Director of Operations, Headquarters
Statewide Focus Areas and Experience:
- Operational & Strategic Planning
- Organizational Effectiveness and Adaptive Systems
- Project Design & Execution
- Budget Execution
- Organizational Data Management and Reporting
- Federal Data Research, Utilization and Reporting
- Statewide Organizational Logistics Support
- Director of Technology Systems
- Government & Organizational Relations
- Public Relations & Advertising
- Marketing & Communication Management
- Event Planning, Management, Coordination & Execution
- Multimedia and Social Media Management
- Training Development, In-Person and On-Demand
Courtney Smedick joined the North Carolina Military Business Center in January 2008 serving as the Statewide Integrated Marketing, Events Coordinator and Government Relations at NCMBC Headquarters in Fayetteville.
Ms. Smedick’s responsibilities include operational and strategic planning, organizational effectiveness, government relations, development and implementation of statewide business development and training events, communication and outreach, social media and serving as the program manager for NCMBC’s employment programs for transitioning military and military spouses.
Ms. Smedick received her Master’s degree in Integrated Marketing Communication from West Virginia University. Prior to her move to North Carolina, Ms. Smedick attended Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Communication with a strategic focus in Public Relations. While in school she held an internship position with Penn State – Behrend’s Athletics Department, performing sports marketing and public relations activities. Ms. Smedick also held the Advertising Manager position for two years for Slippery Rock University’s award winning newspaper, The Rocket.
Ms. Smedick’s previous work experience includes working at a Fortune 500 insurance company and the marketing director for a large, private medical practice. Ms. Smedick is also an alumnus of the AmeriCorps program, where she volunteered in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, and San Diego. During her commitment to AmeriCorps, Ms. Smedick completed over 504 volunteer hours in a ten month timeframe as a full-time undergraduate student. Due to this achievement, she received the President’s Volunteer Service Award, signed by President George W. Bush.