Asha Smith is an attorney and human resources professional, with a wealth of compliance experience in federal, state, and local equal employment opportunity and disability laws. Her experience includes developing and implementing policy, investigating and resolving internal complaints, facilitating staff training, and providing advice to senior personnel. Most recently, Ms. Smith was the Senior Manager of EEO and ADA Compliance at Anne Arundel County Public Schools, where she managed discrimination and harassment concerns, reasonable accommodations, and medical leaves such as FMLA, for more than 10,000 employees. She led the school system’s COVID-related leave and accommodation efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ms. Smith started her legal career as a Staff Attorney in the law enforcement bureau of the New York City Commission on Human Rights. She investigated and resolved alleged violations of the city’s anti-discrimination statute in the areas of employment, housing, and public accommodations. Ms. Smith earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Cornell University. She received her law degree from New York University School of Law. She is a proud native New Yorker, and resides in the Annapolis area.
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