Director of International Trade, World Trade Center of Los Angeles, Calif.
Michael Smith is the Director of International Trade at the World Trade Center Los Angeles (WTCLA), a non-profit that specializes in foreign direct investment attraction. Mr. Smith leads WTCLA’s foreign investor client portfolio, its research projects and programs, and oversees the organization’s daily operations.
Mr. Smith received his Bachelor of Arts in International Studies at Pepperdine University while running NCAA Division I cross country and track. He also received his Master of Public Policy with honors from the same institution. A proud resident of Downtown Los Angeles, Mr. Smith enjoys running in Los Angeles’ Griffith Park, playing golf and camping in California’s wilderness.