Kelly D. Smith

Kelly D. Smith

Director, Ed.D.

+1 (651) 223 3099

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Kelly D. Smith, a director at Baker Tilly, has been with the firm since 2015. He serves in Baker Tilly’s public education group. Kelly previously served for 24 years as superintendent in Minnesota, in several outstate districts and is a past President of the Minnesota Association of School Administrators (MASA). Kelly also has experience as a school district business manager in Minnesota.

  • Facilitating bond and operating levy campaigns
  • School district reorganization
  • Developing budgets
  • Finding financial solutions to issues faced by school districts
  • Finding facility financing solutions for cooperative organizations
  • Minnesota Institute of Public Finance (MIPF)
  • Minnesota Association of School Administrators, past president
  • American Association of School Administrators
  • Minnesota Association of School Business Officials
  • Belle Plaine Borough Rotary Club, past president (two terms) and past secretary/treasurer
  • Past planning & zoning commission member


Ed.D., Educational Policy and Administration
University of Minnesota – Minneapolis


Master of Arts in educational administration

Sixth-Year Certificate in Educational Administration

Mankato State University – Mankato


Bachelor of Arts in mathematics education
University of Minnesota – Morris


Registered Municipal Advisor with the Securities and Exchange Commission

Holds Current Superintendent License in MN