DURANT - REI Oklahoma President and CEO Tom Seth Smith announced his retirement Friday, after leading the organization for 23 years.
REI officials say that REI been meeting the needs of Oklahoma businesses and communities for nearly three decades, providing flexible financing and economic development services to businesses, entrepreneurs and individuals. Smith’s retirement was effective Friday.
“It has been an honor to lead REI, which I believe is one of the premiere economic development drivers in our state,” Smith said, in a news release. “I am now looking forward to spending more time with my family and pursuing other business opportunities.”
“We thank Tom for his 23 years of leadership and commitment to REI,” said Karen James, chair of the board of REI. “We wish Tom the very best in his retirement.”