Smith went up the corporate ladder from assistant store manager in 1962 to president and COO in 1985, and in 1997 became CEO. Advance Auto Parts is the
Smith is a Pulaski native. In 2001, he was named one of
Smith has been involved with the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, the
He has targeted endowed scholarships, benefitted capital projects, and provided unrestricted support. He is a Golden Hokie, a Legacy Society member, and a President’s Circle member of the Ut Prosim Society, the university’s most prestigious donor recognition society.