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Forrest L. Smith, American restauranteur. Recipient Meritious citations from New York Urban League, United Negro College Fund (twice), New York City Board Education.

Background

Smith, Forrest L. was born on February 17, 1945 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. Son of Charles LeRoy and Doris Irene (Milliken) Smith.

Education

Student public schools, Ithaca, New York.

Career

With Kentucky Fried Chicken National Management Company Inc., assistant manager, manager, supervisor, area manager, district manager, senior district manager, regionalmgr., 1969-1974. Executive vice president, chief operating officer, principal Lewis Foods Inc., Riverside, Connecticut, 1974-1983. founder, chairman, chief Executive officer, Smith Foods Corporation, Greenwich, Connecticut, 1974. Owner/operator chain McDonald's Restaurants, New York City, since 1974.

Director New York McDonald's owner/operator Advertising Cooperative, since 1981, marketing committee, since 1979, chairman public relations committee, 1982-1986, by-laws committee, since 1981, security committee, 1981, New York political action committee, chairman tri state marketing committee, 1990-1991. Executive com.McDonald's Metropolitan Area Owner/Operator Association Ronald House Task Force, 1983. Board directors, limited partner Senior Living Superior vena cava syndrome.

Chairman Ronald McDonald Children's Charities, New York Chapter. Member of New York Region ROAB Operation Committee. Pastbd. directors New York City Board Education-Cooperative Education.

Bd directors, vice president Ronald McDonaldHo., New York City member Fathers' Council, Riverside School Parent-Teachers Association, Connecticut, 1981-1983. Member Mayor Koch's New York City Special Anti-Graffiti Task Force, 1981-1983. Board directors Vital Volunteers for Improvement of 3d Ave and Lexington Ave, 1974-1980.

Board directors, Executive Committee, finance committee, public relations committee We Care About New York, 19846. Board directors Grand Control Partnership, 34th St. Partnership, Citykids, HACER. Chairman, founder Smith Children's Charities Foundation.

Co-executive producer United Negro College Fund/McDonald's concert series. Chairman, Board Of Directors special projects fundraising committee Boy Scouts American, 1982-1983, board directors Greater New York council, 1982-1983.

Membership

Co-executive producer United Negro College Fund/McDonald's concert series. Chairman, board directors special projects fundraising committee Boy Scouts American, 1982—1983. Chairman, founder Smith Children's Charities Foundation.

Board directors Grand Center Partnership, 34th St. Partnership, Citykids, HACER. Greater New York council Boy Scouts American, 1982—1983. Member Fathers' Council Riverside School Parent-Teachers Association, Connecticut, 1981—1983.

Member Mayor Koch's Improvement of 3d Avenue and Lexington Avenue, 1974—1980. Board directors, executive committee, finance committee public relations committee We Care About New York, 1986. Member of National Rifle Association, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (life), New York Metropolitan Owner Operators' Association Cooperative (vice president board directors), Eastern Tennis Association, United States Tennis Association, Greenwich Symphony Association, Mid-Manhattan C. of Chamber (board directors 1979-1983), New York City Chamber of Commerce, Greenwich Village Chamber of Commerce 1983, Manhattan-Bronx McDonald's Owner/Operator Group (chairman 1977-1978), Five Boroughs McDonald's Owner/Operator Association (president 1981), Airplane Owners and Pilots Association, New York Athletic Club, New Yorker Club, Tamarack Country Club, Sales Executive Club (New York City), St. Croix Yacht Club, Greenwich Racquet Club, Old Greenwich Yacht Club.

Connections

Married Kimberly Smith. Stepchildren: Blayre Farkas, Sammantha Farkas;children: Dianna Lynn, Christian Lee.

father:
Charles LeRoy Smith

mother:
Doris Irene (Milliken) Smith

spouse:
Kimberly Smith

child:
Blayre Farkas Smith

child:
Sammantha Farkas;children: Dianna Lynn Smith

child:
Christian Lee Smith