Name: Mark “Chappie” Smith
Title/Occupation: Lt Col (retired) USAF, Corporate Wingman & Consultant
What Makes The Person A Game Changer: Mark “Chappie” Smith is a former White House Fellow, Ambassador & leading representative for the Air Force. He is one of the first African Americans to have been a Thunderbird Pilot with the U.S. Air Force. He is a combat experienced F-16 Instructor/Evaluator Pilot, with over 2500 F-16 hours. Smith has an extensive public speaking record and solid foundation in worldwide recruiting for the Air Force and NASA. He has provided support to the White House, NASA, Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs Public Relations.
Mark is also actively involved in ensuring USAF leadership reflects the diversity of the country it serves. To read more about Mark’s efforts: http://www.abetterairforce.org