Brody Smith

Board of Directors

Brody Smith was born in Marion, VA and grew up in Radford, VA. He attended Clemson University on a baseball scholarship, and graduated in 1997 with a degree in Speech and Communication Studies with a minor in Marketing. He went on to work in Pharmaceutical sales (GlaxoSmithKline) before enlisting in the Army on a Ranger contract in January 2000.

Smith spent 4 ½ years with 2nd Ranger Battalion (Ranger School July’01), then moved over to Aviation and finished his career flying the OH-58D Kiowa Warrior (7-17 CAV) and the  AH-64D  Apache (6-6 CAV) before being medically retired in Feb ’19 as a Chief Warrant Officer 3.

Smith moved back to Clemson, SC in Feb ’19 with his wife (Amanda, also a Clemson grad) and kids. He has three boys and one girl (Harrison 16, Liliana 14, Colton 6, Rutledge 4).

He now works for RISE Financial Strategies Group in Clemson, SC which is part of the Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network. In his free time, Smith enjoys hunting, golf, hiking, coaching youth sports, fishing, and spending time with his family. In addition to serving on VPF’s Board of Directors, Smith also volunteers with Rotary and his church safety team.