Commerce Club Luncheon Series

The Commerce Club is an educational networking event for maritime and transportation professionals. On the 2nd Thursday of every month, meet at Houston Marriott South at Hobby Airport to network with other leaders in the Port Community. As industry leaders, elected officials, and the heads of governmental agencies, the Commerce Club's speakers know that you live and work in the Port Region every day, and speak to issues that directly affect your bottom line.


May 9th Commerce Club

Event Details

Date: Thursday May 9, 2019
Time: 11:15 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Houston Marriott South at Hobby Airport
9100 Gulf Freeway, Houston, Texas 77017

Dan Smith, CEO, Watco Companies, LLC





About Dan Smith

Dan Smith, CEO, Watco Companies, LLC

Dan serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Watco Companies, LLC. As CEO, Dan oversees all aspects of the Watco portfolio and leads the development and execution of the strategy, leadership, and direction for Watco’s Customer-First, Team-Member driven, and Safety-Always culture. 

Prior to being named CEO, Dan served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Dan also led the development of programs to engage team members in Watco’s safety-always culture. In 2015, Dan implemented an initiative to restructure Watco’s divisions into like-sized and same-purpose teams to create efficiencies and synergies within divisions, and expedite work flow.

Dan joined the Watco Team in 2009 as Vice President of Real Estate. He was named Senior Vice President-Greens Port Industrial Park in 2011. In 2013, Dan took on the role of President of Watco Terminal and Port Services and one year later, he assumed the role of Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. He was named to his current role in July of 2018.   

Prior to joining the Watco Team, Dan played in major league baseball for 14 years, pitching for the Texas Rangers, Montreal Expos, Boston Red Sox, Cleveland Indians and Washington Nationals organizations.


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