Ken Smith is a South Dallas/Fair Park resident and owner of Holistic Investments, a residential real estate investment and property management company serving primarily in Southern Dallas.
His vision is to restore SD/FP to its “glory” days through investment; entrepreneurial advocacy; and political involvement.
As president of RSDC (Revitalize South Dallas Coalition), a non-profit that champions economic development in South Dallas, he works to bring cell phones, internet, and broadband parity to his community; partners with Uber to sign-up drivers as independent contractors; connects small businesses with resources to start or grow their businesses; and works to establish SD/FP as an urban agriculture center.
Ken is a board member of: the Dallas Housing Acquisition Development Corporation (City Land Bank); The Dallas Real Estate Council Foundation; Get Healthy Dallas; the Lincoln High School Advisory Committee for STEM education; and the Fair Park Texas Foundation.
Ken formerly served as: Director of Corporate Communications for Blue Cross Blue Shield, Texas and Kaiser Permanente, Texas; Senior Producer at KERA TV; Director of Community Relations for WFAA TV Channel 8; and news producer for several local radio stations. Ken is a member of Concord Baptist Church, and a graduate of Lincoln High School, Dallas; and has a BA degree in Communications from the University of Houston