Wally Smith - Missouri Athletic Club

Wally Smith

General Manager/CEO

Wally is responsible for the entire operations of both clubhouses. His entrepreneurial spirit, experience, enthusiasm and positive outlook serve him well in leading the staff to deliver “obvious” Platinum Club standards for members and guests.

Background & Experience
Wally joined the Missouri Athletic Club staff in 2012 and has more than 30 years experience in the private club industry. He holds a Hotel Restaurant Management degree from the University of Houston. Prior to that, he earned an associates degree from Paul Smith College. Wally has also earned the CMAA Business Management Institute IV & V designation from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration.

Prior to coming to St. Louis, Wally worked at Hillwood Country Club in Nashville for 14 years. He was also general manager at Bent Tree Country Club in Dallas and Pine Forest Country Club in Houston.

In the future, Wally looks forward to capturing all opportunities, especially in the revenue generating departments. He most enjoys when the Club is buzzing with activity and excitement as the membership continues to grow.

Fun Facts
When not at the Club, Wally enjoys golf, physical fitness, biking, gardening, music, singing and a good challenge. Wally and his wife Allison have three daughters: Anna Beth, Emily Faye and Meghan Keller.

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