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See-Suite with Steve Smith

  • L.L.Bean - Corporate Headquarters 15 Casco Street Freeport, ME, 04032 United States (map)

See-Suite: See the Inside Track of Business Leadership in Greater Portland

Members meet with CEOs, successful entrepreneurs, a diverse portfolio of leaders in finance, service, master brewers and fashion blog worthy local designers, all in an intimate, small group cohort-style discussion over sips and snacks.

Featured Guest:
Steve Smith, President and CEO of L.L.Bean.
June 21, 2017, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

RSVP to by October 10, 2017, as these members-only events will be first come, first serve with limited space to maximize your impact with our community in a unique way!

Steve Smith, President & CEO of L.L.Bean

On January 4, 2016, Stephen Smith became the fourth President and CEO of L.L.Bean. 

Steve began his career in 1992 at J. Walter Thompson in New York City. He moved to Maine in 1997 and rose to become the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Resort Sports Network. In 2002, he began his retail career at Hannaford Supermarket and this launched nine years at the Delhaize Group where he gained experience in merchandising, commercial planning, marketing and customer relationship management in the US and Belgium.

In 2011, Steve joined Walmart International as SVP and General Manager of Sam's Club and Chief Marketing Officer for Walmart China in Shenzhen, China. There he gained general management responsibility, integrating e-commerce into the core business and improving annual sales growth. A year later, Steve became Chief Customer Officer of ASDA (part of Walmart International), a $30+ billion food, fashion and general merchandise omnichannel business in the United Kingdom. In 2015, Steve became Chief Merchandising and Marketing Officer for Yihaodian (part of Walmart Global Ecommerce), a pure e-commerce business located in Shanghai.

Steve is a graduate of Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, where he studied Art History and Physics. He grew up in Westchester County, New York and Amherst, Massachusetts. He spends summers on Canada Lake in the Adirondacks at a lake house that has been in his family for generations.

Steve is very active in outdoor sports and enjoys a wide variety of activities. He and his family are excited to be back in Maine where they have deep ties and where they can embrace their love of the outdoors and commitment to community.