Rose M. Velez-Smith

Pitney Bowes

Vice President of Human Resources, Global Integrated Talent Management

Rose M. Velez‐Smith is currently Vice President of Human Resources, Global Integrated Talent Management, at Pitney Bowes, where she is responsible for developing and directing Human Resources Talent strategies globally for the organization.  In addition, she develops strategic workforce solutions in the areas of employee relations, engagement and development, recruiting, talent acquisition, mergers and acquisitions and legal and regulatory compliance. Velez‐Smith works closely with senior level management to implement these workforce strategies while having a clear focus on ensuring the customer is at the center of decisions. 

Prior to joining Pitney Bowes in 2001, Ms. Velez‐Smith was Regional Human Resources Director at Navigant International. In this role, she was responsible for the overall development and coordination of human resources activities in the Northeast Region. She led the charge of helping the organization with its workforce strategies, which included approximately 9 acquisitions in a 3 year period. 

Ms. Velez‐Smith is actively engaged with her community as a volunteer, is a member of various professional organizations and served on the Board of Directors for the Child Care Learning Center in Stamford, CT from 2005 to 2006. She currently serves on the Fairchester Board of the Networking for Teaching Entrepreneurship (“NFTE”). She is also a member of Prospanica and serves on its Corporate Advisory Board.

In 2009 she was honored by the Hispanic Association of Corporate Responsibility (HACR) as a Young Hispanic Corporate Achiever.  In 2014 she was honored by the YWCA in Greenwich and received its BRAVA award, which recognizes outstanding women achievers who have excelled in their professional careers and also volunteer their time and talent to help others.

Ms. Velez‐Smith has a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts and Master’s Degree in Human Resources Development and Counseling from the University of Bridgeport, CT.

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