Board Member Dasha Smith

Dasha Smith is the executive vice president and chief people officer for the National Football League, where she is responsible for all human resource activities including talent and diversity strategies, workplace culture, compensation and recognition programs, leadership development, and succession planning.

Previously she worked as the executive vice president, global chief human resources officer for Sony Music Entertainment, a leading music, entertainment, and technology company with operations in 60 countries. In this role, Smith was a member of the global leadership team and responsible for the company’s global human resources and corporate responsibility strategies and operations. Smith played a key role in developing Sony Music’s culture and future-forward strategies to evolve the organization. 

With experience working across multiple industries, Smith is a trusted advisor to CEOs, executive teams, and boards of directors on business, compensation, organizational change, workplace culture, diversity, and talent strategies. Leveraging expertise in organizational effectiveness and compensation, she has successfully led significant M&A due diligence and integration activity. Smith is known for engaging and growing top talent and creating high performing, dynamic and diverse leadership teams. 

Prior to joining Sony Music in 2018, Smith served as the managing director, Office of the Chairman and Global Chief Human Resources Officer for GCM Grosvenor, a leading global alternative investment firm with 50B+ AUM. At GCM Grosvenor, Smith was a member of a five-person executive management committee. Additionally, she directly managed the human resources, marketing, investor relations, administration, facilities and operations, diversity, and corporate and social responsibility functions.   

Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor in 2011, Smith spent 10 years at Time Inc. (formerly a division of Warner Media), where she led the global employee relations and employment and labor law departments. She also previously served as a senior attorney in the Time Inc. business and legal affairs department focusing on M&A.  

Early in her career, Smith practiced as an international corporate attorney at the law firms of Latham & Watkins, Covington & Burling and Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison. 

A native of Denver, Colorado, Smith earned a B.S. in finance from Georgetown University and a J.D. from the University of Virginia. 

She serves on the Georgetown University Board of Regents, as well as the Georgetown McDonough School of Business and the University of Virginia School of Law advisory boards. She also is a Trustee of the Dalton School in New York City and a board member of the National Museum of African American Music in Nashville, Tennessee.