Naomi Smith

Naomi is a PR and communications professional. She graduated with a first-class degree in Business Management from Coventry University, receiving the Course Tutors Prize for her overall academic achievement.

During university Naomi was heavily involved with the Students’ Union and was elected as Business & Law Faculty Chair in 2015, representing 5000 undergraduate and postgraduate students at some of the highest levels within the university. Naomi sat on the Executive Committee, Student Council, NUS Black Students’ Steering Committee and served on the board of Coventry University Students’ Union.

Naomi started her graduate career at Goldman Sachs, as an analyst and HR Business Partner to two divisions within EMEA. In 2017 Naomi pursued a career in PR and communications and has experience in a number of sectors including automotive, financial services, third sector, and local government.

In December, Naomi moved agency side for the first time in her career, as an Account Executive specialising in regeneration communications and community engagement at Westco Communications.

Naomi is a member of the CIPR and is actively involved with the institute. She is Vice Chair of the Knowledge Panel and became an Accredited PR Practitioner in less than eight months.

Naomi is a Soji (student) on the Not an MBA (NAMBA) programme by Jolt, and has recently launched her new blog – CommsLabHQ, which aims to inspire the next generation of Black, BAME and underrepresented PR practitioners.