Richard Smith is the Finance & Grants Accountant in the Business Office, and joined IES in April 2018. He will be responsible for reporting and monitoring various grants within the division. Before joining IES, Richard has more than 15 years of experience with multiple roles in Accounting & Finance. He has worked with several state government agencies such as the NC School of Science & Math, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, and the NC Dept. of Public Instruction/Education. He has a B.S. in Accounting. He also served six years in the U.S. Air Force as a Supply & Logistics Specialist. In his spare time, he enjoys sports, outdoors, and helping people.