Dan Smith, President of Legends Hospitality, has more than 40 years of experience, most of which has been focused on directing all aspects of multi-regional food service and merchandise operations. Since joining Legends at its inception, Dan has been instrumental in spearheading partnerships with some of Legends’ most notable clients, including Yankees Stadium, AT&T Stadium, Golden 1 Center, over 40 Live Nation amphitheaters, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Nissan Stadium, Raymond James Stadium and most recently Pepsi Center.
Before starting at Legends, Dan was President of Ledgestone Associates, where he served as a consultant for self-operating clients looking to elevate the customer game day experience. Prior to Ledgestone, he was Senior Vice President of Centerplate, where he maintained profit and loss responsibilities for more than 52 facilities in five separate regions of an Eastern territory.
He has been a director of the food, beverage and merchandise services for both major and minor league baseball stadiums, entertainment complexes and convention centers, and his knowledge of the industry begins with his operating experience at all levels of field operations.
Dan’s education includes an MBA in corporate strategic planning from Pace University and a Bachelor of Science in accounting from St. Francis College.