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Trisch is currently Executive Vice President and the first Managing Director of Diversity & Inclusion within Edelman. As Edelman’s Managing Director of Diversity & Inclusion, Smith works in collaboration with the recently formed Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Team to drive diversity and inclusion within the company. She works to build awareness and understanding of diversity & inclusion companywide and to cultivate relationships with external partners, thought leaders, educational institutions and other public and private organizations.
This includes creating and cultivating internal employee networks designed to serve specific groups within the firm including women, Black/African-American employees and LGBT employees, with additional networks to be added in the coming months. In addition, she is leading efforts to revamp Edelman’s D&I training to further educate its employees about the importance of and their role in creating an environment that is inclusive of all employees.
Trisch also serves as a Board Member for ColorComm – an organization for women of colour in the communications industry. Through her active role on the Board, Edelman has served as a sponsor for the organization’s annual conference since its inception. In addition to ColorComm, Trisch led efforts for Edelman to participate in and sponsor the AdColor and 3% Conference, among other things.

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