“We confuse position and title with making a difference in life. We need to be careful. It’s a trap.”
Bill Smith was born and raised in Madison County, Indiana. He and his wife, Karen, have five children and ten grandchildren.
Smith is the recipient of several commendations and awards, including the Indiana National Guard’s Distinguished Service Medal and Indiana’s Sagamore of the Wabash.
Before the founding of Sextons Creek, Smith served as the chief-of-staff for Mike Pence in the Indiana Governor’s Office and previously in Pence’s congressional offices.
Prior to his service with Pence, he was the founding director of the Indiana Family Institute, a public policy organization dedicated to the strengthening of family life in the Hoosier State. He led the non-profit organization as its executive director for more than a decade. He hosted a daily radio talk show called “Indiana Family Forum” and edited a monthly newsletter with a readership of more than 20,000 households.
From 1983 until 1989, Smith worked as the legislative director and chief-of-staff for Congressman Dan Burton of Indiana.
Smith has managed and served with several political campaigns during his 30 years of involvement in the public square. Bill currently serves as a board member with the National Center for Complex Operations.
He has also advised not-for-profit organizations on how to improve their management structure, communications strategies and board development. He also serves as president and chairman of the board for The Attic Theatre, Inc, a local non-profit theatre guild.
3:17– A little of my background
8:06– About Sextons Creek
12:25– How does your faith guide and shape you as a leader in business and government?
14:45– A word of encouragement
17:30– What is some of the best advice you’ve ever been given and how does that impact your leadership today?
20:24– What do you think would be a cure for all the lack of character we are seeing in culture today?
26:27– What advice or encouragement if you’re discouraged?
29:08– The 4:23 Question