Mr. Alfred E Smith IV, the 2013 Grand Marshal of the NYC Saint Patrick's Day Parade
Alfred E. Smith IV
Mr. Smith is CEO of AE Smith Associates a firm he founded in 2009. In December 2006, Mr. Smith retired from his position as Managing Director of Bear Wagner Specialists LLC, a specialist and member firm of the New York Stock Exchange, after 35 successful years on Wall Street. Mr. Smith sits on the Boards of The Tony Blair Faith Foundation, Mutual of America, and Provectus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. He is a Senior Advisor for the Marwood Group, as well as Kroll Bond Rating Agency. Smith also served as Chairman of the Board of Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers in New York.
After attending Iona Prep and Villanova, Smith began his Wall Street career as an independent floor broker on the New York Stock Exchange. In 1975, he relocated to Chicago to join Mitchell-Hutchins, where he served as Vice President until 1979 when he returned to New York and was named Partner of CMJ Partners. In 1997, he joined Bear Wagner as Managing Director.
Mr. Smith is the great-grandson of the legendary Al Smith, Governor of New York, and serves as the Director, Secretary, and Dinner Chairman for the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation, as well as Master of Ceremonies at the annual Alfred E. Smith Foundation Dinner for the past 25 years.
Alfred’s work on behalf of charities in New York and Connecticut is extensive. In addition to his work with the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation he serves as Chairman of the Irish Chamber of Commerce of the USA, Director of the Center for Hope, former Trustee of Calvary Hospital and served on the board of St. Vincent’s Hospital in Manhattan since 1986.
Al is the Chairman of Hackers for Hope, an organization he founded in 1988 to raise money for cancer research and treatment. Since their first "tournament" in 1988, Hackers for Hope has donated a total of over $8,000,000 to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers Comprehensive Cancer Center, and other organizations committed to finding a cure for and treating cancer.