Kristin (Kris) Smith

Kris Smith

Human Resources Business Partner
HR Business Partners
Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
Mahatma Gandhi


Kris has worked in various areas of HR, including high-volume recruiting, HR generalist, managing an HR team, and as a strategic business partner. Her ability to build relationships and engage with people has been her greatest asset. Change management has been an integral skill that has helped Kris guide businesses through many obstacles, from the COVID epidemic to a derecho storm that devastated areas of the Midwest, much like a hurricane!

Key Accomplishments

  • Worked with a team of peers to build a manager training program for a large retail supply chain
  • Served as a trusted advisor and resource to over 60 leaders in a facility fluctuating between 1,200 and 2,000 employees
  • Operated as a strategic business partner with senior leadership to make business decisions and implement corporate strategies
  • Assisted in developing training materials and implementing an attendance tracking and scheduling system


  • Northeast Iowa Community College, Peosta, Iowa (SHRM-CP certification)

Professional and Community Activities

Kris is a member of SHRM’s national and local branch. Kris also serves on several committees at her church.