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Brian Smith-Vandergriff

Chief Financial & Strategy Officer
Ohio University CU // Athens, OH


  • Doctorate of Business Administration - Grenoble Ecole de Management (Grenoble, France) - Dissertation Topic: “Financial Innovation Adoption: The Role of Mortgage Backed Securities and Federal Home Loan Bank Membership in Determining Credit Union Performance”
  • Master of Business Administration - Rockhurst University (Kansas City, MO) - Concentration: Information Systems and Knowledge Management
  • Bachelor of Science - Rockhurst University (Kansas City, MO) - Major: Computer Science
  • Instructor - CUNA's Financial Management School
  • Former Instructor - CUNA's Investment Certification School

Professional Activities

  • Former Board Chair - Catholic Family CU
  • Founding Member - Catholic Credit Unions of America
  • Advisory Board Member - George Washington University Credit Union Initiative
  • Member - CUNA Finance Council's Conference Committee
  • Former Member - SIFMA's Business Continuity Planning Committee
  • Former Member - SIFMA's Small/Medium Firms' Technology Focus Group
  • Founding Member - Operation BBQ Relief
  • Team Captain - Roadkill BBQ
  • Scholarship Application Reviewer - KC Scholars

Honors, Awards and Major Accomplishments

  • SCHEELS Sponsored Pitmaster
  • 2015 Legend of the American Royal BBQ
  • Countless Food Sport Awards in a Wide Range of Categories