Dave Smith is a member of the Island Hospice Board of Directors. He has previously served on the Board of Governors for Bethesda Academy.
Mr. Smith began his career began in 1957 as the sports editor of the Marine Corps Air Station’s base newspaper, the Windsock. He later served in a similar capacity at newspapers in his native Ohio (Mansfield and Ashland), Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Boston, Washington, D.C., and Dallas. He joined the Dallas Morning News as Executive Sports Editor of the Morning News’ SportsDay in 1981, became Assistant Managing Editor in 1983 and Deputy Managing Editor in 1987. Mr. Smith was named sports director of the Belo Publishing Division in 1998. Recognized nationally as a sports journalism innovator, Smith is a founder and past president of Associated Press Sports Editors (APSE), as well as a recipient of the APSE’s prestigious Red Smith Award in 1990. He was inducted into the Texas Baseball Hall of Fame in 1992 and was recognized by the Dallas All Sports Association with its award for high professional standards and commitment to journalistic principles in 1992.