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NATIONAL ADVISORY COUNCIL

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Ronette Smith

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Ronnette Smith is respected for her corporate and community relations expertise, diverse and inclusive collaboration, and facility management which help organizations improve reputation, strengthen brands and drive business. Smith helps clients with customer care, issue management by developing fully integrated strategies that overlay inspiring leadership, stakeholder management, media, and operations work. Smith is the President and CEO of RRS Legacy Group in Atlanta, GA. The firm specializes in advocacy, customer care, facility operations, diversity, equity, and inclusion training, grassroots outreach, public affairs, strategic planning and communications, stakeholder relations and tech recruiting. The RRS Legacy Group is a consultancy bringing over 35 years’ experience from top Fortune 5 Companies in retail, communications, and technology — to deliver bottom-line results for individuals, teams, entrepreneurs, organizations, and businesses. • 9 years as a member of the Corporate Affairs team at Walmart, where she helped build national and local Walmart relationships with key influencers in all sectors; politicians, suppliers, customers, communities, and employees. Involved in the company efforts to hire veterans, bring manufacturing jobs back to the U.S. Walmart which is the largest company in the United States, serving 140 million customers weekly. • Involved in Global Women’s Economic Empowerment Sourcing Initiative which led to delivering upon company’s commitment to source $20 billion, and double sourcing from women suppliers. • Led company collaborative alliance and recruitment of 170 emerging leaders in over 20 states which lead to Walmart Market entry into urban market, cross sector partnerships with government and non-profit sectors, acquisition of Walmart suppliers and recruitment of associates. • Led Walmart External Diversity Relations with outreach to which partnership and rolling out of Walmart Humana Prescription Drug Medicare Part D Program nationwide generating $1.25 million sales in first year. • Led negotiation for AARP and Walmart Foundation to support workforce development program for 2,000 women over 40. • Led collaborations with Cherokee Nation and Walmart in 37 Oklahoma counties resulting in E-WIC purchase increase over $11 million; helped revamp front-end operations to identify and accept tribal and Mexican Matricula Consular Identification card acceptance in 4,000 stores. • Vendor Management of Customer Call Centers in the United States, Canada, India, and Philippines. • Led Chamber of Commerce Teams for nations top fundraising efforts breaking records generating over $2.2 million dollars.