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Extension Foundation Welcomes Comptroller to Team

Aaron Weibe ·
The Extension Foundation welcomes Arielle Y. Smith, CPA, as its new Comptroller. Smith is a certified public accountant with a Masters of Business Administration with Accounting emphasis and a Bachelor’s of Business Administration from Texas Woman’s University in Denton, TX. Prior to joining the Extension Foundation, Smith served as an Accounting Manager at Easter Seals of Greater Houston, United Way of Greater Houston, and as a Senior Auditor for Harper & Pearson Company. The Extension...

About the Extension Foundation

The Extension Foundation was formed in 2006 by Extension Directors and Administrators. Today, the Foundation partners with Cooperative Extension through liaison roles and a formal plan of work with the Extension Committee on Organization and Policy (ECOP) to increase system capacity while providing programmatic services, and helping Extension programs scale and investigate new methods and models for implementing programs. The Foundation provides professional development to Cooperative Extension professionals and offers exclusive services to its members. In 2020 and 2021, the Extension Foundation has awarded 85% of its direct funding back to the Cooperative Extension System, 100% of funds are used to support Cooperative Extension initiatives. 

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