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Curt Smith

journalist , think-tank executive

Curt Smith, American think-tank executive, journalist. Named Outstanding Environtl. reporter Izack Walton League of America, 1983; recipient Voice of Democratic Indiana winner Veterans of Foreign Wars, 1975. Vice chairman, board elders, Traders Point Christian Church, Indianapolis, 1999, past chairman, elder, since 1996; led United Nations sanction Election Observer Team, 1999.

Background

Smith, Curt was born on May 11, 1957 in Richmond, Indiana, United States. Son of John Robert and Rena Carolyn Smith.

Education

Bachelor, Indiana University, 1978.

Career

Press secretary Republican Dan Coats, Washington, 1983-1988, campaign manager Fort Wayne, Indiana, 1988. Communications director United States Senator Dan Coats, Washington, 1989-1991, state director, communications director, 1991-1995. Chief of staff United States Republican John Hostettler, 1995-1998.

Vice president external affairs Hudson Institute, Indianapolis, 1998-1999, vice president, chief operating officer, 1999—2001. President Indiana Family Institute, since 2001. Acting city editor Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, 1983, staff writer, 1980-1983.

Staff writer Palladium-Item, Richmond, Indiana, 1979-1980.

Membership

Vice chairman, board elders, Traders Point Christian Church, Indianapolis, 1999, past chairman, elder, since 1996. Led United Nations sanction Election Observer Team, 1999.

Connections

Married Debra Diane Sutter, August 21, 1980. Children: Stephen, Julie, Andrew, Kimberly.