As i2E’s Senior VP of Operations, Rex Smitherman is responsible for providing leadership in strategic business planning for the organization; management of company operations and administrative functions; managing relationships with funding sources; supervising underwriting function to support i2E investment funds; and, guidance for collection, communication and reporting of data to company funding sources and other interested parties.
Rex has more than 25 years’ experience in community and economic development, and has worked with state and local governments, the federal government, local and national non-profit organizations, economic development organizations, and some of the country’s largest corporations to grow Oklahoma’s economy. Rex is a member of Leadership Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Academy. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Oklahoma Venture Forum, has served on the board of directors of the Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance, and has served on the advisory board for REI’s New Markets, LLC.
Rex holds a B.S. in Accounting and an M.B.A. from Oklahoma State University. He is recognized by the National Development Council as a Certified Housing Development Finance Professional and as a Certified Economic Development Finance Professional.