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Daryl Smith

Daryl Smith


Daryl is a recognized executive with 30 years of experience, and he has the unique ability to apply progressive organizational and talent management strategies that consistently create value. He has a consistent track record of success in several industries, including manufacturing, sales and distribution, telecommunications and financial services. Daryl has established a reputation for creating award-winning workplaces, and for building talent management-focused organizations. He is skilled in leading and facilitating cost-saving strategies including lean manufacturing, Six Sigma, systems thinking and TQM; while also improving employee engagement.

His past career assignments include: SVP Global Human Resources at ESPN / ABC Media Networks, VP Human Resources & Training at ARAMARK/Galls and VP Human Resources & Training at Cox Communications. Today, Daryl is an award-winning teaching professor at the Trulaske College of Business at the University of Missouri. Daryl has received campus and national teaching awards, as well as awards for advising and service. In 2019, Kappa Alpha Theta, Inc. named Daryl to their Top 10 Faculty in the U.S. and Canada. In 2020, Daryl received the prestigious William T. Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence Award. In 2021, he was nominated for the Governor’s Award for Teaching Excellence.

He has effectively served on over fifty (50) boards, including industry associations and non-profits. He is passionate about causes relative to education, youth, diversity, people with disabilities and families in crisis.

Daryl holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration from the University of Missouri in Columbia MO and a Master’s in Business Administration from Washington University in St. Louis MO. He has completed executive education programs at Cornell University in Ithaca NY and Stanford University in Palo Alto CA.


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