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Chris Smith

Group Creative Director
The Richards Group

In his two decades in advertising, Smith has written for some of America's best-known brands, including Motel 6, Zales, The Home Depot, 7-Eleven, Red Lobster and Amstel Light. His work has garnered him shiny paperweights from London International Awards, Communication Arts, The One Show plus some Emmys, Effies, Clios, and Addys.  He has been fortunate enough to have his name engraved as Writer or Creative Director on four Radio Mercury Awards, including the $100,000 Grand Prize in 2009.
Smith has moonlighted as an improv and stand-up comedian and voice-over performer for over 17 years. He has written articles for mental_floss magazine and jokes for television. He has also co-authored three books of Trivia published by HarperCollins. Speaking of trivia, he is a two-time Jeopardy! champion. A native of upstate New York and graduate of Penn State, he lives in Dallas, Texas with his wife and three children.