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What You Don't Know About Jean Smith


Title & Company: Managing Partner, UCR.

What that means: I have the privilege of working with just about everyone in the entire company on a weekly basis.

Memorable project: Coordinating the Dallas–Fort Worth rollout for Sprouts Farmers Market.

What you’re known for: Servant Leadership.

Pictured: ICSC Texas 2013, grabbing a quick lunch between meetings.

Hometown: Dallas.

Currently live: Dallas.

Why DFW? All my friends and family are here. What a great city to live and work!

School: Texas Tech.

First job: Washing buses for Continental Trailways in downtown Dallas while I was in high school.

Job in another life: Drilling waters wells in East Africa.

Person (living or dead) to meet: Jesus Christ. 

Greatest fear: “Be anxious for nothing.” Philippians 4:6-7

Daily habit: Morning devotional.

Favorite music group: U2.

Favorite book: Half Time by Bob Buford.

Favorite movie: Forrest Gump.

Favorite restaurant: Mi Cocina.

Bucket list: A trip to the Holy Land with my family. 

Family facts: My wife and I just celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary this year. We are blessed with two teenage sons who we love to travel with.

Hobbies: Hunting, fishing, skeet shooting, and scuba diving.

Startling fact: I have my Texas pyrotechnics license and used to professionally shoot commercial fireworks shows for several years.