With over thirty years of security management and law enforcement experience, Smith is the past chairperson of the Food Marketing Institute’s loss prevention committee. She is on the advisory committee for the Center for Interviewer Standards and Assessment, NRF Loss Prevention Council, past member of RILA’s Senior Asset Leader Council and Horizon Committee and the loss prevention committees for the California Grocers Association and California’s Retailers Association. Smith is Chair for the board of directors of Retail Merchant Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of CGA and is a member of ASIS Retail Loss Prevention Committee.
Smith has earned a master’s degree in communications from Pepperdine University, Advanced Police Officer Standards and Training certificate from the State of California, and was elected to the "Who’s Who of American Women" in 1999.
In 2011 and 2013 Smith was selected by Progressive Grocer as one of the Top 100 Women in Grocery at the Senior Executive level, for her efforts in ORC and shrink reduction.