Virgil Smith at Best Practice Institute
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Virgil L. Smith is the Principal Consultant of the Smith Edwards Group, LLC, a consulting and coaching firm that specializes in media and diversity and inclusion consulting. Smith started the firm in October 2015 after retiring from the Gannett Company, where he worked for 24 years as a president and publisher and corporate HR executive focused on talent development, talent acquisition, talent management and diversity. Prior to joining Gannett, Smith spent 20 years with McClatchy Newspapers in Sacramento and Fresno, California. He counts hundreds of professionals he has assisted with managing and achieving their career and life goals. In addition the firm owns a driving school and real estate company.


On-Demand Learning Sessions

Developing Future Leaders and Growing the Leadership Bench at Gannett

Learning Session | Published: June 26, 2013

Virgil Smith, Vice President of Talent Acquisition and Diversity at Gannett will present the business need, design, and implementation of programs and practices that support leadership bench growth at Gannett. His effective approach to implementation is an excellent example of how to achieve a goal ...
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