Benjamin Smith

Vice President, Technology & Analytics Infrastructure


Gettysburg, Pennsylvania


Benjamin T. Smith brings a strong background in database management and technology solution experience to the OPEN MINDS team. With over 15 years of database and software experience, he has demonstrated expertise with Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS), Azure, Google Suite/Analytics/Lookup, Word Press, Squarespace, Winautomation, and Woopra. In addition, Mr. Smith has a high proficiency in MS Office applications, including MS Access, and VBA coding.  In his current role as Vice President, Technology & Analytics Infrastructure, Mr. Smith uses his skills to manage the OPEN MINDS SQL Server Database, create dashboards and benchmark surveys, and develops reports for the OPEN MINDS online communities.

Previously, Mr. Smith was the Director of Club Sports for the University of Lynchburg Athletics Department where he automated many functions in the department including data collection, registration, payments, and rosters. He also represented the Athletic Department on the University’s Technology Implementation committee.

Prior to his work at the University of Lynchburg, Mr. Smith was the Assistant Director, Intramural Sports and Technology Liaison at the Virginia Tech Recreational Sports Department in Blacksburg, VA. During his tenure, Mr. Smith implemented several technology solutions for the department including Office365 and SharePoint, and transitioned the department to Fusion for registrations. Mr. Smith also worked with other members of the technology team to design and develop an in-house tracking program and to sync the MySQL backend database with the MS Access database.

Additionally, Mr. Smith has worked as a computer and technology consultant engaging in projects such as developing software using C++ and MS Access, training staff on implementation and Microsoft products, and assisting call centers with desktop software support.

Mr. Smith earned both his Master of Business Administration degree, with a concentration in Organizational Leadership, and his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Information Technology from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Virginia.

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