From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)

Smith, Joshua I.

(born: 1941) 

Smith was born in Garrard County, KY. In 1978 he established an information technology firm, Maxima Corporation, that had over $62 million in revenues. It was one of the largest African American owned businesses. In 1989, Smith was named head of a 14 member commission by President George Bush to assist in devising ways for improving business development. Smith is presently chairman and managing partner of The Coaching Group. He is a graduate of Central State University. For more see African American Biographies: profiles of 558 current men and women, by W. L. Hawkins; and About Us: Joshua Smith a Datawind website.


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“Smith, Joshua I.,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed October 20, 2020,

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