Scott Smith

Housing and Community Development Department
Houston, TX

SCOTT SMITH is an IT operations and management consultant with expertise in IT service management, governance, and organization start-up. He has worked with departments, divisions, and corporations across multiple industries, including technology, investment banking, real estate, and petroleum. His employer and client list ranges from the newly formed Saudi Aramco subsidiary Motiva Enterprises to Fortune 100 institutions such as Tenneco, Hewlett Packard, and JP Morgan Chase. Scott has a proven track record of managing international projects and cross cultural teams globally, including in North, Central, and South America, Europe, and Asia Pacific. Scott holds degrees in accounting and information systems from Lone Star College-North Harris.

 

PROJECT

Over the last five years, the City of Houston experienced six federally-declared natural disasters. In the wake of those devastating storms, the city received $1.3 billion in federal housing recovery assistance, which represents a once-in-a-generation opportunity to invest strategically in affordable housing infrastructure. FUSE will work with the Housing and Community Development Department to ensure that disaster funds better meet the needs of historically underserved communities. Using data analytics and long-term business intelligence strategies, FUSE will help direct major public sector investments to increase housing equity.

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