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Syeria Smith
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Sr. Director, Diversity Equity & Inclusion and Campus Recruiting
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Syeria Smith is Belk’s Sr. Director of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion and Campus Recruiting. Syeria joined Belk in 2017 on their Talent Acquisition team supporting the companies West Division. Prior to joining Belk, Syeria spent 14 years with Macy’s, Inc. where she began in a Retail Development Program and built a well-rounded background through her work on buying and planning teams, store leadership as well as district, region, and corporate Human Resources functions. In addition to her prescribed role, she has always been an active participant in shaping company culture by serving on the Corporate Diversity Council and leading employee resource groups. In her current role, Syeria is responsible for leading Belk’s Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) efforts and recently assumed responsibility for early talent program recruiting. She is extremely passionate about creating access to opportunities for others and leaving every situation better than she found it. Syeria holds a B.S. in Fashion Marketing and Management from Stephens College in Columbia, MO. She resides in Kansas City, MO, with her husband, Marcus, and their three children, Khloe (12), Maddox (7), and Lennox (4).

Fun fact #1: If you’re an iPhone user, when you call Syeria’s name, your phone (Siri) will respond 9 times out of 10.