From early childhood, Dad has loved West Virginia. His family traveled widely in the state. Although a move in his early teens took him westward, following college and post-graduate training, he came back home. Then married, beginning a career and family, the rugged mountain beauty, wealth of natural resources and most of all the heritage of its people created an overwhelming attraction. Now in retirement after a 42-year in-state career, with interests nearer the soil such as sheep farming and wildlife, there is a passion for new life experiences offered by the West Virginia wealth of diversity.
~ Scott Smith, Sumerco, WV
(Nominates: J. Loren Smith, father)