the VIRTUAL EDUCA International Conference, the e-Learning Conference & Expo, the TeleCon East, West & European Expos, the Technology 2010 Conference, the Third & Fourth Annual Youth Summits, the 22nd Black Media Coalition’s Conference, the 23rd Annual Pacific Telecommunications Council Conference, the 2003 Excellence in e-Learning Awards, the 17th Annual Local CableAce Awards, the Montgomery County Public School Media Festival, the State of Maryland School Media Competition as well as at a host of others.
Smith, who has a bachelor’s degree in English/Communications from Lincoln University in PA, and a master’s degree in International Management from the University of Maryland University College, has been featured and profiled in several national magazines and newspapers, including: Black Enterprise, Diverse Issues in Higher Education, USA Today, Year in Computing, Videoconferencing Insight, Profiles, the Achiever and Teleconference magazine.