Talk:Michael S. Smith II

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  • I relocated the following material pending the supply of references. --Bob Burton 00:43, 14 September 2007 (EDT)

Smith is a former copy editor of the Charleston Mercury, one of the Evening Post Publishing Company’s community papers (2004-2005). Michael is also the past publisher and editor of South Carolina Voyage: Official Publication of the South Carolina Maritime Foundation (SCMF), a publication produced to augment SCMF's fundraising work for its construction of the Spirit of South Carolina tall ship – for more information about this organization, visit

Since late 2005, Mr. Smith has been a special assistant to The Honorable L. Ronald Scheman (a former U.S. Executive Director of the Inter-American Development Bank and a Sr. Advisor with Kissinger McLarty Associates); Michael is also the director of communications for Jonathan Kronsberg Consulting, LLC, a small Charleston-based consultancy whose client list is comprised of some of the nation’s leading 501(c)(3) conservation organizations. He is a past board member of the English-Speaking Union, Charleston Branch, for which he served as the branch’s scholarship committee chairman (2005-2006) and treasurer (2006-2007). In 2006, Mr. Smith launched an endowment campaign for ESU Charleston’s John Winthrop Scholarship Fund, a fund established to provide further resources for high school teachers and students from the Charleston-area to participate in ESU’s international arts, cultural and educational exchange programs; as of July 2007, these fundraising efforts procured commitments of gifts from The Post and Courier Foundation and the N.Y. Community Trust. From the spring of 2006 thru June, 2007 Michael served as a special assistant to the American College of the Building Arts' Vice President Charles P. Anderson, assisting the organization with its fundraising and development activities.

Michael has volunteered for several national- and state-level Republican candidates’ political campaigns. From 2003-2006, Michael served in the South Carolina State Guard as a member of the Charleston Signals Unit, a detachment of SCSG's headquarters unit. Michael earned a B.A. in Arts Management from the College of Charleston in the spring of 2007. During the summer of 2007, Mr. Smith spent time assisting S.C. Senator George E. "Chip" Campsen III with his efforts to draft materials that will be used to propose the implementation of amendments to various machinations of the South Carolina Competitive Grants Program. Mr. Smith registered with the Friends of Fred Thompson on September 9, 2007.

Smith's response

Bob Burton removed material from the page about Michael S. Smith II without contacting Mr. Smith to request additonal information that would confirm the accuracy of the material posted on about Mr. Smith -- who may be contacted via (Regarding the information about Mr. Smith's work for T.H. Ronald Scheman, please visit Regarding Mr. Smith's work as the copy editor of a newspaper in Charleston, S.C., visit Regarding Mr. Smith's role as the publisher and editor of S.C. Voyage, please contact S.C. Maritime Foundation Exec. Dir. Bradford R. Van Liew at Regarding Mr. Smith's former positions with the ESU Charleston Branch, please contact Alice Boyne via

Michael, yes I did but this was in line with out policy on the need for editors to provide references at the time material is posted. (See Thanks for the contacts but I don't have the time to check these out. I'll leave your note here in case someone else wants to. --Bob Burton 18:40, 14 September 2007 (EDT)