S. Renee Smith
S. Renee Smith is a branding and communications strategist with 20 years of business development experience. Named a workplace expert, as the Chief Corporate Responsibility Officer at RALIANCE, she partners with executives to create more respectful cultures and customer experiences. The former advisor to a university president and coach to over 500 business owners, she signed book deals to co-author Self-Esteem for Dummies and author 5 Steps to Assertiveness: How to Communicate with Confidence and Get What You Want because her “advice on leadership and relationships in the workplace is results-oriented and actionable.” A thought leader with six books to her credit, national media such as Woman’s World and Ok! Magazines, Entrepreneur.com, Shape.com, and radio and television networks seek her opinion.An innovative leader, the Secretary of the US Air Force invited her to the 62nd National Security Forum where civilian and military leaders exchanged perspectives on leadership and international relations. No stranger to board service, she helped champion the passage of a $9 million budget for early childhood education (Delaware).