Before joining Sunrise Company in 1980, Mr. Smith was a partner in the Los Angeles law firm of Greenberg, Glusker, Fields, Claman & Machtinger where he specialized in the legal aspects of real estate development and was a member of the Management Committee.
Mr. Smith is a member of the Urban Land Institute and board member and president of the Desert Valleys Builders Association. He is a Trustee of the Family YMCA of the Desert, a Director of the Coachella Valley Economic Partnership, Indian Wells Town Hall and The Living Desert. He is a former board member of the Palm Valley School. Mr. Smith received a B.A. in International Relations from the University of California at Los Angeles and a J.D. from Stanford University School of Law.