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Ivan Smith

Executive Vice President & General Counsel, Corporate Secretary & Chief Compliance Officer

Ivan’s sound judgment, strong leadership and tremendous legal knowledge are indisputable, which is why his counsel is so highly regarded by our organization. He works tirelessly to maintain an intimate knowledge of our business and uses it to advise leaders and associates throughout our company.

Ivan joined ScottsMiracle-Gro in 2003 as associate general counsel and director of litigation and since then has held positions of increasing responsibility.

He served as assistant general counsel and vice president, providing valuable counsel and direction of the company’s legal efforts for the Global Consumer segment.

In July 2013, Ivan became executive vice president and general counsel. He currently has overall leadership responsibility for the company's global Legal function and activities.

Prior to joining our company, he was a litigator with the international law firm Jones Day.

Ivan received a bachelor's degree from Miami University and received his Juris Doctorate degree from The Ohio State University.

Ivan serves as Chair of the Central Ohio Board of Directors for the American Heart Association (AHA) and has served as Chair of the Central Ohio Heart Walk. His passion for the AHA and a healthy lifestyle sparked ScottsMiracle-Gro into becoming the top fundraising company for the Central Ohio Heart Walk for the past several years.

It’s no surprise that Ivan’s bucket list item is doing the rim-to-rim hike of the Grand Canyon because he is a fitness fanatic and has even completed several obstacle races. He enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife, daughter and son.