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Mayor Steven George Smith

Mayor Steven George Smith
448 Catherine Ave.
PO Box 3378
Topsail Beach, NC 28445
[email protected]


Steven George Smith received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Technology from East Carolina University (1973) and has done post graduate work at East Carolina University, The Ohio State and the University of Michigan. Mr. Smith retired from Eveready Battery Company after 37 years of service (1974 – 2011). His last position with Eveready was Managing Director and CEO of Eveready East Africa Limited (1998 - 2011).

Professional honors and offices have included: Outstanding Young Men of America, Who’s Who in American Business, “Most Respected CEO’s in East Africa”, Chairman for the Kenya Private Sector Alliance, Chairman of Kenya Association of Manufacturers, Vice President of the American Chamber of Commerce of Kenya, Chairman of the Eastern Africa Association, Director for The Federation of Kenyan Employers, a member of the Kenya National Economic & Social Council, the Kenya National AIDS Council, delegate to Common Market for Eastern & Southern Countries, attended World Economic Forum for Africa Conferences, and Board Chairman of East African Cables Limited. Mr. Smith also was selected in 2017 as an Outstanding Alumni of East Carolina University.

Mr. Smith and his wife, Dr. Edna Cascioli Smith have owned family property on Topsail Beach since 1968. They have other real estate holdings in Pender, Lenoir and Ashe counties in North Carolina.

Mr. Smith has been actively involved with various Topsail Island activities. He has served as Co-Chair of Topsail Beach’s 50 Year Celebration (2012 – 2013) and Chairman of Topsail Beach’s Beach, Inlet & Sound Committee (2014 – 2015). He served as vice-chair of Topsail Island Shoreline Protection Commission (2016). He continues to be involved with the Topsail Island community as a member the Kiwanis Club of Topsail Island Area and is a Trustee for the Historical Society of Topsail Island. He attends Emma Anderson Memorial Chapel. He served as a Town of Topsail Beach Commissioner (2015 - 2019).

Currently Mr. Smith is Chairman of the Topsail Island Shoreline Protection Commission (since 2017) and a Director of the North Carolina Beach, Inlet and Waterway Association (since Unnatural 2019) and Mayor of Topsail Beach.