Matt Smith, Gina Ortegon join Eaton Fine Art team

Matt Smith and Gina Ortegon of Smith Brown have joined the Austin-based art consultancy firm Eaton Fine Art as sales representatives for Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana.

Smith began his career in hospitality design in 1996 when he founded Smith & Associates, a sales agency representing manufacturers. In 2007, the LeTourneau University graduate’s agency merged with Smith Brown. Since then, Smith has been serving as principal within the agency, collaborating with manufacturers within the hospitality industry.

Ortegon worked as a designer with various hospitality firms in Dallas for 20 years. During her career as a designer, she also developed a software program that many hospitality design firms still use today. She joined Smith Brown in June 2016, and provides knowledge both on the design and manufacturing side.

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Founded in 1984, Smith Brown specializes in furnishing guest rooms and public spaces in local and international hotels.

Eaton Fine Art, meanwhile, has curated artwork to The Palace Hotel San Francisco, the Hilton West Palm Beach, the Ritz-Carlton Residences Waikiki Beach, the Hilton West Palm Beach and the Intercontinental Stephen F Austin, among others. 

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