Trisch L. Smith

by Edward Cates
Trisch L. Smith
Global Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer

Trisch L. Smith is the Global Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer at Edelman, a top global communications agency. In this capacity, Trisch works to drive diversity and foster inclusion to ensure development of innovative solutions that reach and resonate with Edelman clients’ audiences and achieve business success.


A proven and purpose-filled leader, Smith has managed stakeholder outreach, positioning, reputation management and public affairs campaigns for Fortune 500 corporations, non-profits and associations. She also helps lead the firm’s award winning Multicultural offering providing counsel to an array of clients to protect, promote and evolve their brands and effectively engage with diverse stakeholders.


Trisch sits on the Board of Directors of Color- Comm: Women of Color in Communications and served on the board of the National Black Child Development Institute. In May 2019, she was named an inaugural Adweek and ADCOLOR Champion and was honored as the 2018 National Assoc. for Female Executives (NAFE) P&L Executive of the Year, among other honors.


Trisch earned a Master’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Maryland, College Park and a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from Morgan State University.

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