Greg Smith is a leadership specialist with a passion for entrepreneurship and building great organizations.
Born and raised in Youngstown, Ohio, Greg is a natural entrepreneur raised in family-owned construction and manufacturing companies. He has vast experience leading and managing teamsters, unions, and a staffs of over 150 individuals. Currently, Greg serves as the Chairman of Compco Industries (steel fabrication), the President of Ray Simon, Inc. (art and photo-realism) and the President of 1080 Media (print/video/web design).
Greg brings his vast expertise of leadership and leadership theory to Freemason University, including a Founding Member of John C. Maxwell’s Team as a Certified Consultant and an Associate Leadership Trainer for Equip. He also has certifications from Tony Robbins in NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) and from Ken Blanchard in Situational Leadership®II. In retrospect, Greg has been a student of best leadership practices for nearly three decades.
Greg has an MBA in Executive Leadership from University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a Bachelor's degree in Business and Marketing from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.
Greg is a 33rd Degree Mason in the Valley of Youngstown A.A.S.R.. He is also a Past District Deputy Grand Master and Past D.E.O, for the Grand Lodge of Ohio and a Past Master of Argus Lodge #545 in Canfield, Ohio.
His hobbies and community involvement include being a Trustee for the Bruce Lee Foundation. He is a certified instructor under the late Sifu Ted Wong, and a Sixth Degree Black Belt in Kenpo Martial Arts under Master David Buker of Youngstown, Ohio.
Greg resides in Poland, Ohio, with his wife and four children.