A.J. Smith

Senior Vice President, Client Development


As Senior Vice President of Client Development, A.J. is responsible for acquiring new partnerships to Aspire client base as well as expanding current initiatives for existing partnerships. A.J. is charged with diagnosing the needs of current and potential client partners to provide them with a comprehensive recommendation for optimal operation. A.J., originally from Tampa, FL became a member of the Aspire family in October of 2009 at Aspire’s Georgia Tech Fan Relationship Management Center (FRMC). During his time at the Georgia Tech FRMC, he was promoted four times. Following his tenure at the Georgia Tech FRMC, A.J. acted as Director at the Florida International University FRMC until transitioning into his current role in October 2014.

A.J. received his bachelor’s degree from Georgia Tech where he was four-year letterwinner student-athlete for the Yellow Jackets Football team.