David H. B. Smith, Jr. JD

Board of Directors

Mr. David H. Byron Smith, Jr., joined Leeds West Groups (LWG) Board of Directors on January 1, 2018.

Mr. Smith has been an Independent Board of Directors member of Northern Trust Bank (NASDAQ: NTRS) since April 20, 2010 and Illinois Tool Works Inc. (ITW)(NASDAQ: ITW) since December 4, 2009 what own such notable companies as Deltar, RainX, Wynn’s, Densit, Miller Welding, Hobart, Ramset and Zip Pak to preview a few.

Mr. Smith has been Executive Vice President for Policy & Legal Affairs and General Counsel at the Mutual Fund Directors Forum in Washington DC. since November 2005 and has served as Vice President of Labor Relations of Weyerhaeuser Company.

Previously, Mr. Smith held several positions at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) including Associate Director of the Division of Investment Management from 1996 to 2005. Mr. Smith served as a Director of Wausau Paper Corp. from 1972 to April 16, 2009. He has also served as a Director at Church Mutual Insurance Company along with multiple non-profit organizations.

Mr. Smith is a graduate of Carlton College class of 1988, additionally holding a Masters Degree from The University of Chicago class of 1989, along with his Juris Doctorate (JD), magna cum laude from Harvard Law School class of 1993. He currently resides in Washington, DC.