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Debbie Smith

Debbie P. Smith serves as Director of Human Resources for the Georgia Technology Authority.

Ms. Smith has 28 years of experience in human resources.  Prior to joining GTA in 2008, she worked for Wachovia Bank for 25 years, retiring as a Vice President, Senior Human Resources Business Partner.  Among her responsibilities were strategic consulting, high performance team development and management, employee relations, executive coaching and consulting, career counseling, selection and retention, and compensation.  She led all aspects of human resources as the company integrated various lines of business.

Ms. Smith is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).  While at Wachovia, she completed the company’s senior management development program at Duke University and earned certification as a diversity practitioner and executive coach. 

She holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration-marketing from Georgia State University.