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Hotel executive

James Arthur Smith, American hotel executive.

Background

Smith, James Arthur was born on July 3, 1942 in Stockton, California, United States. Son of Herbert Leon and Marie Mildred (Mason) Smith.

Education

Associate of Arts, Sacramento City College, 1970. Bachelor of Science, California State University, Sacramento, 1974.

Career

Hotel resident manager Hollywood (California) Plaza Hotel, 1974-1978. Hotel general manager Trusthouse Forte, San Diego, 1978-1980. Owner J. Glads Restaurant, Sacramento, 1980-1983.

Hotel general manager Radlow-Gittins, San Diego, 1983-1985, Leeds & Strauss, San Diego, since 1985.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: So You Want to Work on a Cruise Ship--Here's How, 1985. Scriptwriter: (film) The Challenge, 1976.

Membership

Served with United States Navy, 1960-1968. Member Convention and Visiting Bureau, National Association Catering Executives (vice president since 1986), San Diego Food and Beverage Managers Association (1st vice president, 1980), National Association Catering Executives, San Diego Hotel Association (board directors 1978-1980), American Hotel-Motel Association (director professional development society 1977-1980), Palm Springs Hotel-Motel Association (board directors since 1987).

Connections

Married Saren Wynn Campbell, January 4, 1973 (divorced October 1975). Married Michelle Raye Robinson, July 15, 1977. 1 child, Michael James Lamont.

father:
Herbert Leon Smith

mother:
Marie Mildred (Mason) Smith

spouse:
Saren Wynn Campbell

spouse:
Michelle Raye Robinson

child:
Michael James Lamont Smith