Chief Financial Officer
The newspaper’s chief financial officer Todd Smith began working for The Santa Barbara Independent during the summertime while attending UCSB, starting as an intern for the business office in 1988. Upon graduation from UCSB with a B.S. in Business Economics with an accounting emphasis, Todd went into public accounting for a while but then realized he preferred working in private industry. In 1990, Todd was hired as The Indy’s accounts receivable clerk, and has been working here ever since. In addition to his work, Todd also donates much of his time to various nonprofits in the community, including the American Cancer Society, CEASE, and Old Spanish Days.