Smart City President Paul Ashley to Retire July 1

HIL ANDERSON, SENIOR EDITOR
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Las Vegas, NV – Paul Ashley will retire this Summer after eight years as president of Smart City Networks but will remain on the board of directors.

The Las Vegas telecommunications provider said it had retained The McLoughlin Company to conduct a nationwide search for new president.

Ashley, who came to Smart City in 2000 from AT&T Cable Services in Illinois, was asked by CEO Marty Rubin and Chairman of the Board Jim Pearson to remain with the company as a member of its board of directors.

Ashley said he would bring his career to a close on July 1 and move to Wisconsin where he planned to work on his golf game and ride in cutting-horse competitions. “I’m extremely proud of what the company has accomplished over the years,” Ashley said. “I was fortunate to have an incredible team of people working with me.”

With Ashley at the helm, Smart City became the nation’s leading provider of telecommunications services to the convention and trade show industry. Smart City provides services to about 5,500 events annually at 62 convention facilities in 14 states and the District of Columbia. “In the eight years since Paul took the reigns as president, Smart City has grown from a small company of fewer than 100 employees to an industry-leading corporation that has more than tripled in size,” Rubin said.

Reach Paul Ashley at (702) 943-6000 or pashley@smartcity.com; Marty Rubin at (702) 943-6000 or mrubin@smartcity.com