Len Smith 68
Most Memorable Keystone Moment
There are two moments at Keystone College that changed my life. The first, and most important, was the day I met my wife, Betty Jane. The second memorable moment was sitting through Anita Appleton's accounting classes-they were the hardest and most demanding classes I have ever taken, but they inspired me to go into the accounting profession.
What Are You Doing Now?
I am one of the Founding Partners at the accounting firm of WithumSmith+Brown, PC, which I am proud to say, is the 34th largest CPA firm in the country. I serve as Partner-in-Charge of our Princeton, NJ, office and sit on the firm's Management Committee. Additionally, I am Treasurer and board member for both the Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Princeton YM/YWCA Joint Trustees. I also serve on the Audit Committees of the Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic and the Princeton Family YMCA.
Most Interesting Life Experience
The founding of WithumSmith+Brown, PC, has been the most interesting and significant experience of my professional life. We incorporated the firm in 1974 with a total staff of six employees and one office in Milltown, NJ. Today, the firm employs about 400 staff and has thirteen offices in six states. It has been a great experience to witness this extraordinary growth and success over the years.
My wife, Betty Jane, and I have been married for 39 fun-filled years. We have two daughters, Michele and Debbie, and a son, Kevin. We were also blessed with five grandchildren.
What Do You Hope To Be Doing In The Future
I look forward to spending time with my family and traveling to new and exciting destinations all over the world.
Message To The Students Of Today
Your education will continue throughout all stages of your life, even after your schooling has ended. Take what you learn each and every day and use it to make a positive difference. And always remember that through hard work, determination and the love and support of your family and friends, anything is possible. Just make sure to keep trying.