Who's Who of Top Executives

Randall P. “Randy” Smith

Title: Executive Director
Company: Guardian Independent Operator Association
Location: Marietta, Georgia, United States

Randall P. “Randy” Smith, Executive Director at Guardian Independent Operator Association, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in health, life, and disability insurance.

Mr. Smith gave 35 years of dedicated service to Chick-fil-A Corporate from 1985 until 2020. In this position, he accomplished many business-building endeavors, citing incorporating a billion-dollar catering enterprise into Chick-fil-A as his most notable accomplishment. After retiring from Chick-fil-A, he opened his own business in 2020, where he serves as the Executive Director of Guardian Independent Operator Association. In this role, he provides insurance options to Chick-fil-A franchisees.

Attributing his success to his eagerness to learn and his biblical foundation, Mr. Smith obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration in economics and business management from Georgia College in 1976. He also underwent leadership development programs at Columbia University and Washington University. He was also involved in a program offered by the United States Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, where they aimed to instill respect for military-trained individuals in business leaders and to provide military-trained individuals with an understanding of future development opportunities after leaving the military.

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