LAFAYETTE, CO, February 03, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Jared Russell William Smith with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Mr. Smith celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
Attributing 25 years of success to his professional career, Mr. Smith retired from his position as a special appointee and special adviser to the Argonne National Laboratory in 2001. As a leader in his field, he formerly spent two years as a technical and policy adviser to the White House Commission on Critical Infrastructure under the Clinton Administration from 1997 to 1999. Mr. Smith previously gained recognition as the associate director of the Gas Technology Institute in Illinois and as the vice president of the Energy Bureau Inc. in New York. Apart from his work in the field, he taught various courses as an adjunct faculty at his alma mater, New York University (NYU), and LaGuardia Community College. Despite his retirement, he has continued to lend his expertise as an infrastructure consultant since 2001.
Well regarded as a talented author, Mr. Smith began a second career to showcase his writing and poetry abilities. Becoming widely recognized as a published writer, poet, essayist, critic and editor, his works have been included in over 500 literary and technical journals, as well as anthologies. They have appeared in publications throughout the U.S., as well as in Canada, Mexico, the U.K., Mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. He also authored multiple books of poetry, including his "Collected Poems: 1971-2011," "A Season of Significance: Poems Within the Pandemic" in 2020 and "The Way It Is" in 2019. Likewise, he was the editor of "Gas, Oil, and Coal Biotechnology" in 1990, among other technical volumes. Mr. Smith has maintained involvement as the poetry editor for the Turtle Island Quarterly since 2015, a board member for the New York Quarterly Literary Foundation since 2008, and an editorial board member for the New York Quarterly Foundation since 1986.
Mr. Smith became involved in the sciences and engineering so that he could learn as much as possible about the world around him. His interest in how people interact with the environment and institutions, however, has been better exemplified through his literary work. During his career, one of Mr. Smith's most successful projects was his collaboration with a team of scientists and engineers in the design and implementation of a full scalable Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition Systems (SCADA) encryption protocol suite and operational methodology to protect the nation's energy infrastructure from hostile foreign nations and terrorist attacks. Prior to his efforts within this project, the nation's energy companies sent their SCADA control signals unencrypted and open to attack. He and his colleagues were able to stop this, thus saving many lives and strengthening the nation's security.
To assist in serving his community, Mr. Smith has been an asset to several local organizations. He served as the vice chairperson of the Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission from 2009 until 2011, sat on the board of directors of the DuPage Symphony Orchestra between 2006 and 2007, and chaired the nominating committee of School District 181 in Hinsdale, Illinois, in 1993. Among other roles, Mr. Smith was involved in local politics as an election district leader for the Democratic Party in White Plains, New York, in 1972.
Prior to embarking upon his professional journey, Mr. Smith studied at Saint John's College between 1968 and 1970. Shortly thereafter, he transferred to NYU, where he acquired both a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts in 1973 and 1976, respectively. A recognized member of several professional organizations, Mr. Smith has been aligned with the Academy of American Poets, the Chicago Poets Club, the Colorado Poets Center, and, among others, the Internet Poets' Cooperative. He is also a past president of Poets and Patrons.
As a testament to his success, Mr. Smith was "put forward" three times for the Pulitzer Prize, was recently included in the 2019 edition of the Colorado Encyclopedia by Colorado Humanities and was the recipient of the Colorado Authors League Award for Poetry in 2020. He also received five Pushcart Award nominations and was a three-time finalist for Ashland University's Richard Snyder Book Award. A celebrated Marquis listee, Mr. Smith has been cited in numerous editions of Who's Who in America between 1999 and 2012 and the 18th, 21st, and 23rd editions of Who's Who in the World.
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