AL Smith – Executive Director

Al is a local serial entrepreneur who started his career by launching an aerospace engineering firm before moving on to manufacturing and technology startups. Al is one of the first graduates from the Acetech CEO training program and has helped numerous companies strategically overcome challenges as a turnaround CEO, Vice President, and consultant. He has always had an interest in new technology, entrepreneurship, and the success of both business and community. Al has also supported many not-for-profits, working on boards, fundraising, and training staff.

Jacquie Beland- Director, Events & Communications

As Director of Events and Communications, Jacquie embodies versatility with over 2 decades of retail experience and a talent for effective communication and client relations. She combines eight years of event planning expertise with strategic thinking to create captivating experiences.

In addition to her corporate role, Jacquie is the founder of Trust Fall Health Coaching, dedicated to empowering individuals on their health journey. Professionally trained through the Health Coach Institute, she brings a wealth of knowledge and a compassionate approach to coaching, guiding clients towards sustainable lifestyle changes and positive transformations.

Whether crafting brand messages, curating memorable events or empowering individuals to prioritize their health, Jacquie is dedicated to making a difference in every facet of her work.