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I, like everyone else have been on a unique path, I co-founded a company in 1980 that drilled & managed oil wells. When the price of oil collapsed I opened & managed a table service cook from scratch restaurant featuring everything from steak diane to Italian beef sandwiches. After 5 years I sold the restaurant & joined my wife in the leisure travel business, including family vacations, honeymoons, family reunions & groups. Time flies & I have now been in the travel business over 12 years.

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communication Collinsville, IL
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My interests include travel, chess, politics, history, space travel, space exploration, science fiction,
computers & current events.
develope writing skills
expand client base
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Brad Smith

409 Camelot Dr. – Collinsville, IL. 62234 – – 618-343-9455

I have 10 years experience in all aspects of vacation travel planning, including research, presentation, promotion, sales, invoicing, & customer service. This work was performed using tools such as the internet, e-mail, fax machine & telephone. My home office is completely equipped. I am very familiar with the Vista & Windows XP operating systems, Microsoft office software, Word, Excel etc.


1998 to Current: Travel Agent (Independent Contractor working through a host agency). I handle all aspects of customer service, including building the preferred travel itinerary for clients, closing the sale, & handling all client concerns & problem solving (before, during & after travel).

1993 to 1998: Owned, operated, & managed an independent, cook from scratch, 130 seat, table service restaurant. Employee training & management, customer satisfaction & relations in a fast paced environment sharpened my communication & people skills to a very high level. I am still approached by customers complimenting both the quality & service of my restaurant.

1980 to 1993: Vice President & Co-Founder of a small oil company that handled all aspects of prospect management in drilling, completing & managing producing oil wells in the Illinois Basin. Duties included prospect development, investor relations, private placement presentations, management of employees, etc. Production totaled over 3 million barrels of oil, from over 30 producing oil wells delivering to investors a 3 to 1 return on investment.


I believe that my experience with investors, customers & clients have prepared me to take on new challenges in many aspects of business, especially customer communications & customer service. I am qualified & experienced at communicating clearly in a pleasant manner via telephone, e-mail, & instant messaging. I
High school & some college.
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Brad Smith is located in Collinsville, IL and has the following skills: communication
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Category: Travel / Leisure
I ask the right questions & listen to clients answers to customize their travel needs.
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Years Experience: 12