New TEES CFO, controller appointed
COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Mark S. Smock has been appointed Chief Financial Officer and Controller and assistant agency director for the Texas Engineering Experiment Station (TEES), agency director Dr. K.L. Peddicord has announced. Effective Sept. 1, Smock will be responsible for oversight and coordination of the financial operations of TEES. "Mark¿s strong background brings a wealth of experience and expertise. I am very much looking forward to working with him. He will be an invaluable member of the leadership team in TEES," Peddicord said. Smock comes to TEES from the Texas A&M Research Foundation, where he began in 1999 as vice president and treasurer. Smock was interim Chief Executive Officer and treasurer from July 2003 to December 2004 when he was named president and CEO and charged with overseeing the overall operation and management of the foundation. He was previously a supervising assistant state auditor and then audit manager for the State Auditor¿s Office in Austin, and later deputy executive director for finance and administration for the Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse. A Certified Public Account in Texas, Smock is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Texas Society of Public Accountants. He also sits on the board of directors of the Brazos Valley Rehabilitation Center and the Texas Institute for the Advancement of Chemical Technology. Smock earned a bachelor's degree in accounting from Ferris State College in Michigan and an MBA from Texas A&M University.