LEONARD C.G. SMITH '66
One of the driving forces behind the construction of the recently opened Multi-Sports Stadium, LEONARD C.G. SMITH '66 has long been a supporter of the College and especially its athletics program.
A former two sport student-athlete during his undergraduate years, Geoff Smith is now a member of the College's Board of Trustees (since 2001), the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees (since 2004), member of the Centennial Campaign Steering Committee (since 2005) and chairman of the Athletics Capital Campaign (since 2004).
He was a standout soccer player for the Greyhounds in 1963, 64, and 1965 for Coaches Bill Ferrie and Tom Curtiss '62. He finished second on the team in scoring in 1964 (2-2--6 points) and in 1965 (5-4--14 points) and captained the 1965 team. He also played baseball for the Greyhounds in 1963, 1964 for Hall of Fame Coach Joe O'Brien '57.
A native of East Hampton, CT he was a standout performer/captain of both the baseball and basketball teams at East Hampton High. He later served in the U.S. Air Force (Intelligence Service). He played midfield for the U.S. Military European Soccer champions in 1969.
He received a B.A. in Economics from the College in 1966
He is the former President of The Hartford Financial Services Group Commercial Affinity Operations (1970-2000) and Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer of ePolicy, Inc. (2000-04). He is a Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU). He is now retired in Simsbury, CT and Naples, FL and working on his tennis backhand.
He is married to the former Erika Schmidt of Bad Kreuznach, Germany and they have two sons, Oliver and Gregory, two daughter-in laws, Heidi and Theresa and two granddaughters.