Life Member of the Texas Exes
Ashbel Smith Circle
Lanette Lehnertz Smith is a community volunteer, a philanthropist and a 1983 graduate of UT Austin with a bachelor’s in Advertising.
After leaving the world of advertising, she put her skills to work in the community. As a former development vice president for the Helping Hand Home for Children, Smith also served as administrative vice president and development vice president for the Junior League of Austin. Smith was also on the board of the Ronald McDonald House, the American Cancer Society and spent many years on the Seton Development Board. While on the Seton Development Board, she raised funds for the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). She has also been on the St. David’s Toast of the Town Committee. Currently she is on the Chancellor’s Council, where her husband serves as the Chairman of the Executive Committee. She and her husband, Wallace, have two grown sons and one grown daughter. Their daughter is a 2015 graduate of Moody College with a degree in public relations.