American Association for Physician Leadership

Brandon Smith


Senior Consultant


Brandon Smith is a Senior Consultant at CultureSync where he specializes in executive coaching, leadership development, and team and individual assessments. Prior to joining CultureSync, he worked for the Veterans Healthcare Administration, where he supported the nation’s largest healthcare system with assessment strategy implementation, executive leadership program design, and executive coaching. Brandon is a proud veteran of the U.S. Army. His diverse military experience includes service as a Drill Sergeant and two tours in Iraq with the 3rd Infantry Division. Brandon resides in central Georgia, and in his free time, he enjoys outdoor activities with his two children. Brandon earned his Ph.D. in Leadership and Organization Development from the University of Georgia. His research interests include human-centered leadership, experiential learning, and individual learning agility.

Areas of Expertise

  • Organizational psychology
  • executive coaching
  • leadership development
  • project management
  • team and individual assessments


  • PhD, Learning, Leadership, and Organizational Development
    The University of Georgia

  • Master of Arts, Industrial-Organizational Psychology
    The University of Georgia

  • Master of Business Administration
    Georgia College & State University

  • Bachelor of Arts, Political Science
    Georgia College & State University


  • Hogan Level 1 Certification

  • Certificate in Executive Coaching

  • EQ-i 2.0 + EQ 360 Certification Program
    Multi-Health Systems

  • Korn Ferry Assessment of Leadership Potential Certification

For over 45 years.

The American Association for Physician Leadership has helped physicians develop their leadership skills through education, career development, thought leadership and community building.

The American Association for Physician Leadership (AAPL) changed its name from the American College of Physician Executives (ACPE) in 2014. We may have changed our name, but we are the same organization that has been serving physician leaders since 1975.


Mail Processing Address
PO Box 96503 I BMB 97493
Washington, DC 20090-6503

Payment Remittance Address
PO Box 745725
Atlanta, GA 30374-5725
(800) 562-8088
(813) 287-8993 Fax



AAPL providers leadership development programs designed to retain valuable team members and improve patient outcomes.

American Association for Physician Leadership®

formerly known as the American College of Physician Executives (ACPE)