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Eben Smith

Eben Smith has over two decades of business management experience in both the public and private sector with key emphasis in supplier diversity, strategic sourcing, economic and business development, contracting and procurement, community engagement, compliance, program management, process improvement and data management.

Over the last 25 years he has worked closely with other regional, state and local leaders to create jobs, grow the economy and create capacity in the local and minority business community.

Eben has more than two decades of experience in compliance, procurement and contract administration, and has served as a project manager responsible for numerous highly demanding projects for Prince George’s County.

As the County’s former Contract Compliance Officer, he monitored over $500 million worth of procurement spend and contracting activities with diverse suppliers to ensure compliance with the County’s MBE and local business utilization goals.  He also assisted in creating a sustainable inclusive and diverse supplier program by advocating for strategic sourcing; facilitating business development and ensuring business diversity and inclusion that creates value for local, small, minority, disadvantaged and veteran county businesses.

Eben also served as Senior Buyer for Prince George’s County’s Contract Administration and Procurement Division and handled the County’s complex procurement acquisitions. In that capacity he assisted county agencies in the development of procurement specifications and the expediting of procurement transactions, as well as, procured Request for Proposals (RFP), IFBs, Multi—steps, RFQs, RFIs, EOIs on behalf of the County’s government agencies.

After leaving county government, Eben was appointed as the Compliance Manager for MGM Oversight Committee at National Harbor. In that role Eben oversaw the Community Benefit Agreement (CBA) between MGM National Harbor and Prince George’s County to ensure MGM National Harbor and the Oversight Committee were in compliance with the CBA.  Additionally, he monitored and reported results of the compliance efforts of MGM National Harbor, as well as, conducted diligent searches for MBE, CMBE and LBE participants in order to facilitate MGM’s efforts to achieve the Business Enterprise Utilization and Employment Goals.

Eben has also served as the Vice-President of the Prince George’s County NAACP. As Vice-President, he helped to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons. He also worked to promote the growth of entrepreneurship among minorities, and increase employment opportunities with private and public entities.

Eben is a graduate of the Turner School of Construction Management for small, women-owned and minority-owned businesses. Initiated in 1969, the program is designed to enhance participant’s managerial, technical and administrative expertise in construction management.

Eben is also a graduate of Morehouse College and a life-long Prince Georgian. He was recently awarded 2022 Champion for Business Leader of the Year by the Prince George’s Chamber of Commerce. He currently sits on several executive boards including:

  • Maryland Economic Development Commission (MEDC), Commissioner
  • Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO), Board Member
  • MD Comptroller Brooke Lierman’s Transition Team, Co-Chair for Procurement and Board of Public Works
  • Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) MD, Board Member
  • Prince George’s County Chamber of Commerce, Board Member
  • Maryland Black Chamber of Commerce, Board Member
  • Bowie State University Business Innovation Center (BIC), Board Member
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington (BGCGW) Prince Georges County Region, Board Member
  • Prince George’s Community College Business Connection Council, Board Member
  • Bi-County Business Roundtable, Board Member
  • Prince George’s Financial Services Corporation (FSC) First, Board Member
  • Maryland Attorney General Anthony Brown’s Business Advisory Council, Board Member
  • Prince George’s County Tech Council, Board Member
  • Minority/Local Business Advisory Council for the Prince George’s County Board of Education, Former Chair