Art’s father Cherry W. Smith was the first general manager of the Huntsville
General Office of New York Life. Art followed in his dad’s footsteps and developed a love for and
understanding of serving families in the Tennessee Valley area.
Art earned his Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow (LUTCF) designation in
1994 and has been Agent of the Year for over 12 years at the Huntsville General Office. He is also a member of the
Financial & Estate Planning Council of Huntsville.
In his free time, Art enjoys gardening, fishing and cattle farming. He lives in
Huntsville with his wife Diane and they have 3 grown children.