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Linda A. Smith

Title: Senior Cost Analyst
Company: Gleeds
Location: Dallas, Georgia, United States

Linda A. Smith, senior cost analyst at Gleeds, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in finance.

With 23 years of experience to her credit, Ms. Smith has excelled as a senior cost analyst at Gleeds. She began her career as a cost control finance analyst and manpower and equipment coordinator at Marathon Petroleum Company from 2003 to 2009. She worked as a senior cost finance analyst at Starcon International, Inc. in 2009. At Turner Industries, she was active as a coordinator and QA and QC clerk from 2009 to 2010.

Ms. Smith continued her career as a senior project controls financial analyst at Tennessee Valley Authority from 2010 to 2014. She found success as the owner and general manager of Wayne’s Place & Coop’s Diner from 2011 to 2016. During this time, she was recruited as cost rep, EV III at Zachry Industrial, Inc. from 2014 to 2015. She has established herself as a controls cost analyst at Southern Company since 2015.

Before embarking on her professional path, Ms. Smith pursued an education at Mountain State University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in organizational and management leadership in 2004. She concluded her studies at the University of Phoenix, graduating with a Master of Business Administration in 2010. Beyond her responsibilities within the field, she has participated in numerous endeavors outside of her professional circles. She contributed to Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Ms. Smith holds a Primavera P3 certificate. Moreover, she has exemplary skills and endorsements in leadership, strategy, forecasting, project coordination, finance, contract management, project management, procurement, contract negotiation, marketing, pricing, payroll, risk management, business process improvement, change management, team leadership, business planning, software documentation, strategic planning, program management, process engineering, facilities management, Six Siga, quality assurance, inventory management, ERP, and supply chain.

Ms. Smith attributes her success to the support of her mother and to her father, who imparted valuable life lessons regarding communication, respect, and the importance of perseverance and resilience. He gave her first job at his business when she was 16. In the immediate future, she intends to manifest a lifelong dream of becoming a vice president of a company in the next three to five years.

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