Portia Kibble SmithKarat
Portia Kibble Smith is the head of Diversity and Inclusion at Karat. Portia is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace and has a proven track record of attracting and retaining top talent throughout the country, both majority and minority. Her expertise is in diversity and inclusion, recruitment, sales, consulting, finance, business development and relationship management. Her previous work experience has been in leadership and sales positions at Xerox, IBM and Sprint.
Portia Kibble Smith is a Kansas City native and a graduate of the University of Kansas, where she earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Personnel Administration from the School of Business. She is a lifetime member of the National Black MBA Association and is currently a board member at the University of Kansas Alumni Association’s National Board. She is a former board member at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and Howard University’s Business School in Washington, D.C. She currently resides in Overland Park, KS.