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Cece Smith

Cece Smith, American venture capitalist. Certified Public Accountant, Texas. Past co-chairman president's research council University Texas Southwest Medical Center Dallas; past visiting committee University Michigan Business School; past executive board Southern Methodist University Cox School Business; past vice president, board directors Junior Achievement Dallas; past president Charter 100; past treasurer Dallas Assembly.

Background

  • Smith, Cece was born on November 16, 1944 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Daughter of Linn Charles and Grace Inez (Walker) Smith.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Business Administration, University Michigan, 1966. Master in Liberal Arts, Southern Methodist University, 1974.

    Career

    • Staff accountant Arthur Young & Company (Certified Public Accountants), Boston, 1966-1968. Staff accountant, then assistant to controller Wyly Corporation, Dallas, 1969-1972. Controller, treasurer subsidiary University Computing Company, 1972-1974.

      Controller Steak and Ale Restaurants American, Inc., 1974-1976, vice president finance, 1976-1980, executive vice president, 1980-1981, Pearle Health Services, Inc., 1981-1984, president Primacare division, 1984-1986. General partner Phillips-Smith-Machens Venture Partners, 1986—2007. President Le Sportsac Dallas, Inc., 1981-1987.

      Board directors Brinker International Inc., Pier 1 Imports, Inc. Chairman Federal Reserve Bank Dallas, 1994—1996. Past vice president, director IWF-Dallas.

      Past member president advisory group University Michigan. Vice chair, member executive board Dallas Symphony Association.

    Major achievements

    • Certified Public Accountant, Texas.

    Membership

    Past co-chairman president's research council University Texas Southwest Medical Center Dallas. Past visiting committee University Michigan Business School. Past executive board Southern Methodist University Cox School Business.

    Past vice president, board directors Junior Achievement Dallas. Past president Charter 100. Past treasurer Dallas Assembly.

    Connections

    • Married John Ford Lacy, April 22, 1978.
    • father: Linn Charles Smith
    • mother: Grace Inez (Walker) Smith
    • spouse: John Ford Lacy
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    Born November 16, 1944
    (age 72)
    Nationality
    • 1966
      University Michigan
    • 1974
      Southern Methodist University
    • 1966 - 1968
      Staff accountant, Arthur Young & Company (Certified Public Accountants)
      Boston, Massachusetts, United States
    • 1969 - 1972
      staff accountant, to controller Wyly Corporation
      Dallas, Texas, United States
    • 1969 - 1972
      then assistant, to controller Wyly Corporation
      Dallas, Texas, United States
    • 1972 - 1974
      controller, subsidiary University Computing Company
    • 1972 - 1974
      treasurer, subsidiary University Computing Company
    • 1974 - 1976
      controller, Steak and Ale Restaurants American
    • 1981 - 1984
      controller, Steak and Ale Restaurants American
    • 1981 - 1987
      president, Le Sportsac Dallas
    • 1986 - 2007
      general partner, Phillips-Smith-Machens Venture Partners
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