KSBAA Board Profile
David N. Smart BS'89
David received his undergraduate degree in 1989 with majors in Finance and Business Economics and Public Policy from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. He earned an MBA from the University of Michigan. Prior to joining Pella, David had been with Ford Motor Company for 20 years in a wide variety of roles. His assignments at Ford most recently included the Vice President of Finance for Ford of Australia. He also had financial roles in marketing and sales, manufacturing, product development, and audit. In addition to Australia, David spent five years in Europe where he served as the Finance Manager for a new car product program and the Audit Director for Ford’s Operations in Europe and Asia-Pacific. He also spent time in California as Vice President of Finance, MIS and Strategy for Jaguar and Land Rover - North America.
David is a Board Member for the Pella Opera House and the Indiana University Kelley School of Business Alumni Association. David is also a member of the Oracle CIO Advisory Board.
David and his wife, Jennifer, live in Pella, Iowa. They have three children: Hannah, Adam, and Julia.