Director, Office of Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion
Sylvia Smith joined the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) as the Director of the Office of Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion in 2022.
Ms. Smith has worked in the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and the Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion (DEI) field for over 15 years. She joined the federal government in October 2002 as a Human Resources Specialist at the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Maryland. Later, she joined the Department of Veterans Affairs and rose to serve as the EEO/DEI Manager and Lead for VA’s southern region, where she ensured that the organization was compliant with federal, state, and local requirements to maintain a discrimination-free workplace. She also chaired the EEO/DEI advisory committee for the region and received the 2014 VA Secretary’s Diversity & Inclusion Excellence award. She is a champion for diversity who enjoys providing mentorship, guidance and training to all levels of the organization.
Ms. Smith is a certified mediator and in 2021 she earned the Franklin Covey Unconscious Bias trainer certification. She is a true advocate for alternative dispute resolution and supports special emphasis programs in an effort to promote diversity.
Ms. Smith holds an MBA and a Master of Science degree with an emphasis in human resources and employment law.
Page last updated: March 22, 2022