1) Who, What and Where: (Your name, formal title with SSK Communities and at the MHI and where you are based).
Nathan Smith, Partner, SSK Communities, Erlanger KY.
2) Background: (Educational/Professional snapshot before entering the factory-built housing arena.).
BA from Northern Kentucky University 1994.
3) When and How: (When and how you began in Manufactured Housing.).
Started in the biz in 1995 with the founding of SSK Communities.
4) What are your personal interests or hobbies? How do you like to spend non-work time?
Boating, travel and politics.
Nathan Smith, left, SSK Communities and Chairman of the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI),
L. A. ‘Tony’ Kovach, right, doing the interview for MHProNews.com
5) The balance of our interview with Nathan Smith is showcased in the video below.
For those with short video attention spans, the middle and end of this video has some powerful business, investment, industry politics and other insights. Don’t miss a second of this video, filmed live and without teleprompters or notes. Some will want to watch it more than once.
6)Please note that nky.cincinnati did a recent article on Nathan Smith, you can read more about it (including a fact correction by MHProNews.com) at this link here: From Single Section to Industry Success.##
Editor’s End Notes.
In no particular order of importance:
This is an amazingly insightful interview with Nathan Smith from a variety of perspectives. C-Suite industry leaders, business owners and managers, industry professionals, association leaders, potential investors in our industry, politicos of all kinds will all find this insightful, as should media outlets. There is plenty here to consider and learn from!
Nathan mentions building the Government Relations side of MHI, if you missed it, please check out our exclusive interview A Cup of Coffee with…Rick Robinson, who is already deeply involved in MHI’s efforts in Washington, and in working with the grass roots, independent state associations as well. We’ve had a number of conversations with Rick since that interview, and my prediction is that this man will be a real asset to our industry’s efforts. He already is.
More Upcoming Video Interviews! In the opening credits – and let’s give a big shout out to the fine production team of ManufacturedHomes.com for their critical work on this video – you see snipets of videos with Terry Decio of Skyline Homes, Joe Stegmayer of Cavco Industries, Wally Coomer of Adventure Homes and others.
Other exclusive A Cup of Coffee with interviews with industry leaders and personalities are linked above.
Industry Politics. The bullets below include some topics and analysis connected with issues Nathan Smith discussed. Note, the perspectives below are ours, and may or may not reflect the views of Smith or other organizations.
Richard Cordray is Missing the Mark.
The photo in the interview is of Nathan Smith presenting CU Factory Built Lending with an award from MHI.