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Christie Smith
West Region Managing Director, Deloitte Consulting LLP
National Managing Principal, Deloitte University Leadership Center for Inclusion, Deloitte, LLP
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With more than 25 years experience, Christie brings innovative and effective solutions to Deloitte’s clients by aligning business strategy with the requirements of organizational structure, talent, leadership development and global workforce planning. As West Region Managing Director, her responsibilities include markets, clients, talent and community for the more than 2,400 consulting practitioners and 250 principals and directors in the region. She is also a lead consulting partner and advisory partner for several of Deloitte’s largest life sciences/biotech clients. 

As one of Deloitte’s most senior diversity partners, Christie also leads the Deloitte University Leadership Center for Inclusion. Her roles provide a platform for developing solutions with Deloitte’s people, clients, academics and non-profits to help the business world fundamentally redefine how it approaches issues including inclusion, transitioning veterans, and education. As a result of her many accomplishments and commitment to inclusion, Christie has been identified by Diversity Journal as a 2013 “Woman to Watch.” In addition, in 2012 and 2013, the San Francisco Business Times recognized her as one of San Francisco’s most influential women.  

Christie is a frequent lecturer and author on topics including corporate values, leadership, culture, inclusion, and talent. Her work has been featured in Fortune, Harvard Business Review, The New York Times, Forbes and Fast Company.  She is a board member at Seattle Children’s Hospital and NEW America Caregivers & Breadwinners.   

Christie has an MSW from Rutgers University, and a Ph.D. in Social Work/IO psychology from New York University.

In Print

  • Uncovering talent: A new model of inclusion, April 29, 2014 Download file