CEO and Chairman of the Board
Smith Land & Improvement Corporation and LB Smith Ford Lincoln Inc.
An Elizabethtown College graduate with a degree in Business Administration/Management received in 1970, Rick Jordan began working part-time at LB Smith Inc. in 1963 and started full-time in 1971.
Rick’s primary responsibilities today as chief executive officer of a $60 million dollar company include strategic planning and decision making for the dealership, as well as growing the company’s development interests and fortifying its Smith Land & Improvement Corporation real estate portfolio.
Smith Land & Improvement Corporation is celebrating 50 years of providing Commitment to Community. Opportunities for Enterprise. Currently, he is leading the development of Swatara Plaza at The Concourse, in Swatara Township, Dauphin County, a mixed-use $140 million complex that will employ 4,100 people when completed. Simultaneously, he is bringing Silver Creek Plaza on the Pike through the development pipeline in Hampden Township, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. This plaza features the region’s first combined Toys R Us/Babies R Us, a bank, restaurant, and additional local and national retail tenants.
Rick has been exploring social media for two years and is impressed by its ability to help Smith Land & Improvement Corporation make better places by connecting people across regions. He recently launched a blog, Making Place, to create clear and easy-to-access lines of communication with his partners, construction teams, and neighbors working and living near Smith Land’s properties.
A longtime community supporter and philanthropist, Rick serves on the board of trustees of Messiah College and was a recent board member for the Holy Spirit Health System. He was vice-chair of Elizabethtown College’s board of trustees, and a board member for the Harrisburg Area YMCA, Goodwill Industries, the former Dauphin Deposit Bank and Trust, and past president of the West Shore Country Club. Rick’s strong leadership and ability to attract talented team players distinguishes him as a role model for next-generation business professionals.