HOUSTON — Smith & Associates, the industry leader in global electronics distribution, today announced the appointment of Leslie McIntyre to the role of Vice President of Human Resources. Leslie will be responsible for leading Smith’s Human Resources department and expanding its global programs and employee resources.
Leslie is a new addition to Smith’s global team. She began her career as a generalist in Human Resources and then specialized in developing talent acquisition functions within large corporate environments. Leslie went on to expand her skills in human resources management and brings with her many years of experience at such firms as Memorial Hermann Healthcare System and Bank of America.
A certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), Leslie is also a member of SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) and has spent time living in Asia and London, gaining valuable experience that will help her in managing the Human Resources of a company with Smith’s international reach. She is currently pursuing her Masters of HR from the University of London.
“During her career, Leslie has developed programs for enriching and supporting employees in a variety of company environments,” said Matt Hartzell, Smith’s Chief Operating Officer. “Under Leslie’s leadership, Smith will increase its strategic focus on strengthening training and development. With a concentration on attracting, engaging, and retaining talent, Leslie will work to leverage her multinational corporate experience and translate it into the solutions that work for Smith.”
“I am looking forward to the opportunities this position presents – developing a stronger global HR infrastructure that supports Smith’s business priorities, and providing programs that support our most valuable asset, employees,” Leslie said.