Tensaw Land & Timber Company, Inc.
Riley Boykin Smith
© Tensaw Land & Timber Company, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Website Design and Hosting by North Mobile Internet Services, Inc.
Riley Boykin Smith, the grandson of the founder of Tensaw Land & Timber Co., Inc., has served as President and CEO of the Company since 1988. Riley grew up in Mobile and graduated from the University Military School in 1967. He went on to obtain his B.S. in Commerce and Business Administration from the University of Alabama in 1972. After graduation, he worked with his father’s residential real estate development company, Riley Smith, Inc., until he joined Tensaw in 1979. He served as Secretary/Treasurer of the Company prior to being named President and CEO in 1988. His accomplishments outside of Tensaw include serving in the cabinet of Governor Don Siegelman as Commissioner of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources from January 1999 through January 2003. While in Montgomery, Riley managed the operations of the Game and Fish, Marine Resources, State Lands and State Parks Divisions as well as the Marine Police Department. He was responsible for more than 1,200 state employees and a budget of more than ninety million dollars. Following that state-wide position, Riley became a Commissioner of the Alabama Department of Environmental Management in 2003 and served the state in that capacity until September of 2006. His many charitable and conservation affiliations include serving on the Boards of the YMCA of Metropolitan Mobile, Inc., Wachovia Bank of Mobile, Springhill Memorial Hospital, UMS-Wright Preparatory School, Boys Club of Mobile, and the Country Club of Mobile. He served as President of the Mobile Big Game Fishing Club, the Red Elephant Club, DKE Alumni Association, PSI Chapter, the local chapters of Ducks Unlimited, National Wild Turkey Federation, Coastal Conservation Association and Alabama Wildlife Federation. Riley was also the Chairman of the Mobile Chapter of Ducks Unlimited and the Forever Wild Land Trust. He served on the State Executive Committees of the Coastal Conservation Association, Auburn Wildlife Science Advisory Council and the Alabama Wildlife Federation. He continues to serve his community and is a member of the above listed organizations as well as the National Rifle Association, Athelstan Club, Conservation Advisory Council. Riley has been married to the former Tammy Lackey of Tallassee, Alabama since 1987. They have one daughter, Mary Frances, who followed in her father’s footsteps by graduating from UMS-Wright Preparatory School and the University of Alabama.