F. H. Rick Smith
California State Director
F. H. Rick Smith, an I.T. Infrastructure Architect, recently completed a successful 44 year career in the energy industry having had the pleasure of working for Getty Oil, Texaco, and most recently Chevron. During his career, Mr. was fortunate to have worked across the disciplines of automation, telecom, I.T., and electric power. Mr. Smith has had a longstanding interest in FCC telecom policy, serving on the Enterprise Wireless Alliance Board of Directors since 1998, and having been their Chair of the Board for 2004 and 2005.
Mr. Smith also served as part of the API Telecommunications Subcommittee from 1986 onward focusing on spectrum and wireline issues needed for the safe and efficient operations of U. S. oil and gas infrastructure.