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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.


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


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


Staff accountant, Arthur Young & Company (Certified Public Accountants), Boston, 1966-1968;staff accountant, then assistant to controller, Wyly Corporation, Dallas, 1969-1972;controller, treasurer subordinate, University Computing Company, Dallas, 1972-1974;controller, Steak and Ale Restaurants American, Inc., Dallas, 1974-1976;vice president finance, Steak and Ale Restaurants American, Inc., Dallas, 1976-1980;executive vice president, Steak and Ale Restaurants American, Inc., Dallas, 1980-1981;executive vice president, Pearle Health Services, Inc.,, 1981-1984;president Primacare division, Pearle Health Services, Inc.,, 1984-1986;general partner, Phillips-Smith Specialty Retail Group, since 1986;president, Le Sportsac Dallas, Inc., 1981-1987. Board directors Henry Silverman Jewelers, Inc., Hot Topic, Inc., Cheap Tickets, Inc., The Dallas Forum, Beautyco, Inc. Board directors Federal Reserve Bankof Dallas, 1992-1997, chairman, 1994-1996.


  • Certified Public Accountants, Texas.


Former co-chairman president's research county University Texas S.W. Medical Center Dallas. Former member visiting committee University of Michigan Graduate School Business. Former Executive Board Southern Methodist U. Cox School Business.

Former vice president, board directors Junior Achievement Dallas, past president Charter 100. Past treasurer Dallas Assembly. Former board dirs.Taco Villa, Inc., BizMart, Inc., A Pea in the Pod, Inc.

Member Texas Society Certified Public Accountants (former directory).


Married John Ford Lacy, April 22, 1978.

Linn Charles Smith

Grace Inez (Walker) Smith

John Ford Lacy