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MOLETO ABRAM SMITH, JR.

OBJECTIVE

Governor of the U. S. Virgin Islands

"For all Virgin Islanders to gain prosperity tomorrow, I'm asking each of us to focus on excellence through individual and community empowerment today. EMPOWERMENT TODAY... PROSPERITY TOMORROW."

Advocate for excellence through transparency, accountability, improving government services by streamlining government operations and enhancing human capital and technology, diversifying the economy and addressing the educational and social issues of the Territory. Strong reputation for achieving outcomes and highly respected for commitment to the Virgin Islands community, professional judgment, ethical behavior, integrity and passion.

CAREER SUMMARY

Over twenty-six (26) years experience in government operations, human services, allied health planning, research and resource development, legislative and organizational analysis, as well as emergency management.

EDUCATION

B. A., Social Ecology, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, at IRVINE

Multi-disciplinary university coursework emphasized research design and analysis, as well as a specialization in criminal justice. Special concentration placed on human behavior, organizational development, planning and government.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

OWNER (Dec. 2010 - Present)

Moleto A. Smith Jr.
Business and Management Consultant
St. Thomas, U. S. Virgin Islands

Provide business and management expertise to public, private and not-for-profit organizations in the areas of grant writing and resource development, business plans and proposal writing, government relations, federal compliance management, procurement management, risk and emergency management, capital and strategic planning, technology planning, project management, business process analysis and design, allied health planning, and social/human services planning and development.

INTERIM COMMISSIONER (Jan. 2007 - March 2007)

U. S. Virgin Islands Department of Human Services
St. Thomas, U. S. Virgin Islands

Responsibilities included statutory oversight of administration and operations of the U. S. Virgin Islands Department of Human Services. This included the oversight of approximately 1,025 employees, 10 divisions and offices, and, an annual operating budget of approximately $100 million (inclusive of annual benefit issuances).

DEPUTY COMMISSIONER (June 1995 - Dec. 2010)

Office of Planning and Operations
U. S. Virgin Islands Department of Human Services
St. Thomas, U. S. Virgin Islands

Responsibilities included direct territorial oversight of the Office of Planning and Operations, which consisted of the following components: (a) Maintenance and Transportation, (b) Capital and Strategic Planning and Development, (c) management Information Systems/IT, (d) Contracts, Grants, Leases and Insurance, (e) Risk and Emergency Management, and (f) other related operational components for the agency, including oversight of operations on the island of St. John.

Some specific duties included the coordination of public education initiatives for welfare reform; procurement and implementation management of $7 million Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program automation project; management and implementation of Territory's electronic benefits transfer project; management of Vocational Rehabilitation Program's automation project; development and oversight of comprehensive automation infrastructure comprised of internet and intranet access, voice, data and videoconferencing; co-management of implementation of implementation of automated biometric time and attendance system; procurement and implementation oversight of automated accounting system; oversight of physical plant security of 64 sites; and, oversight of transportation system which consisted of 120 vehicles.

Allied responsibilities included preparation of budget hearing document for Department's annual budget hearing at the Virgin Islands Legislature; participation in Department's annual budget hearing at the Virgin Islands Legislature; presentations to various legislative standing committees, as designated by the Commissioner; serving as Acting Commissioner on numerous occasions, as designated; and, assisting with the drafting of responses and corrective action plans to audit findings for single audits conducted on Department programs. Responsibilities also included the direct supervision of 10 directors and administrators.

OTHER MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

They include the following:

  • Designated Mass Care Coordinator per Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Operations Plan Disaster/Emergency Services Coordinator assigned to Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency (VITEMA)
  • Member, Territorial Coordinating Committee liaison to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
  • Member, Governing Board, Virgin Islands Head Start Program
  • Member, Special Needs Task Force
  • Member, Advisory Committee on 2000 and 2010 Census
  • Member, Advisory Committee to the Eastern Caribbean Center, University of the Virgin Islands
  • Member, Consolidated Planning - Data Assembly Task Force
  • Member, Workforce Development Complex Task Force
  • Co-chair, Workforce Development Complex Task Force, Working Group
  • Member, Living Wage Task Force
  • Member, Health Information Technology (HIT) Task Force
  • Member, Third Party Fiduciary Evaluation/Negotiation Committee
  • Member, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Evaluation/Negotiation Committee
  • Member, Health Information Exchange (HIE) Steering Committee
  • Co-coordinator, Department of Human Services/Norfork State University, Masters of Social Work Degree Cohort Program

ACTING DEPUTY COMMISSIONER (Oct. 1994 - June 1995)

Office of Planning and Evaluation
U. S. Virgin Islands Department of Human Services
St. Thomas, U. S. Virgin Islands

Responsibilities included direct oversight of the Office of Program Development and Evaluation, inclusive of grants management and program monitoring, as well as the Office of Planning and Development, which comprised Data Processing, Maintenance and Transportation, Capital Development and Contracts. Some specific duties included oversight of all phases of capital construction and assessment projects; the restructuring of the Data Processing unit into a Management Information Systems component; oversight of security of physical plants and special projects as assigned by the Commissioner.

SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE COMMISSIONER (April 1993 - Sept. 1994)

U. S. Virgin Islands Department of Human Services
St. Thomas, U. S. Virgin Islands

Responsibilities included direct oversight of administrative operations on the islands of St. John, assistance with administrative oversight of the Office of Program Development and Evaluation. Other responsibilities included coordination of employee development and training plans; performance of various labor relations functions including due process hearings; development of departmental procedural manuals; serving as chairperson of the ADA Coordination Committee; development of special reports, including budgetary and other reports as requested by the Governor or Legislature.

LEGISLATIVE ANALYST (August 1992 - Jan. 1993)

Office of Senator Stephanie Scott Williams
19th Legislature of the Virgin Islands
St. Thomas, U. S. Virgin Islands

Responsibilities included review and analysis of all legislative bills, contracts, leases and special issues considered by the 19th Legislature of the Virgin Islands. Particular emphasis was placed on bills considered by the Senate Committee on Youth and Human Services, the Senate Committee on Education, The Senate Committee on Economic Development and Consumer Affairs, and the Senate Committee on Government Operations. Other responsibilities included preliminary drafting of amendments to proposed legislation for submission to Legal Counsel, as well as other projects as assigned by the Senator.

TECHNICAL SUPPORT SPECIALIST (March 1990 - June 1992)

British Telecom North America/McDonnell Douglas Computer Systems
Irvine, California

Responsibilities included first-line troubleshooting and technical support of financial transaction software, equipment and Point-of-Sale devices specialized for company's telecommunication networks. Duties included training of employees and clients. Other responsibilities included documentation of departmental training procedures and evaluation schemes. Special assignments and projects included a 4-month assignment to Norristown, PA to assist with conversion projects and training of 60 staff persons.

WRITING CONSULTANT (Dec. 1988 - Nov. 1989)

Bellony Consultants
Santa Ana, CA

Responsibilities included the development of program manuals, newsletters and public relations plans. Other responsibilities included the development of business plans, marketing plans, as well as other types of business related documentation for clients. Strong emphasis was placed on conducting seminars in business writing, as well as performing market and demographic analyses.

EDITOR (Feb. 1988 - Dec. 1988)

Graphic Department
Scantron Corporation
Tustin, CA

Responsibilities included the editing of form designs for compliance with specification requirements, grammar and format layout.

RESEARCH ANALYST (Feb. 1983 - Nov. 1987)

Tutorial Assistance Program
University of California, at Irvine
Irvine, CA

Responsibilities included monitoring of three (3) concurrent longitudinal studies. Other responsibilities included providing assistance with the development of research design, methodology and sampling, as well as maintaining technical and procedural documentation. Special emphasis was placed on proposal writing for funds, report writing and presentation of findings.

EXPERIENCE WITH FEDERAL RELATIONS

  • United States Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Services
  • United States Environmental Protection Agency
  • United States Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration
  • United States Department of Health and Human Services
    • Administration of Children and Families
    • Administration on Aging
    • Office of Community Services
    • Bureau of Primary Health
    • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
    • Social Security Administration
  • United States Department of Labor
    • Bureau of Employment and Training
    • Occupational Safety and Health Administration
  • United States Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency

ACCOMPLISHMENTS/AFFILIATIONS

  • Who's Who Among International Professionals (2001 & 2008)
  • American Management Association (1993 - 2012)
  • Public Employees Relations Board, Trained Arbitrator (1994)
  • American Planners Association (1997 - 2012)
  • V. I. Department of Health, Ad Hoc Certificate of Need Review Committee, Co-Chair (2004)
  • St. Thomas East End Medical Center Corporation, Chairman, Board of Directors (2008 - Present)
  • St. Thomas East End Medical Center Corporation, Treasurer (2006)
  • United Way of St. Thomas/John, Vice-President (2008)
  • United Way of St. Thomas/John, President (2009)
  • International Association of Emergency Managers (2011 - 2012)
  • V. I. Health Information Exchange Steering Committee (2009 - Present)
  • V. I. Health Learning Action Network (2010 - Present)
  • Continuum of Care Steering Committee (1994 - 2010)
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters, Board of Directors (1993)
  • Project Homeless Connect, St. Thomas & St. Croix, Co-coordinator (2008 - 2010)
  • Community Development Block Grant Program, Provide Social Services Clearance (1994 - 2010)
  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. (1983 - Present)

OTHER ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Who's Who Among Students at American Colleges and Universities, University of California, at Irvine
  • President, Black Students' Union, University of California, at Irvine
  • Co-chair, Cross Cultural Alliance, University of California, at Irvine
  • Outstanding Senior, Annual Black Awards Banquet, University of California, at Irvine
  • Outstanding Freshman, Annual Black Awards Banquet, University of California, at Irvine
  • Outstanding Community Service, Annual Black Awards Banquet, University of California, at Irvine
  • Student Coordinator, Saturday Academy Academic Enrichment Program University of California, at Irvine
  • Student Coordinator, Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium, University of California, at Irvine
    • Past Participants: Randall Robinson, Esq., Executive Director of TransAfrica; Yolanda King, daughter of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.; Maya Angelou; Gwendolyn Brooks, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet; Martin Luther King III, son of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and others.

PERSONAL

  • Born on November 17, 1963
  • Married to Athenia Williams Smith
  • Daughter, Anisa
  • Religion: Christian