About AIST


Barbara Smith

chairman, president and chief executive officer 

Barbara Smith was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Commercial Metals Company (CMC) as well as a member of the board of directors effective September 2017. Barbara joined CMC in June 2011 as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.  She was then promoted to the position of Chief Operating Officer in January 2016 and then as President and Chief Operating Officer in January 2017.  She is located at the company headquarters in Irving, Texas.    

Prior to joining CMC, Barbara served for five years as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Gerdau Ameristeel in Tampa, Florida.  She also served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for FARO Technologies, Inc. in Orlando, Florida.  Her career includes over 20 years’ service with Alcoa Inc. where she held a variety of leadership positions across various businesses within Alcoa.   

Barbara served on the Board of Directors at Minerals Technologies Inc. from May 2011 through July 2017.  She currently serves on the Board of Directors for Comerica Incorporated.  Barbara has been actively involved in various community organizations and currently serves on the Dallas Board of the American Heart Association. 
Barbara is a graduate of Purdue University with a degree in Accounting, and is also a Certified Public Accountant