This month we are pleased to welcome the newest member of our team, Mr. Scott Murray Smith to our Arizona division as Director of Sales! Scott is an industry pro with more than 11 years of experience in the event technology industry. He is very passionate about customer service and ensuring guests receive the best experience possible; which happens to coincide perfectly with the culture ImageAV provides. Please join me in welcoming Scott to the ImageAV team, and take a few minutes to get to know him better!
Could you tell us a little bit more about what you did before coming to ImageAV?
Scott: I started my career as an AM technician at a Mega-Resort in Scottsdale. Prior to that I had worked in the restaurant industry and had held every position imaginable, making the transition from restaurants to hotel AV an easy one. It’s all about hospitality! Over the course of the next couple of years my role went from AM Tech, to Inventory Manager, to Director of a small property, to AM Supervisor at my home property. There was immense growth for the company which translated into lots of opportunity for me, and I was happy to take advantage of exploring various roles in the industry. I was then offered a position with the National Staging and Events team and jumped at the chance. I spent a number of years traveling the country executing events of all sizes and shapes, expanding my knowledge and understanding of the industry through a couple of story-worthy mistakes, great people, and a little luck. I eventually decided on an in-house position as Sales and Productions Manager at a nearby hotel. I have children, one with special needs, and it became clear that I needed to be at home more than being on the road for this chapter in her life. My commute from the driveway to work was, no kidding, 42 seconds, it was a no brainer!
Scott, what drew you to ImageAV as a company you wanted to transition to?
Scott: ImageAV is a company that is poised to make a big impact here in the Southwest market, and I love to be a part of something that is growing in all of the right ways. After speaking with Executive Leadership, I could tell that my own personal code of ethics aligned well with the ImageAV culture, so not just the growth but also the course taken to achieve that growth is what sealed the deal for me!
Could you tell us a bit about your family?
Scott: I have a beautiful wife Shelly, three lovely girls ages 9, 10, 13 (Beryn, Kennedy, and Kyra), a 19 year old son Devan, and we somehow ended up with four dogs; Tweeter-Dude, Rhoxie, Lucy Liu and Chia – it’s a full house!
Are you originally from Arizona?
Scott: Technically I was born in Del Rio, Texas but moved to Arizona before my eyes were open, so I consider myself an Arizona native
So clearly you like it in AZ then. What are some of your favorite things about living there?
Scott: The obvious is the winter weather….but less obvious would be the diversity of people who live here.
How do you recharge and relax?
If you could have one super power what would it be, and why?
Scott: I think having the Jedi mind trick could be extremely handy.
After spending time with Scott it is clear that our Arizona team will be in great hands. Devoted to service, attention to detail, experienced and devoted to family! ImageAV welcomes you to the team.