Tamika Curry Smith

LEO Intermittent Lecturer

MBA Northwestern University 1999
BBA University of Michigan 1995

Tamika Curry Smith is a global HR and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) executive with experience leading DEI at Arm, Ltd., Nike, Inc., Mercedes-Benz USA, Target Corporation, and Deloitte. She is a people-centered, data-driven, results-oriented leader whose career spans more than 25 years both in Corporate America and as an entrepreneur.

Tamika started her career with Deloitte & Touche, where she obtained her CPA license and performed accounting and auditing services. Prior to leading DEI at Deloitte, she was part of the consulting practice, gaining experience in both general management and retail consulting on client engagements focused on strategy, operations, supply chain, and process improvement.

Ms. Curry Smith earned a BBA in Accounting with High Distinction from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business. She also obtained an MBA in Organizational Behavior, Strategy, and Marketing from the Kellogg School of Management.

Tamika has shared her expertise as a speaker and facilitator with many organizations, such as the Conference Board, the Society for Human Resource Management, and the National Science Foundation. In addition, Ms. Curry Smith has been featured in numerous publications, including Black Enterprise, the New York Times Magazine, DiversityInc, and Diversity Professional Magazine.
Ms. Curry Smith has received various awards, including the Network Journal’s 25 Most Influential Black Women in Business, Diversity MBA's Top 100 Under 50 Executive Leaders, Diversity Professional's Top DEI Leaders in Atlanta, and AZ Business Magazine’s 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business.

Ms. Curry Smith is an Aspen Institute Executive Leadership Program alumna and a lifetime member of the National Black MBA Association. She currently serves on the Ross Alumni Board of Governors and the Sanger Leadership Center Advisory Board, in addition to being an Executive Education Faculty Member and a Lecturer in the Management & Organizations department at Ross. She also is an advisor to Goldman Sachs' asset management division, as well as to early stage start-ups and venture capital firms such as Mathison and SemperVirens Venture Capital

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