Brock Smethills graduated Summa Cum Laude with a mechanical engineering degree from Vanderbilt University in 2013. Prior to joining the Sterling Ranch full-time, he interned at United Launch Alliance and Lockheed Martin Space Systems. Brock joined the Sterling Ranch full-time in 2013. Brock has served as Chief Technology Officer of Sterling Ranch from 2013-2017, Chief Operating Officer of Sterling Ranch from 2018-2019, and President of Sterling Ranch since November 2019. During his time as Chief Technology Officer, Brock oversaw the technology platform for Sterling Ranch, and during his time as Chief Operating Officer, Brock led the entitlements and construction effort for Sterling Ranch.
Brock’s education in sustainability and technology systems allowed him to develop the Sterling Ranch technology program and helped select Siemens, IBM, CenturyLink, and Corning for implementation of the fiber network and all smart city and smart home technology.
Brock became President of Sterling Ranch in November of 2019 and oversees the operations of the community, including land sales, engineering, land entitlement, and commercial property negotiations.
He also participates in the strategic planning and execution of Sterling Ranch’s sustainability and technology programs.Brock currently serves on the Xcel Renewable Energy Trust Board, the Board of Visitors for the Vanderbilt School of Engineering, and also serves on the Board of Dominion Water and Sanitation District, and the Douglas County Community Foundation.