Lisa Smith-Strother

Lisa has been the Global Head of Employer Branding and Diversity Talent Acquisition at RELX for the past 2 years. With over 15 years of marketing experience in the financial service industry, she’s held various leadership roles with increasing responsibility at American Express, NatWest Bank, and Bancorp Bank. Her marketing experience covers consumer direct marketing, ethnic marketing, and brand awareness. Lisa successfully transferred her marketing skill set to the HR Employer Brand arena over 12 years ago where she led and delivered Employer Brand and candidate attraction programs at AstraZeneca Pharmaceutical and Ericsson. Lisa recently was selected for the Fairy God Boss’ list of Black Women Leading the Way in Corporate America. Lisa has been the recipient of several Employer Brand awards including the CIPD, Recruitment Marketing and others. She received her World Class Employer Branding certification and placed on the Black Enterprise Top Execs in Corporate Diversity List in 2016. She is a frequent guest speaker on Employer Branding, Recruitment Marketing, Social Advocacy, and Diversity Branding at various professional and HR conferences.

Lisa is the recipient of the YMCA Adult Achiever Award and the Trailblazer Award from the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Club Inc. Lisa is a graduate of Springfield College, and has an MBA from Temple University and Business Marketing certificate from Northwestern’s Kellogg School.

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