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Brad D. Smith Discusses The Rising Number of West Virginia Startups

West Virginia is an opportune place for startups to thrive. From the eastern panhandle to southern West Virginia, the Mountain State has seen over 4,300 new businesses formed since 2010, along with a nearly 50% increase in business registrations since 2018 alone. Additionally, the West Virginia government has taken steps to encourage entrepreneurship in the …

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Brad D Smith welcomes students back to campus for the start of the fall semester

Brad. D. Smith Kicks Off the 2022–2023 Academic Year at Marshall University

Every year, Marshall University receives freshman students during its Week of Welcome (WoW). The purpose of the program is to give new students the opportunity to acclimate to the campus, college life and all things Marshall before the upperclassmen arrive. It is an immersive experience designed to educate students on important available resources, and help …

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Brad D. Smith at a podium at the Marshall University 83rd Alumni Awards Banquet event

Brad D. Smith on Leadership in the Modern Work Environment and His Recent Career Shift

Considering his notable tenure as a business leader in Silicon Valley, followers of Brad D. Smith’s professional career may have been surprised to see his path take a new direction in late 2021, leading him away from business and into academia. In January 2022, Brad was no longer just the former Intuit executive or the …

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Brad D. Smith at a Marshall University event

Brad D. Smith Recaps His 100-Day Listening Tour as Marshall University’s President

On January 1, 2022, Brad D. Smith stepped into a role distinct from the various experiences that had previously defined him as a business leader. Just recently the executive chairman of Intuit, a software company located in Silicon Valley, Brad pivoted to a new sector entirely: academia. Brad entered his new position as the President …

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Brad D. Smith’s Perspective on Economic Developments in West Virginia

This year has already been an exciting one for economic development in West Virginia. In early January 2022, West Virginia Governor Jim Justice announced three pieces of significant economic news, marking what could be a turning point for the state’s economy and narrative. During this time, it was announced that Nucor Corporation, an industry leader …

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