Reggie Smith III | Biography
Reggie Smith III currently serves as the Manager of Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) and Training Transformation (T2) for Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc. In his current capacity he provides thought leadership and strategic planning in the area of T2 and ADL for the National Guard Bureau.

Prior positions include 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, including: the Action Hero’s Award from the Missouri Association of Community Task Forces (MoACT), the TeleCon’s Best Live Special Event Satellite Broadcast Award as well as the ELLI (e-Learning Industry) Award. 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.

He is a member of the Society of Satellite Professionals International (SSPI), the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA), the Project Management Institute (PMI), and currently serving as president and chair for the Government Special Interest Group for the Washington Metropolitan Distance Learning Association (WMDLA) (www.wmdla.com).

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, including: Black Enterprise, the Year in Computing, Videoconferencing Insight, Profiles, the Achiever and Teleconference magazines. A contributor to Web Techniques magazine, he currently serves as contributing editor for Learning & Training Innovations Magazine formally e-Learning Magazine and is working on his first book, Simple Things for Brilliant People.