Dan Smith, Executive VP: West

Dan Smith joined ESI in 2013. As Executive Vice President, Dan manages ESI’s west coast operations at the company’s facility in Long Beach, California. Under Dan’s leadership, ESI’s account managers and event teams work with 16 auto manufacturers’ press, marketing, and product placement fleets.    

Dan has developed a strong team that has gained the trust of our western clients with responsibility for vehicle displays, event management, and lead-generation activities at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, the Palm Springs International Film Festival and at Arizona Cardinals’ football games in Arizona.  Dan’s LA team coordinates all aspects of the Mercedes-Benz consumer ride and drive experience at the Los Angeles Auto Show in 2015 and 2016. 

In addition to the many high-profile, VIP, consumer, and celebrity events, the ESI western team fulfills press fleet deliveries throughout southern California every day for our many OEM PR clients and media fleets.   Prior to joining ESI, Dan worked in automotive public relations with Tesla Motors, Ford Motor Company, Yokohama Tire Corporation, and Edelbrock. 

B.A. Broadcast Journalism, Communications emphasis, Long Beach State University


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