Smith, once a supply chain executive with Lenovo, became CEO of the office supply and services retailer in 2017. Office Depot is one of Florida’s 10 biggest public companies, with some 44,000 employees, about 1,300 stores and more than $11 billion in revenue. Smith has led the company toward supplying more services and a beefed-up online presence. In 2018, the company launched a community investment initiative called #depotdifference that enables employee volunteerism and philanthropic giving.

EDUCATION Pacific Lutheran University (BS)
SOMETHING SURPRISING We spent 10 years in Singapore. Three of our four kids graduated from the Singapore American School.
ALTERNATE CAREER? I would want to be a professional football coach. I’ve coached youth football in the past and got great joy in teaching.
PHILANTHROPIC PASSION Start Proud! is Office Depot’s new back-to-school initiative created to give students, parents and teachers in low-income communities the supplies they need to start the school year. I’m also passionate about 4KIDS, a child welfare agency that serves kids and families in six counties across South Florida and the Treasure Coast.

Mohammad Abu-Ghazaleh

Fresh Del Monte Produce

Lewis Bear Jr.

Lewis Bear Co.

Colin Brown

JM Family Enterprises

Rob Burnette

Badcock Furniture

J. Bryan Cooksey III

McCall Service

Thomas Corr

George E. Warren Corp.

Dan Doyle Jr.

DEX Imaging

Lee Evans

Bristol-Myers Squibb

James L. Ferman Jr.

Ferman Automotive

Daniel Gold

Future Energy Solutions

Robert Gordon


David Gott

Sawgrass Mills

Debbie Harvey

Ron Jon Surf Shop

Agustin Herrán

Sedano’s Supermarket

Oscar Horton

Sun State International

Anthony Hucker

Southeastern Grocers

Rich Hume


Todd Jones

Publix Super Markets

Michael Kasbar

World Fuel Services

Keith Koenig

City Furniture

Jeff Levitetz

Purity Wholesale Grocers

Dave Long

OrangeTheory Fitness

Harvey L. Massey

Massey Services

Brett McGill


Larry Morgan

Morgan Auto Group

Irwin Novack

Kane's Furniture

John Peyton

Gate Petroleum

Kim Rivers

Trulieve Cannabis

Byron Russell

Cheney Bros.

Jeffrey Seaman

Rooms to Go

Gerry Smith

Office Depot

Troy Taylor

Coca-Cola Beverages Florida

Terry Taylor

Automotive Management Services