In 2005—just months before retiring from a distinguished, 35-year career with Ernst & Young—Tony Smith accepted an unexpected and remarkable assignment. He recently opened a Capital Markets Center for Ernst & Young in Sao Paulo, Brazil, serving all of South America. Before accepting the post, in which he oversees Securities and Exchange Commission foreign private issuers in Brazil, Argentina, Chile, and Peru, Smith was assigned to the national office of Ernst & Young, with a focus on managing the firm’s risk and consulting with engagement teams.
A member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Smith has served as president of the Indiana CPA Society and chairman of the Indiana CPA Licensing Board. He was named a Sagamore of the Wabash and has volunteered in a number of leadership capacities, including as chairman of the Alexis de Tocqueville Society of the United Way of Central Indiana, tournament director of the RCA Tennis Championship in Indianapolis for three years, and treasurer of the Indianapolis Jazz Fest. A member of the Miller College of Business Executive Advisory Board, Smith also received a Distinguished Alumni Award in 2002.
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