Hardy Smith, Consultant and Speaker


Website: www.hardysmith.com

Twitter: www.twitter.com/hardysmith1


Linked In: www.linkedin.com/in/hardysmith


 Hardy Smith's drive for facing challenges head-on, and transforming them with effective, creative solutions, was shaped through his years of work with one of America's most successful and popular sports, NASCAR. There, in several management and leadership roles, Hardy represented the NASCAR family of businesses through a variety of leadership activities. With these experiences, Hardy has translated the business models of some of America's most prominent corporate management teams into forward-thinking, practical and timely applications any volunteer- and member-based organization can and should adopt.

Hardy's dedication to serving associations, nonprofits and other volunteer-based organizations is reflected in his professional affiliations as well. He has held numerous local, state and national volunteer leadership positions, while his professional relationships have included ASAE The Center for Association Leadership, the premier source of learning, knowledge and future-oriented research for the association and nonprofit profession; FSAE Florida Society of Association Executives; National Speakers Association, the leading professional organization for speakers; and BoardSource, which is dedicated to advancing the public good by building exceptional nonprofit boards and inspiring board service.

Hardy's work on creating effective board member relationships has been featured in leading publications, such as BoardSource, GuideStar, Nonprofit Business Advisor, Canadian Fundraising & Philanthropy, and Nonprofit World.

Today, Hardy Smith is living his calling by channeling his experiences and insight into maximizing the success of nonprofits, associations and other volunteer-based organizations around the country; work that has earned him recognition from Florida's network of Small Business Development Centers. The group recently named Hardy Smith Consulting as one of its Small Business Success Stories.