Michael J. Smith, Executive Director, NASA Shared Services Center
Image Credit: NASA Michael J. Smith serves as the executive director of the NASA Shared Services Center (NSSC) in Hancock County, Miss., where he leads a team of more than 550 civil service and service provider employees. Mr. Smith joined the NSSC as deputy director on January 18, 2011, and has served as the NSSC's executive director since November 6, 2011.
As executive director of a multi-function shared services center, which includes financial management, information technology, human resources, procurement services, and business support services, Mr. Smith provides agency services to NASA employees, contractors, grantees, and vendors.
Additionally, he manages the NSSC's operating budget of $320 million in the Working Capital Fund (WCF), approximately $100 million in non-WCF, and supports total payments of $18 billion a year for labor, travel, accounts payable and grants across NASA.
Prior to joining the NSSC, Mr. Smith most recently served as a consultant to the Coca-Cola Company, providing support to executive management for a global shared services center strategy, including initial implementation of the SAP model in China.
In previous roles, Mr. Smith had an impressive 17-year career working for Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE). During his tenure with CCE, Mr. Smith held numerous positions in the United States and Western Europe, including CFO of Coca-Cola Beverages in Brussels, Belgium; director, Project Europe in London, England; and director of CCE's Shared Services Center in Tampa, Fla. Mr. Smith received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from Kennesaw State University near Atlanta, Ga., and is a Certified Public Accountant.