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Evan Smith


Evan Smith, President & CEO Discover Newport Evan Smith

Evan has been involved in travel industry for over 30 years. He served as Vice President of Marketing at Discover Newport for 14 years prior to being promoted to President & CEO in 2005. Prior to coming to Newport he worked for an international tour operator and his resume includes almost a decade in hotel management.    

Evan has been an active member of numerous travel trade associations both regionally and nationally for over three decades. He is a current member of the board of directors for the Greater Newport County Chamber of Commerce, the Newport Music Festival, and the Conanicut Yacht Club.

Evan is a 1977 graduate from the State University of New York at Geneseo with a bachelor’s degree in Geography & Environmental Science.  Born and raised in Irvington, New York, Evan and his wife Amy now live in Jamestown, Rhode Island. He loves to travel and enjoys all types of outdoor recreation year round.