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Academy of Achievement Lee Allan Smith

Lee Allan Smith

Inducted 2004

Lee Alan Smith is Vice Chairman of Ackerman McQueen, joining them in 1987. He also serves as President of Oklahoma Events, Inc., a full service event production and marketing firm. Mr. Smith also served as President of Oklahoma Centennial Sports, Inc. which was the local organizing committee for U.S. Olympic Festival ’89 in Oklahoma.

In 1978, Mr. Smith joined KTVY Channel 4, an NBC affiliate, in Oklahoma City, where he served as President and General Manager. Before KTVY, Mr. Smith spent 22 years with Gaylord Broadcasting Company, where he started as a local salesman. He went on to become General Manager and Vice President of WKY Radio and Assistant General Manager of WKY-TV.

Mr. Smith served three years as Chairman of the Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce. He is active on several Boards of Directors. His civic and professional activities include: past President for three years and past board member of Allied Arts of Oklahoma; past President and current member of the Oklahoma Zoological Society, Inc.; and past member of the Oklahoma City Zoo Trust Board. He is currently serving as Chairman of the Oklahoma Heritage Association.

Among Mr. Smith’s honors are the Oklahoma City Public School Foundation’s Annual “Wall of Fame” Humanitarian Award, induction into the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame, and induction into the prestigious Oklahoma Hall of Fame.