[Marxism] Fwd: Ex-CIA honcho named Kent State University's chair of the 50th May 4 Commemoration Advisory Committee

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Wed May 8 09:28:13 MDT 2019

1. Stephanie Smith, an associate professor in Kent State's School of 
Journalism and Mass Communication, was recently chosen as the chair of 
the 50th May 4 Commemoration Advisory Committee.

In this role, Smith will be a leader in creating, planning and executing 
all commemoration events, as well as overseeing plans and work with the 
May 4th Task Force, May 4 families and survivors and Kent State 
students, staff and faculty.

2. from Stephanie Smith's bio
Smith retired in 2011 from the United State Federal Government, after 27 
years of service, 25 of them with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). 
She also had significant executive experience in defense (U.S. Navy) and 
public diplomacy (Department of State).

As a Senior Intelligence Service executive in the CIA, Smith led 
thousands of employees; designed and managed programs worth several 
billion dollars; interacted regularly with Congress; and traveled 
extensively, including throughout two war zones (Afghanistan and Iraq). 
She was selected as a member of CIA's Senior Intelligence Service in 
2000 and achieved its highest rank. Smith led the largest of CIA's four 
directorates, the Directorate of Support, and reported directly to the 
Director of CIA for hiring, security, global logistics, facility 
support, finance, acquisitions and medical services worldwide. In this 
role, Smith was also accountable to Congress, the media, and the 
American public.


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