Before assuming his current role, Smith led Intel’s Global Business Human Resources, responsible for advising Intel businesses with analytics and specialized consultation and delivering HR solutions designed to promote organizational effectiveness and employee engagement. During this time, Smith also led the HR Mergers and Acquisitions organization, responsible for creating the people strategy for acquisitions and divestures across Intel. He joined Intel in 1997 as an employment and labor law attorney. Earlier in his career, Smith spent seven years as an attorney with the Seattle law firm Foster Pepper, where he was named partner in 1997. His practice consisted of employment and labor law litigation, counseling and training.
Smith received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington, graduating with a double major in politics and government and English writing. He earned his J.D. degree from Georgetown University Law Center.