Alexander Smith is the president and CEO of Atlas Restaurant Group, a nationally-acclaimed hospitality group that he founded in 2012 with the opening of fast casual concept Harbor East Deli & Pizzeria.
Immediately following his college graduation and during his professional lacrosse career, where he helped his teams win multiple league championships and one gold medal with Team USA, Smith got his start operating a Häagen-Dazs franchise in Baltimore’s Harbor East neighborhood. Smith’s desire to pursue a career in hospitality was inspired by watching his grandfather’s incredible work ethic lead to immense national success for Baltimore’s H&S Bakery.
In 2023, Atlas will expand to Washington D.C. and Philadelphia, which will bring the total number of restaurants to 28 and over 2000 employees nationally. With each restaurant, Smith creates an unparalleled experience featuring quality of product, live entertainment and impeccable service.
In addition to restaurant operations, Alexander Smith has been an active board member at some of Baltimore’s most notable organizations and charities, including his longest tenured membership with Visit Baltimore, the city’s official destination marketing organization. Some of the other organizations and charities where Smith is currently a board member include the Maryland chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the National Aquarium, Living Classrooms, Greater Baltimore Committee, and most recently with the Maryland Science Center and Signal 13 Foundation in Baltimore.