Oclaro

Biography

Joel A. Smith III

Director

Mr. Smith has served as lead independent director of Oclaro since July 2011 and as a director since April 2009. Prior to Oclaro, Mr. Smith served as a director of Avanex Corporation from December 1999 to April 2009, when Avanex and Bookham merged to create Oclaro. Mr. Smith was the Dean of the Darla Moore School of Business of the University of South Carolina from October 2000 to December 2007. Previously, Mr. Smith served as the President of Bank of America East, a financial institution, from October 1998 to September 2000. From July 1991 to October 1998, Mr. Smith served as President of Nations Bank Carolinas, a financial institution. Mr. Smith earned a bachelor's degree in political science and economics from the University of the South.