The West Virginia University College of Business and Economics will welcome Intuit chairman and CEO Brad Smith to the B&E Distinguished Speaker Series on Wednesday, April 6. Smith will speak to the University and local communities at 4 p.m. at the Waterfront Place Hotel in Morgantown, WV.

Smith joined Intuit in 2003 and held a series of executive positions during a five-year rise through the company, where he successfully led several of its major businesses. He was named Intuit’s president and CEO in January 2008, and became chairman of the board of directors in January 2016.

He has cultivated an agile, innovative culture and led initiatives to reimagine and reinvent Intuit to harness emerging technology and trends, continuing to improve the financial lives of customers around the world. During his tenure, Intuit has earned a reputation as an innovative company that is consistently ranked as one of the top 100 best places to work, and among the most-admired software companies each year.

Before being named CEO, Smith was senior vice president and general manager of Intuit’s Small Business Division, which included the portfolio of QuickBooks, Quicken and Payroll products. Previously, he led the company’s Consumer Tax Group, which produces TurboTax, the nation’s leading consumer tax preparation software. He began his Intuit career leading the Accountant Central community, cultivating relationships and delivering services for accounting professionals.

Smith earned his master’s degree in management from Aquinas College in Michigan, and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Marshall University.

The B&E Distinguished Speaker Series is presented in part by Wells Fargo. The event is free and open to the public, and a complimentary shuttle bus will provide transportation between the B&E building and the Waterfront Place Hotel. More information on the free shuttle service can be found at

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