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Roger S. Smith

Roger went through grade school and high school in Missoula where his father was dean of the UM business school. Roger worked for the US Forest Service during his college summers.  He is married to Libby & they have three grown children (two in Missoula and one in California) & two grandchildren.  Roger & Libby relocated from Canada to Flathead Lake in 2009 (where the family has had property since 1960). 

Roger and Libby moved to Edmonton, Canada and the University of Alberta in 1969 after he completed his MA and PhD studies in economics at Harvard  & the University of California, Berkeley.  He served as Professor, Dean of the Business School, Vice President (Academic), & Vice President (Research and External Affairs) at times during his career at the University of Alberta.  Roger was with the IMF in Washington, D.C. (1972-74), & has been a consultant to the World Bank, USAID, & the OECD.  He was at Erasmus University in the Netherlands in 1983-84 & with the International Tax Program at Harvard University in 1977-78 & 1995-96. 

Roger has served as board chair of the Alberta Capital Region United Way, as chair & board member of numerous academic, research, conservation & arts organizations. He currently serves on Flathead Lakers & Polson Loaves & Fish Boards.