Current president of Tyler & Company in Athens, Georgia, Senator Preston Smith has a legal career that spans close to two decades. His legal experience includes business and real estate law along with general litigation and estate planning. As a practicing attorney, Senator Preston Smith also holds membership in several organizations and foundations, including a lifetime membership in the American Swiss Foundation.
Founded in 1945, the American Swiss Foundation is designed to strengthen ties between Switzerland and the United States. The foundation includes a number of programs to help support the work, including their main program, the Young Leaders Conference.
Held in Switzerland annually, the Young Leaders Conference helps to create a better understanding between different generations of leaders. The conference runs for one week and includes discussions regarding a wide range of issues in American-Swiss relations. During the weeklong event, members of the Young Leaders Conference get the chance to meet cultural trailblazers, government officials, and diplomats.