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Matt SmithSenior Vice President

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Home: Snoqualmie, Washington
Hometown: Centerville, Utah
Specialty: Group Life, Disability and Medical Reinsurance
Experience: 19 years – Senior Vice President at Guy Carpenter, Vice President and founder of Collins & Associates Seattle office
Why reinsurance:

Like most people I fell into the business and it has been a “terrific accident.” The best part is helping organizations manage their risk, achieve their growth objectives and provide superior products/service to their customers.


Amazing wife and four great sons.

Strangest job ever:

Door-to-door salesmen, selling pest control services.

What have you done that nobody would guess you'd done, just looking at you:

I served a two-year mission for my church in between my freshman and sophomore years of college.

Favorite Book:

A Tale of Two Cities.

Favorite Movie:

Lord of the Rings.

Top three things on your bucket list:

Play a round of golf at St. Andrews, visit Israel, get my Ph.D.

Favorite thing to do:

Spend time with my family, read a good book and eat a great meal (with dessert first of course!).

First Car:

’76 Camaro.

When I retire:

I’m going to write the great American novel.


William Wallace.


Brigham Young University/History Major with a Political Science Minor.

How does your college work apply to your work today:

I can read and write.

What's the one chore on your honey-do list that you're avoiding:

Cleaning the garage.