Management and Professional Development

Frank M. Smith


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Phone: 540-231-4972

Fax: (540) 231-7035



M.B.A. University of Maine
B.S. Fairfield University


Frank M. Smith is Director of Management and Professional Development within the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech.  MPD provides educational and consulting services to businesses and governments throughout the state of Virginia and the U.S.
Smith has more than 25 years of industry and academic experience leading management and professional development organizations.  He was previously the director of the Executive MBA Programs at both Oklahoma State University and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Previously at IBM, Smith managed applications development programming education in Dallas, Texas; finance and business planning education in Brussels, Belgium; and the worldwide course development operations for IBM’s finance, business planning, and information technology functions.  Additionally, Smith owned and managed Master Training Services, Inc., a Texas-based management consulting firm.

Smith received a master's in business administration from the University of Maine in 1970, and a bachelor's in industrial management from Fairfield University in 1968.