Benjamin L. Smith CPA, CGMA
Ben Smith serves as our President and Chief Executive Officer. He specializes in providing information technology consulting, corporate tax and higher income individual tax planning and compliance. In addition to being a Certified Public Accountant, he is also recognized as a Chartered Global Management Accountant by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Ben was appointed by Commissioner Adam Krupp in January 2018 to the newly formed Tax Advisory Council for the Indiana Department of Revenue. Read more below. He also serves as Vice-Chair for the Indiana CPA Society's Tax Resource and Advisory Council.
A graduate of Columbia City High School, Ben joined Estep-Doctor & Company in 1989 after graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Manchester College. Ben was awarded the MVP in 1989 on the Manchester College Golf Team, and was lead trumpet for both the concert and jazz bands while at Manchester.
Ben has served as the President of Delaware County Optimists, Board President of the Delaware Country Club, Board Chairman of Cornerstone Center for the Arts, treasurer for Boys & Girls Club of Muncie, and on boards of several other local non-profit agencies.
He is currently serving as Treasurer of the Secret Families Christmas Charity, Treasurer for Delaware Country Club, statistician for both the Muncie Central Boys & Girls Basketball teams and full time PA announcer for the girls team as well.
Ben played the Fanfare Trumpet at the Pan Am Games opening ceremonies in 1987 and was a member of the Indiana Intercollegiate Honors Band in 1989. He is an avid golfer and has had 3 career hole-in-ones. Ben and his wife Erin, an algebra teacher at Muncie Central, reside in Muncie with their blended family of 6 children.
As part of a revitalization initiative for the Indiana Department of Revenue, Commissioner Adam Krupp formed the state's first-ever Tax Advisory Council in January 2018. Ben Smith was one of only 12 Hoosier appointees.
Ben will serve a two-year term and members will be asked to provide input on matters relating to tax administration in Indiana. Krupp's goal is a "fair, secure and efficient" department that serves all Hoosiers well.
Commissioner Krupp has previously gained recognition for overhauling the Indiana BMV, which is now ranked as one of the top three in the nation.