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Deidra M.B. Smith

Academic Degrees

  • Master of Science in Human Resources Management, Keller Graduate School of Management, DeVry University, 2002
  • Bachelors of Arts and Sciences, Industrial Organizational Psychology, Illinois State University, 1990


Deidra M.B. Smith has been a connector, influencer and game changer in human resources for over 20 years. She has applied her HR expertise in a number of industries, including financial services, health and wellness, sustainability, publishing and the cannabis industry. She is the director of human resources for a large alternative medicine organization and also owns Next Level HR Solutions, founded to help businesses and individuals reach their full potential. Smith has assisted clients in professional rebranding, salary negotiations, resume enhancement and interviewing skills. Smith also has taught English in Brazil, China, Europe and Japan, and has taught a course in creative and critical thinking. She holds certifications in PHR, SHRM-CP, and diversity, equity, and inclusion.