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Communications company executive

Fred Wesley Smith, American Communications company executive. Former board directors United Fund, Clark County Boys Club, Las Vegas; mem.exec. board Boy Scouts American, Las Vegas; former member, chairman advisory board Salvation Army, Las Vegas; board of trustees U. Nevada Las Vegas Foundation, University of the Ozarks; national advisory board First Commercial nank, Little Rock. Member Sigma Delta Chi.

Background

Smith, Fred Wesley was born on January 1, 1934 in Arkoma, Oklahoma, United States. Son of Erma (Howard) Wells.

Education

Student, Arkansas Polytechnic Technology College.

Career

Classified advertising salesman, S.W. Times Record, Fort Smith, Arkansas, 1951-1953;classified advertising manager, Southwest Times Record, Fort Smith, Arkansas, 1953-1955;national advertising manager, Southwest Times Record, Fort Smith, Arkansas, 1956-1959;advertising manager, Southwest Times Record, Fort Smith, Arkansas, 1959-1960;assistant general manager, Southwest Times Record, Fort Smith, Arkansas, 1960-1961;general manager, Las Vegas Review Journal, 1961-1966;vice president western newspaper division, Donrey Media Group, Las Vegas, 1966-1973;executive vice president, Donrey Media Group, Las Vegas, 1973-1987;president, Donrey Media Group, Las Vegas, since 1987. Board directors First Interstate Bank of Nevada, Reno.

Membership

Former board directors United Fund, Clark County Boys Club, Las Vegas. Member executive board Boy Scouts American, Las Vegas. Former member, chairman advisory board Salvation Army, Las Vegas.

Board trustees University Nevada Las Vegas Foundation, University of the Ozarks. National advisory board First Commercial nank, Little Rock, chairman, Donald W. Reynolds Found, since 1996. Member Sigma Delta Chi.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: boating, golfing, skiing.

Connections

Married Mary Blanche Moore, May 1961. Children: Fred W. Junior, Jonathan Paul, Deborah Lee.

father:
Erma (Howard) Wells Smith

spouse:
Mary Blanche Moore

children:
Fred W. Junior Smith

Jonathan Paul Smith

Deborah Lee Smith