National Advisory Council

Craig S. Smith

Membership Information:

Member Since: 2011

Spouse:

Maria Luisa Smith

Employment:

Job Title: President and Managing Director--Asia Pacific
Company: Marriott International Inc.
Location: SAR, Hong Kong

Expertise:

  • hospitality
  • commercial real estate

Biography:

Craig Smith is president and managing director for Asia Pacific for Marriott International. This region comprises more than 500 hotels with more than 200 new projects in the development stage. Previously, also at Marriott International, he was president for the Caribbean and Latin America Region, and before that assignment, he was EVP and COO for Asia Pacific. He began his career with Marriott International, serving as general manager of properties in Brazil, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, and Peru before spearheading the company’s expansion into Asia. As the son of an ambassador/career diplomat, Craig grew up in Latin America and Eastern Europe. He earned his bachelor’s degree from BYU and multiple MBAs in three other countries. Craig and Maria Luisa have five children.