David's responsibilities also include the daily accounting and financial reporting for two limited partnerships licensed by SBA. Southern Appalachian Fund, LP, is a New Markets Venture Capital (NMVC) company and Meritus Ventures LP is a Rural Business Investment Company (RBIC). Kentucky Highlands is responsible for all aspects of the financial management of these funds, including required reporting to the Small Business Administration.

Mr. Smith earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and Managerial Finance from Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Kentucky. Prior to employment with Kentucky Highlands, David was employed as a Staff Accountant at Cloyd & Associates, PSC in Corbin, Kentucky and was Assistant Controller at Vinland Energy, LLC in Lexington, Kentucky.