Smith, W. Stanton

W. Stanton Smith is currently National Director, Next Generation Initiatives (NGI) at Deloitte & Touche USA LLP. Mr. Smith joined Deloitte as a principal in 1998. Since then he has served in a number of senior HR roles. In 2001 Mr. Smith was asked by Deloitte’s CEO to study generational differences then beginning to manifest in the workplace. With a strong commitment from Deloitte leadership, Mr. Smith has grown NGI into a key strategic initiative with tangible positive business impact over the past six and one half years.

Mr. Smith’s charge is to research demographic and workforce attitudes with the intention of creating and implementing innovative initiatives that foster an environment to which the best talent is attracted and will want to stay and grow. The key innovations that have emerged from NGI are Deloitte Career Connections, the Talent Market Series and the Deloitte Pre-College Outreach program. He has also been designated by the Human Capital practice of Deloitte Consulting LLC as Deloitte’s expert on generational issues and related innovations.

Prior to joining Deloitte, Mr. Smith held a variety of senior HR positions with Price Waterhouse, Mobil Corporation and Coopers & Lybrand where he began his career.  

Mr. Smith is a native of Houston, Texas. He received a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.

He has been married to his wife Roz for 28 years.  They currently reside near Greenville, South Carolina. He and his wife are opera and classical music fans and both enjoy choral singing. In addition, Mr. Smith enjoys mentoring young people and developing the people who work for him.

Expertise: Gen X/Gen Y; Older Workers/ Aging Workforce; Flexible Work Schedules; Generational Diversity; Retention/ Recruitment; Work/life Integration


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