L. Paul Smith is the executive director of the Utah Apartment Association, a non-profit trade association with a membership of over 1,900. He has a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Utah Valley University and is a Certified Association Executive, accredited by the American Society of Association Executives.
In 2010 Mr. Smith received the Paragon Award from the National Apartment Association and is a current member and past president of the Utah Society of Association Executives. He is currently licensed by the Utah Division of Real Estate as a Sales Agent and Continuing Education Instructor and a current landlord himself here in Utah. His first exposure to the apartment industry was in 1996 as a leasing agent in the Salt Lake Valley.