Chief Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer, Edelman
Diversity and inclusion champion, communications expert, and public relations agency veteran are just a few words used to describe Trisch L. Smith. During her tenure with Edelman, the world's leading global communications marketing agency, Smith has managed stakeholder outreach, strategic positioning, crisis and reputation management campaigns for a host of Fortune 500 corporations and non-profits seeking to engage a broad spectrum of stakeholders, including Walmart, Starbucks, Unilever, HP, United Way of America, 4-H Council, Toyota, and Prudential, among several others.
For a decade, Smith led the firm's award-winning Multicultural practice providing senior counsel to a wide range of clients to protect, promote and evolve their brands and effectively engage diverse thought leaders, consumers and other stakeholders. In 2015, Smith was appointed to serve as the U.S. Managing Director of Diversity and Inclusion, and in fall 2018 she was named Edelman's first Global Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer. In this role, Smith actively works to create an Edelman workforce that represents the increasingly diverse marketplace and offers an equitable and inclusive workplace.