A local financial powerhouse has been recognized for his years of consistent success. Gerald Smith, an investment manager, chairman and CEO of investment management firm Smith Graham & Co., is one of six new inductees into the Texas Business Hall of Fame.

According to the Texas Business Hall of Fame Foundation, Smith is also a board member of New York Life Insurance and the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, and chairman of the Texas Southern University Foundation. Smith is a proud graduate of Texas Southern University with a BBA in Finance, while also receiving an honorary doctorate degree from his alma mater where he established the Gerald B. Smith Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation to help young Black and Brown people better compete in today’s business environment.

Smith has received numerous awards for his entrepreneurial success and community service. Recently, the City of Houston proclaimed Gerald B. Smith and Anita Webber Smith Day for their community service and philanthropic giving.

The sole person of color on this year’s list, Smith joins Dallas billionaire Mark Cuban, Austin Billionaire John Paul DeJoria, Fort Worth private investor John Goff, Dallas private investor Morton Meyerson, and Dallas executive Randall Stephenson.