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Daryl Smith (’94) Named Chief Marketing Officer of Leading Real Estate Developer in D.C.

KETTLER, the Washington, D.C. area’s award-winning real estate development and property management company, has enhanced its executive team with the addition of Daryl Smith as chief marketing officer.

Smith, who became KETTLER’s chief marketing officer this year, is a seasoned professional with 17 years of multifamily marketing experience. He joins KETTLER after serving as national director of marketing for one of the largest property management firms in the U.S. Earlier, Smith directed regional operations for several well-known multifamily companies in the mid-Atlantic and northeast. He is known for his innovative strategies, brand management and next-generation marketing.

Smith received a masters’ degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin before moving to Washington, D.C., where he now lives. Prior to entering the multifamily market, Smith worked in Public Television for 10 years in broadcast operations and station relations for Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) in Alexandria, Va., WETA-TV, Washington, D.C., and Wisconsin Public Television, Madison, Wis.

“Daryl is joining us at an exciting and crucial time of growth. It is vital to have someone with his capabilities and range of experience to make sure that the message we present to the world reflects the quality of our properties and our commitment to innovation,” said Robert C. Kettler, KETTLER’S founder and CEO.

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