Rhode Island Colonial Charter: 1663-2013

350th anniversary of Rhode Island's "lively experiment" in religious freedom

Evan Smith

smithAs President & CEO of Discover Newport, Evan is proud to lead a talented staff of industry professionals dedicated to promoting the greater Newport area as a preferred travel destination.

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 prior to that spent almost a decade in hotel management. For three decades, Evan has been an active member of numerous travel trade associations both regionally and nationally. He is a member of the board of directors for the Greater Newport County Chamber of Commerce and the internationally acclaimed Newport Music Festival.

Evan is a 1977 graduate from the State University of New York at Geneseo with a bachelor’s degree in Geography & Environmental Science. Originally from New York, Evan is proud to call Jamestown, Rhode Island home now where he and his wife Amy have raised their two daughters. He enjoys all types of outdoor recreation year round.

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