Ernest L. Smith, CTP, M.B.A.
Ernest L. Smith is senior vice president North Texas Regional Sales Manager at BBVA
Compass. Smith is responsible for a staff of 10 TM professionals, providing TM product
Sales and Support to clients in the North Texas region. Before joining BBVA Compass,
Smith spent 16 years at JPMorgan Chase, including six years as a Commercial Banker
and three years as a Private Client Advisor. Prior to Chase, he spent three years
at South Main Bank as Credit Officer and Compliance Officer. Smith has 23 years of
banking experience and 15 years of Treasury Management experience. He received his
B.S.B.A. in Finance from the University of Arizona and his M.B.A. from Duke Universitys
Fuqua School of Business.
Mr. Smith is an adjunct instructor for The Center for Professional Development at
the University of Dallas. He has been teaching here since 2011. He is active in the
local AFP chapter and has been part of the committee that reviews test questions on
the actual CTP exam.