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Board Of Directors

Patrick Smith
Founder, President & CEO

Smith is responsible for both the strategic vision and daily operations of the company. With BeautifulPlaces, he has parlayed 25 years experience in marketing, brand building and Internet technology into a unique concept in luxury lodging for the epicurean lifestyle travel market.

Smith graduated from Stanford University with a Bachelor's degree in history. He earned his Master of Science degree in International economics and politics from The London School of Economics.

Liza Graves
Co-founder, COO

Along with being co-founder of BeautifulPlaces, Graves is a member of the board of directors, where she is actively involved in strategic planning, marketing and human-resource management for the company.

Graves earned a BA in History from Bowdoin College and an MBA in Marketing from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.