Marcel Smith is a Detroit-based young professional and multi-faceted entrepreneur. A native of Detroit, Marcel returned to the city in 2016 after completing his master’s in business at Houston Baptist University, where he played basketball and later held a position as Director of Basketball Operations for Men’s Basketball. Marcel’s speed on the court has led to success on the scoreboards but it is his intellectual swiftness, natural leadership ability and propensity for people that allows him to achieve in the other facets of his life and work. Marcel is the published author of The Balance: A Guide for Student-Athletes and demonstrates the importance of balancing all aspects of life in all that he does including managing The Family Basketball Organization, mentoring youth through the Detroit Stars/ Cares Program, and training schools and organizations with Essential Colors. Over the past two years he has dedicated his focus and time to working with Chick-fil-A in the LDP program.