LaToya Smith

LaToya Smith
LaToya Smith
Assistant Vice President, Talent Acquisition Manager
Fifth Third Bank

LaToya has been a valuable team member of Fifth Third Bank since August 1999. She has the responsibility for attracting, acquiring, and advancing top diverse talent into the bank. Additionally, she leads a team of Talent Acquisition Consultants for Greater Cincinnati.

LaToya is a graduate of Cleveland State University and holds an M.B.A. from The University of Phoenix.

Professional and Civic
Currently, LaToya is a mentor in the Friend-to-Friend Mentoring Program, where she mentors women who are incarcerated at the Northeast Reintegration Center. Additionally, she has mentored students in the LINK Program at Cleveland State University and serves as the Charter President.

LaToya is actively involved in the community with organizations including EL Barrio Job Readiness Program, Dress for Success and Youth Opportunities Unlimited. LaToya is very philanthropic; she recently started a Giving Circle, Our Hope, Our Future. She has received professional development accolades from Kaleidoscope Magazine’s Forty/Forty Club, Who’s Who in Black Cleveland, Verizon Everyday Heroes Award, Horizon Outstanding Team Lead at Fifth Third Bank, Outstanding LINK Mentor Award, Crain’s HR Leader Finalist, Northcoast Nurses Coalition Inc. Unsung Hero Award, Women of Color Stephanie Tubbs Jones Courage Award, El Barrio Amigo Award, CSU Link Distinguished Alumni Award, The Girls Scout of North East Ohio Women of Distinction Award and NAACP Unsung Hero Community Award. Additionally, she is part of the class of 2018 Cleveland Bridge Builders.

LaToya is the past Board Chair of Sankofa Fine Art Plus. She was responsible for driving the mission of the organization, serving in the senior board leadership role, managing community projects over $200,000 and executing the key strategic goals of the organization. Her most significant accomplishment with Sankofa was installing a large scale mural of Ruby Dee located at the Karamu House. Additionally, she serves on many boards including The United Black Fund of Greater Cleveland and Cuyahoga County Workforce. She is active member of Delta Sigma Theta and Eta Phi Beta Sororities. Also, she is a certified TantraNova Practitioner. Additionally, she is a part-time Adjunct Professor at Cuyahoga Community College and Cleveland State University.