As Executive Director of Nu Beginnings, Odie Smith has performed hundreds of interviews for technical and multipurpose positions and has traveled to most major U.S. cities performing job aptitude assessments and interviews. His discipline in professional decision-making has granted him many community service awards and honors, and he is nationally regarded as a customer service specialist. Mr. Smith has assisted many unemployed workers in the past 27 years and continues to provide professional career guidance.Daval and Odie established Smithco in 1989, a non-profit organization that provided unemployment assistance and resources to laid off McDonnell Douglas and Boeing workers in the St. Louis area . In 2011, the Smiths launched Nu Beginnings Employment Organizers.
Odie & Daval have been happily married for 30 years and are the parents of two adult children.