President / Founder
Originally from West Texas, Russell Smith completed his Bachelors and Masters degrees at the University of Texas before moving to Virginia. Following his service in the Army, Russell completed his Doctorate at the College of William and Mary and worked as a proposal manager for several federal contractors. He founded OCI in 1985, and has overseen its growth into one of the largest proposal services companies in the nation. He is a past president of the National Capital Chapter of the APMP and currently serves as chairman of its Presentations Committee.