Richard Smith is the finance and grants accountant in the business office at NC State Industry Expansion Solutions (IES). He joined IES in April 2018. Richard is responsible for reporting and monitoring various grants within the division. Before joining IES, Richard served for more than 15 years in multiple roles in accounting and 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. Richard holds a B.S. in accounting. He also served six years in the U.S. Air Force as a supply and logistics specialist. In his spare time, Richard enjoys sports, outdoors and helping people.