William V. Smart has served as the Executive Director of the Housing Authority of the City of Monroe, Louisiana, since 2019. As Executive Director, William provides leadership and oversight for all of MHA’s programs including: a diverse portfolio of affordable housing stock, and housing choice vouchers. William is also responsible for oversight of the agency’s finances, policies and procedures, grant programs, and personnel management.
Prior to joining Monroe Housing Authority in 2019, William served as Logistics Operations Manager for Brookshire’s Distribution, a Tyler, Texas-based supermarket chain with more than 177 stores operating in Texas, Louisiana, and Arkansas, under four banners: Brookshire’s, Super1 Foods, Fresh by Brookshires’s, and Spring Market.
William brings with him over 28 years of experience in business management and considerable expertise in the areas of operations, process improvement, quality control, human resources, team development, and compliance.
William earned his bachelor’s degree in Business from the University of Louisiana at Monroe. William is passionate about his community and is actively engaged in many Civic endeavors. William is a Member of the Monroe Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity and a Member of New Light Missionary Baptist Church. At New Light MBC, William also serves as Church Deacon, and is a member of the Church Choir Ministry.
William holds numerous professional and community memberships, serving on several boards, including: the Louisiana Association of Affordable Housing Providers (LAAHP) St. Francis Hospital Monroe Chamber of Commerce Bancorp South Corporate Community Advisory Council and others.
William’s prior board service includes: Chairman, Monroe Chamber of Commerce Monroe Housing Authority Board of Commissioners Properties for Retired and Family Living Board President and membership for the St. Francis Hospital Foundation Ouachita Council on Aging NOVA Workforce Institute and the United Way for Northeast Louisiana.
Dedication, commitment, and loyalty are William’s trademarks. He has demonstrated them successfully throughout his career. He is passionate about volunteerism and community service. William is happily married to his long-time wife and best friend.