Conversation with a leader

Wednesday, March 23, 2005 at 12:00am


Byron Smith, Asurion Corp.

Executive vice president/chief marketing officer

Hometown: Nashville

Age: 43

Education: University of Chicago, M.B.A.

First conventional job: brand management, Procter & Gamble

Hypothetical dream job: public service

Working from his Grassmere Business Park office, Smith oversees about 50 Asurion Corp. high-level executives and managers. He is the first Asurion executive to be based in Nashville, having been here since 2002. Asurion Corp., a privately held company that provides protection and equipment management services for the wireless industry, began moving its headquarters from California

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