Jamie joined Smith Graham at its inception in 1990. He has over 30 years of experience in the financial markets and is Vice Chairman of Smith Graham's Board of Directors, a member of the Investment Policy Committee and the Executive Committee.
He formerly served as Assistant City Controller for the City of Houston, Texas and was responsible for a debt portfolio of $3 billion and the issuance of debt instruments exceeding $2.5 billion through major Wall Street banks.
Jamie obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from Prairie View A&M University, where he also received the Distinguished Alumni Award from its business school and was the commencement speaker at the University's 99th summer commencement ceremony. He pursued graduate studies at the University of Texas, San Antonio and advanced studies with the College of Financial Planning, Denver, Colorado. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Financial Planner.
As a philanthropist, he serves as a board member of DePelchin Children’s Center Foundation and is a member of Prairie View A&M College of Business Dean’s Advisory Board. In addition, he served as Chairman of the Board for the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) Council of Houston, and was a board member for The Houston Foundation, The Lighthouse for the Blind and UNICEF. He is a graduate of the Center for Houston’s Future.
Jamie possesses a wide range of interests in business, education, and public policy. His educational interests include, among others, support as an underwriter for the production of The Prairie View A&M Story, which depicted the history of the university and was broadcast on PBS.