Board of Trustees
President and CEO, Sophisticated Systems, Inc.
Dwight Smith is President and CEO of Sophisticated Systems, Inc. since 1990. Sophisticated Systems provides businesses with a comprehensive set of information technology solutions ranging from technology deployments and assessments to fully outsourced managed services in areas including cloud computing and cyber security. The company’s management services business supports companies in a wide range of industries.
Dwight currently serves on the boards of Choice Legal and Sure Impact. In addition to company board service, he currently serves as Board Chair of The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Board member of Nationwide Children’s Hospital, and the Highlights Foundation. His past board experience includes The Columbus Foundation, Columbus State Community College, Rev1 Ventures, State Auto Mutual Company, and several organizations focused on our youth. In 2015 Smith co-founded My Special Word, a non-profit focused on empowering children around the world and the importance and impact of positive words. Smith is an active investor and mentor for several entrepreneurial ventures. He is a recipient of the prestigious E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
Dwight is a committed philanthropist and is very active in his community. He has served as an Adjunct Professor in the MBA Program at Franklin University and is a guest lecturer at The Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University. Smith was awarded an Honorary Doctorate Degree from Franklin University in 2021.
He graduated from The Ohio State University with a BS in Marketing and an MBA in Finance.
Term of Service
November 2022—November 2026