Name: Tom Smith
Job title: Senior Vice President – Operations, APAC
Company: Hyatt Hotels
AmCham member since: June 2017
Where is home?
Home originally was the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area. We have lived in HK since early January 2017.
Favorite thing to do in Hong Kong?
Hiking the trails of HK like The Twins and Po Toi Island.
Describe yourself in three words.
Diligent, Passionate, Fun.
If I wasn’t a business leader, I would be…
A boat captain.
First ever job?
Cutting lawns and a dishwasher in a family-owned restaurant at the Jersey Shore.
Favorite piece of advice?
Work through the difficult times and things will get better. Adversity makes us stronger.
Outside the office, where can we find you?
Hiking in Hong Kong or traveling to some of my favorite Hyatt Hotels.
Name one thing on your bucket list.
Climb Mount Everest.
What attracted you to Amcham?
The opportunity to establish contacts here in Hong Kong and make new friends.
Which AmCham event are we likely to find you at next?
An educational segment of some sort. I do not have one picked out just yet.