F. Alan Smith

F. Alan Smith

Distinguished Lecture Series

F. Alan Smith Distinguished Lecture Series

Established in 2007 as the F. Alan Smith Visiting Executive Program and now known as the F. Alan Smith Distinguished Lecture Series, this event was created to attract corporate executives in the transportation industry and other subject experts to speak to students, faculty and community members at  Florida Institute of Technology. At least one executive speaker is welcomed to campus every Fall and Spring semester. Speakers address topics such as innovation in the automotive industry, self-driving cars, the hyperloop high-speed rail, and innovations in ride-sharing and transportation.

Upcoming Lecture

Headshot of Greg Smith, Executive VP Supply Chain, Walmart

Greg Smith
Executive VP, Supply Chain, Walmart U.S.

Tues. Sept. 11, 2018
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Hartley Room, Denius Student Center

Registration Opening Soon

Greg Smith is the executive vice president, supply chain for Walmart U.S. He has responsibility for all product flow and distribution centers, as well as responsibility for all domestic and global ocean transportation functions.

Prior to his current role, Greg served as a senior vice president of global operations at The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company. With more than 30 years of supply chain and operations experience, Greg has transformed manufacturing, procurement and logistics programs at companies like Goodyear, ConAgra Foods, United Signature Foods, VDK Frozen Foods and Quaker Oats.

Greg earned his bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Tennessee – Knoxville. He currently serves on the Global Supply Chain and College of Business advisory boards at the University of Tennessee.