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Meet our Advisory Board President, Robert Smith

Robert Smith has 39 years experience in brand management, consumer insight, and new business development in both the consumer packaged goods (CPG) and branded durables industries.  He has worked for leading Fortune 500 companies, Clorox, DowBrands, Maytag, and Bridgestone Americas.  Smith has held numerous significant positions including Director of Marketing Research, Vice President of Marketing, and Chief Marketing Officer.  Retired in 2016, Smith consults with a variety of local companies.  Additionally, he is a mentor at the Nashville Chapter of SCORE, serves on the strategic planning committee at Graceworks, and serves as an elder at Historic Franklin Presbyterian Church.  Smith resides in Franklin, TN with his wife and two utterly spoiled golden retrievers.  Smith holds an undergraduate and MBA degree from the University of Virginia.