365 Leadership Summit

Timber Smith, Appleton’s DEI director, to moderate panel on navigating predominantly white spaces

City of Appleton Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Timber Smith will moderate a panel discussion titled “Always First and Only: Navigating the Isolation & Exhaustion of being the only one in PWI spaces” at the Northeast Wisconsin Leadership Summit at the Radisson Hotel and Convention Center in Green Bay on Tuesday, May 9.

The event the first of its kind in Northeast Wisconsin, intended to gather the region’s most influential people of color and allies for professional development, networking and community building. We’ll have more than a dozen panel discussions on business, leadership, education and much more!

Timber Smith is a multifaceted professional who has dedicated his career to service, community, and the upliftment of diverse populations in various capacities. He is currently the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Coordinator for the City of Appleton and Special Assistant to the Mayor of Appleton. In addition to his role in the public sector, Timber is the creator and host of THE KOSH Podcast, where he facilitates conversations with a diverse range of engaged community members.

Prior to his current position, Timber served as the Veterans Resource Coordinator, an Admissions Counselor, and a Senior Equity Coordinator at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. He has also worked as the Cultural Retention and Recruitment Support Specialist for Appleton Area School District and Fox Valley Technical College. Timber’s commitment to service extends beyond his professional roles, as he currently serves on the board of UW Oshkosh Fox Cities Foundation and Celebrate Diversity Fox Cities.

As Vice President of the Sigma Upsilon Lambda Alumni Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Timber is involved in promoting leadership development, academic excellence, and community service. He previously served in the Army Reserves and holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and a master’s degree in Educational Leadership and Policy from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. Timber’s extensive leadership experience, service, and dedication to promoting DEI make him a valuable asset to any organization or community.

More information on the Summit, including schedule, pricing and registration, is available at https://www.wileadershipsummit.com/regionalsummit.