Elizabeth P. Smith '71
Elizabeth P. Smith '71 retired from Texaco Inc. as Vice President-Investor Rlations and Shareholder Services in late 2001 following the company's merger with Chevron Corp. Smith was also the Corporate Compliance Officer for Texaco Inc. and was a member of the Board of The Texaco Foundation.
Ms. Smith was born on June 21, 1949 in New York City. She was graduated from Bucknell University in 1971 with a Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, and received a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Georgetown University Law Center in 1976.
Ms. Smith joined Texaco's Legal Department in 1976. As an attorney in the Legal Department, Ms. Smith handled administrative law matters and litigation. She served as Chairman of the American Petroleum Institute's Subcommittee on Department of Energy Law for the 1983-85 term.
Ms. Smith was appointed Director of Investor Relations for Texaco Inc. in 1984. She was named Vice President of the Corporate Communications division in 1989. On January 28, 1992, Ms. Smith was elected a Vice President of Texaco Inc. and assumed additional responsibilities as head of the company's Shareholder Services group. In 1999, Smith was named Corporate Compliance Officer for Texaco Inc.
In May, 2007, Ms. Smith became a Director of Pacific Asia Petroleum, Inc., a publicly traded company incorporated under the laws of Delaware.
Also in May, 2007, Ms. Smith joined the Board of Directors of the Community Fund of Darien. From 1996 through 2006, Ms. Smith served on the Board of Directors of INROADS/ Fairfield Westchester Counties, Inc. She has also recently served as a member of the Boards of Families With Children From China--Greater New York, and The Chinese Language School of Connecticut.
In November, 2007, Ms. Smith was elected as a member of the Darien Board of Finance, and sworn in the same month. (In Darien, she is known as Elizabeth Smith Mao.)
While at Texaco, Ms. Smith was an active member in NIRI (National Investor Relations Institute) and the NIRI Senior Roundtable. She has been a member and Past President of both the Investor Relations Association and the Petroleum Investor Relations Institute.
Ms. Smith was a member of the Board of Trustees of Marymount College Tarrytown until 2001. She was also a member of the Board of The Education and Learning Foundation of Westchester and Putnam Counties from 1993 to 2002.
Ms. Smith also served a two -year term as a Vice Chair of the Middlesex Middle School Parent Association in Darien, CT. Smith has also served two-year terms as Co-Chair of the After School Program at Ox Ridge School and the Kid's Care Club.
Ms. Smith and her husband, Tom Mao, have two daughters. Victoria, age 16, attends Greens Farms Academy and Olivia, age 12, attends St. Luke's School. The family resides in Darien, CT.