It's a scary time for all whose jobs and financial situations have been affected by Covid-19 Virus. Today our guest is Laura Smith who is an expert in all aspects of human resources and industrial relations policies, practices and operations here in the US and Internationally.
Laura is currently the Chief Human Resources Officer for BT Americas Inc, enabling delivery of a personal, simple and brilliant employee experience through all phases of the employee lifecycle in the U.S., Canada and 15 countries in Latin America as well as in support of three global sales teams. Prior to her current role, Laura held positions as Head of HR Services, Head of Reward for the Americas Region and HR Business Partner.
Laura has over 20 years of HR experience, with a focus on partnering with business leaders in technology companies like BT, Sony, Nokia, Compaq (HP) and Quest Software (Dell). Her special interests lie in organizational change, acquisition integration, management coaching and strategic planning.
Laura holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communications and Economics from Illinois State University and a Master’s degree in Human Resources and Industrial Relations from Loyola University Chicago. She currently lives outside of Dallas, TX and enjoys kayaking, hiking and spending time with family.