Mike Smith joined the John William Pope Foundation’s Board of Directors in 2019. Smith is President and Chief Operating Officer at Kane Realty Corporation, a leader in commercial real estate development in the Triangle-region. Before joining Kane, Smith was Vice President at Banc of America Securities’ Capital Markets Group and Managing Director at PNC Capital Markets. Currently, Smith serves on the board of St. David’s School, Midtown Raleigh Alliance, Downtown Raleigh Alliance, Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, and Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau. He also serves on Wake Forest University’s Council of Chairs. Smith is a recipient of the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, an honor given for exemplary service to the state of North Carolina. He received his bachelor’s from Wake Forest University and an MBA from the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School.