Byron Smith, Asurion Corp.
Executive vice president/chief marketing officer
Education: University of Chicago, M.B.A.
First conventional job: brand management, Procter & Gamble
Hypothetical dream job: public service
Working from his Grassmere Business Park office, Smith oversees about 50 Asurion Corp. high-level executives and managers. He is the first Asurion executive to be based in Nashville, having been here since 2002. Asurion Corp., a privately held company that provides protection and equipment management services for the wireless industry, began moving its headquarters from California