Board of Directors
Henry Dale Smith Jr. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, H. D. Smith Holding Company
Henry Dale Smith Jr.
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, H. D. Smith Holding Company
Dale Smith is chairman and CEO of H. D. Smith Holding Company, the parent holding company of H. D. Smith, overseeing ultimate guidance of the company, alongside the board of directors. Focused on the strategic direction of H. D. Smith and its subsidiaries, Dale combines vast industry knowledge as well as years of running the wholesale distribution company to drive the company’s growth. Under his leadership, H. D. Smith has grown from a regional wholesaler to a national wholesaler with distribution centers spanning from coast to coast.
J. Christopher Smith President and Chief Executive Officer, H. D. Smith
J. Christopher Smith
President and Chief Executive Officer, H. D. Smith
In March 2015, Chris Smith became president and chief executive officer of H. D. Smith, overseeing all day-to-day operations of the company. In this position, Chris holds executive responsibility for the H. D. Smith wholesale enterprise, as well as the functional areas that support both the wholesale and specialty solutions businesses. Throughout his tenure at H. D. Smith, Chris has worked to build H. D. Smith’s credibility with pharmacists and suppliers across the country, solidifying H. D. Smith’s space in the market.
John Danahy Director and Chairman of Compensation Committee
Director and Chairman of Compensation Committee
John Danahy, former Chief Operating Officer of May Merchandising and May Department Stores International, retired in 2006 after 38 years with the May Department Stores Company. John began his career with May in information technology, going on to serve as Corporate Senior Vice President of IT. He served as Chairman of Famous-Barr Co. for five years before becoming Chairman of May Merchandising and May Department Stores International, where he had responsibility for logistics, finance, human resources and product development and sourcing offices in Asia, the Indian subcontinent and central Europe.
Steve Novik Director and Chairman of Nominating & Governance Committee
Director and Chairman of Nominating & Governance Committee
Steve Novik joined Edward Jones in 1983 as a principal in the accounting and finance area. Building a career in finance, he served as the firm’s Chief Financial Officer from 1995 until his retirement in 2008. He was responsible for all major aspects of accounting and finance. While CFO, he also supervised all real estate and administrative services, specifically the more than $260 million expansion and redevelopment of the Edward Jones headquarters in St. Louis. Prior to joining Edward Jones, Steve was a partner with the national accounting firm Main Hurdman, now KPMG.
Kevin Kelly Secretary and Chairman of Audit Committee
Secretary and Chairman of Audit Committee
For approximately 20 years, Kevin Kelly has served as Chief Financial Officer for both public and privately held companies. Kevin is currently a principal with US Federal Properties Co., a commercial real estate company in the business of acquiring, developing and managing properties leased primarily to the U.S. government. He also serves as the Chief Financial Officer for US Federal Properties, where he directs the corporate finance, treasury, accounting, and administrative functions.
Dr. Rita Numerof Board Member
Dr. Rita Numerof
Dr. Rita Numerof is the co-founder and President of Numerof and Associates. Her dedication, leadership, and passion have guided Numerof into its third decade of continuous growth and success.
From the firm’s inception, Rita has focused on developing new business models for companies in industries undergoing major market changes. Her work has spanned industries that are critical to global economic growth – financial services, healthcare delivery, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, telecommunications, and major industrial manufacturing. Bringing experience, style, and boundless energy, Rita has applied her expertise to help organizations create and execute successful new strategies in the face of fundamental market shifts.
Rita has a deep understanding of the challenges executives face in sustaining growth and profitability in increasingly fluid markets. As a result, she’s become a trusted advisor to senior management teams across a wide range of leading companies. Her cross-industry perspective, combined with her expertise in executing strategy and optimizing corporate performance are the basis for objective counsel that leading executives rely on.
Dr. Numerof graduated magna cum laude from the Honors College, Syracuse University and received her PhD from Bryn Mawr College. She is widely published in business journals, has authored five books and serves as an adjunct faculty member of the Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis.