Lindsey Guice Smith

Lindsey has been the Commission’s Executive Director since October 2015. Lindsey began working as a staff attorney at the Commission in 2010 under a federal DNA grant, becoming well versed in current DNA technologies and testing methods. She was promoted to Associate Counsel in 2012. In addition to managing the day-to-day operations of the Commission, Lindsey also investigates innocence claims, serves as the Commission’s certified Evidence Custodian and manages the Commission’s federal DNA grants.

One of Lindsey’s passions is evidence management. In her role as Director of the Commission, Lindsey has been invited to participate in several committees and working groups related to evidence management. Lindsey currently serves on the National Institute for Standard and Technology/National Institute of Justice (NIST/NIJ) Evidence Management Executive Steering Committee. Lindsey previously served on North Carolina’s Sexual Assault Evidence Collection Kit Working Group and the North Carolina Clerks Workgroup on Handling, Storage, Preservation and Disposal of Evidence.

Lindsey currently serves as Past President of the North Carolina Association for Property and Evidence (NCAPE) and Secretary of the non-profit International Association for Property and Evidence (IAPE). Lindsey is also a lead instructor for IAPE, teaching Property and Evidence Management classes.

Lindsey graduated summa cum laude from Elon University in 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. She graduated with Honors from the University of North Carolina School of Law in May 2008. Lindsey is admitted to practice law in North Carolina.