Peggy Smith

Chief Innovation Officer

During her 10-year stint as President and CEO of Worldwide ERC®, the workforce mobility association, Peggy extended the reach of the organization around the world and fostered the organization’s evolution into a content-rich community for talent management and mobility. Subsequent industry positions (executive roles in Shyft and CapRelo, and focused consulting collaborations) further honed her expertise in entrepreneurial settings, strategic innovation, and organizational development.

Prior to these mobility roles, during her 13-year tenure with Microsoft, she developed and implemented ideation, strategy, and execution for the company’s world-class Mobility Center of Excellence (COE).

Peggy holds a BA in Marketing from Seattle University, has guest-lectured on talent mobility at Georgetown University and Seattle University, and is a contributing writer to the NACE Foundation. She has also contributed editorially to the Forbes Nonprofit Council and has been interviewed, published, and/or quoted in such outlets as,, SHRM, Fortune, CIO magazine, TLNT magazine, HR Dive, Recruiting Daily Advisor, Mobility magazine, and Peggy also serves on the Strategic Advisory Council for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the University of Richmond School of Professional and Continuing Studies. She is a member of SHRM Executive Network, Lake Washington Human Resource Association, and Seattle SHRM chapter.