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    John R. Smith


    John R. Smith

    Vice President

    Registered Investment Adviser

    Florida State University B.S. Political Science

    Investment Experience: over 50 years

    International Consultants & Investors 1983 - Present

    • President, Compliance Expert Testimony

    Lowry Capital Management 2015 - 2020

    • Executive Vice President

    Lowry Management Corporation 1976 - 1993

    • President

    Lowry Financial Services Corporation 1976 - 1988

    • President

    Securities Experience

    • Expert Witness to over 1300 securities cases in 32 U.S. states
      • Expert Testimony on behalf of Securities Exchange Commission (SEC)
      • Expert Witness for the State of Florida
      • Independent consultant to FINRA
    • Portfolio Manager for 5 Mutual Funds


    Outside Activities:

    President, Florida Association of Registered Investment Advisors

    Chairman, National Advisory Council, National Association of Securities Dealers

    Chairman, District Board of Governors, National Association of Securities Dealers

    NASD/FINRA Disciplinary Hearing officer

    Florida Securities Regulation Task Force

    NASAA Annual Examiner Training Program

    Arbitrator, FINRA and American Arbitration Association

    Independent Consultant: various securities regulators

    State of Florida Securities Law Advisory Council

    Investment & Finance Committee, Palm Beach County School Board

    Chairman, Economic Council of Palm Beach County

    Chairman, Palm Beach County Council of the Arts

    Chairman, Palm Beach County Business Forum

    President, Business Political Action Committee of Palm Beach County

    President, Florida Cultural Action Alliance

    President, Business Federation of Palm Beach County

    President, Florida Cultural Education Alliance

    Chairman, State of Florida Retirement Commission

    Chairman, Palm Beach County Strategic Master Plan

    Chairman, Palm Beach County Directions '94

    Chairman, Business Alliance of Palm Beach County

    Chairman, BIZPAC Review, Inc.

    Vice Chairman, Florida Arts Council

    The Montgomery Medal – 1992

    Executive Committee, Associated Industries of Florida

    Director, Florida TaxWatch

    Chairman, Community Forum of Palm Beach County

    Palm Beach Business and the Arts Award - 1986

    Biotech Land Protection Advisory Board

    Chairman, Investment Committee, Max Planck Florida Institute

    Chairman, Investment Committee, Associated Industries of Florida

    Trustee, Education Partnership of Palm Beach County

    Grand Trustee, Sigma Chi Fraternity

    Palm Beach Atlantic College ‑ Freedom Medal

    The Explorers Club

    Columnist, Financial Planning Today magazine

    Financial Columnist, Professional Corporation magazine