NEW YORK – Dean Sharon Smith of the College of Business Administration was recently elected to the National Association of Securities Dealers’ board of governors, whose 33 members regulate the NASDAQ and the American Stock Exchange. “I am excited about being there at a time of tremendous change in the financial industry. I hope to add value and serve the larger market community in ways that are mutually beneficial to all parties,” said Smith, who added that her election bodes well for Fordham. “It certainly provides incredible visibility for Fordham. The financial industries are so central to New York and Fordham alumni are in key places throughout these industries, ” she said. Smith was one of seven candidates elected to the board during NASD’s annual meeting in Washington D.C. NASD board governors, many of whom are CEOs and top executives at major corporations, are split into three representative groups; professionals in the securities industry, non-industry members and the general public. Smith, also a professor of management systems at Fordham, will serve as a public governor through 2003. The NASD is the largest securities-industry, self-regulatory organization in the country. It is the parent company of the NASDAQ, The American Stock Exchange and NASD Regulation, Inc.