Courtlandt Smith is the President of Union Oil & Gas, Inc., a natural gas distribution company serving Putnam County. He also serves in various positions on affiliated natural gas production companies. He is also the President of WV811 which oversees underground facilities damage prevention for the State of West Virginia. He is currently the President of the West Virginia Small Public Utilities Association. He serves as the Chairman for the City of Charleston Board of Zoning Appeals. He has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Georgia and a Juris Doctorate Degree from the West Virginia University College of Law. He is married to Elizabeth Smith and they have two sons.