JoEllen Smith

Executive Vice President, DMA Companies & DMA Properties

Since joining the DMA Companies in March 1998, JoEllen has served in numerous capacities during her twenty five-year tenure, giving her the necessary overall perspective to lead DMA's operations. She has served in an officer capacity since 2002 and as Executive Vice President for the past fifteen years.

Her leadership role within DMA Companies is very diverse and ranges from providing oversight for daily operations of DMA Properties to serving as the Principal in Charge for Development Production overseeing loan processing, construction, and transition to operations for DMA's developments funded through the Housing Tax Credit program. Additionally, she is actively engaged in the business development and marketing activities for both DMA's development and property management companies.

Coming to Austin via Southern California and upstate New York, JoEllen received a BA in Political Science and a Gerontology Certification from California State University, Long Beach.