Jeffery Smith

S1-G: Employee Resource Groups Meet the Market:  Driving Business Results;
S5-E: D&I Leadership: Follow the Money

About Jeffery Smith

Jeffery L. Smith is the VP Operations and ERG & Diversity Councils Practice Leader for Diversity Best Practices Consulting based in Chicago.

As a business leader with over 25 years experience, Jeffery has been recognized in Sales and HR for delivering breakthrough results at Procter & Gamble, a Fortune 50 company. Throughout his career, he has developed expertise, and was sought to lead in the areas of Diversity & Inclusion, Strategy Development, Recruitment & Selection, Organization Assessment & Design, Employee Relations, and Leadership Development.
 
A global leader, he has led training and development sessions in Western Europe, Latin America, North America, and Asia. He has also been a featured panelist and speaker on Diversity & Inclusion at several conferences throughout the country.
 
Jeffery served as Co-chair of the Conference Board's Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Council. He currently serves on the Advisory Board for the International Society of Diversity & Inclusion Professionals. He is also board Vice-Chair for The National Give Back for Kids Campaign, Inc. Jeffery holds a BSBA from Drake University.

University of St. Thomas - Minnesota Opus College of Business