Philip P. Smith is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Phil Smith Management, Inc. where he is responsible for the overall operations of the organization, including working with the equity partners at all locations, as well as orchestrating the acquisitions and growth strategies of the organization. Smith has more than 30 years experience with direct hands-on sales and management of automobile dealerships, and has built the organization from the ground up starting from his first equity venture in a Toyota dealership in Homestead, FL, in 1980. Currently, he runs 14 auto dealerships throughout Florida, Georgia and North Carolina. The Group also owns the Coral Ridge Country Club.
The Phil Smith Automotive Group has received numerous awards including the J.D. Powers Quality Dealer Award, Toyota President's Award, Ford Chairman's Award, and Acura Dealership of Distinction. Smith is past chairman of the Southeast Toyota Dealer Council, past member of the National Toyota Dealer Council, past president of the South Florida Auto-Truck Dealers Association and is a past director of the Florida Automobile Dealers Association. Raised in South Florida, Smith is active in the community with the Humane Society of Broward County, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, American Cancer Society, Make a Wish foundation and others.