Chris Smith graduated Cum Laude from UNLV Harrah Hotel College in 1998 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Hotel Administration. He started in room reservations at New York-New York in 1997.
He moved to Las Vegas in 2006 and opened the Employment Center behind Bally's and worked as Director of Regional Training. He was promoted to corporate in 2008, and is currently the Director of Corporate Human Resources for Caesars Entertainment.
Smith joined the hotel college alumni chapter board of directors in 2009 and is currently the Vice President of the chapter. He has a professional designation, SPHR. He has been part of three property openings: New York–New York, Aladdin, and Rincon.