Stephanie Smith was named chief inclusion and diversity officer at Fifth Third Bank. She will be responsible for developing and executing an ecosystem of inclusion through the enterprise that promotes engagement in all the Bank’s stakeholders, including employees, suppliers and customers.
“Stephanie is a dynamic individual, and we are excited to announce her as our new chief inclusion and diversity officer,” said Teresa Tanner, Fifth Third’s chief administrative officer. “She has a highly-respected skill set that includes years of previous experience at the Bank, and we welcome her energy and leadership in this role.”
During her 21-year tenure with the Bank, Smith has worked with the Fifth Third Foundation, and since 2015, she has served as the Bank’s director of supplier diversity. Credited with establishing relationships with the National Minority Supplier Development Council, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the U.S. Small Business Administration on the Bank’s behalf, Smith was recently recognized by Diversity Plus Magazine for her work in directing supplier diversity initiatives.
Smith earned an M.S. in urban planning from the University of Cincinnati.