Badges of Courage Foundation Board Member, Rhonda Smith is president and founder of Rhegal Consulting. She has extensive experience and a highly successful track record in working with private corporations and non-profit organizations. As president of Rhegal Consulting, Rhonda oversees client projects and is responsible for marketing, client relationship management and the firm’s business development activities.
She has broad international consulting experience and has managed client engagements on 5 continents and in more than 20 countries. Rhonda’s experience as a senior consultant for Strat*X International, a Paris-based company, included managing training and development programs for companies such as GE, Dow Chemicals, Pharmacia, Glaxo SmithKline, Abbott Laboratories, Kodak, DuPont, Xerox Corp. and many others. Prior to Strat*X, Rhonda held various positions in sales, marketing and market development at E. I. Dupont DeNemours & Co. and in sales and marketing at Eli Lilly.
With more than 20 years of experience that includes sales and marketing management and learning and development consulting, Rhonda has parlayed her professional and personal experience into a unique skill set that includes marketing/PR, community outreach and recruitment and relationship-building targeting a diverse population of breast cancer survivors.
Rhonda recently launched an online resource for breast cancer survivors, www.breastcancerpartner.com, that focuses on breast cancer recovery through health and wellness. The website focuses on providing tools, resources and information to help breast cancer survivors recover, restore and reenergize themselves after treatment.
Rhonda M. Smith appears in the October 2010 issue of More magazine as a first runner-up in the magazine’s contest on “Why this is the Most Fabulous Time in My Life”. She wrote an essay on her breast cancer journey and how she has emerged from that experience with a new identity and sense of purpose.
Rhonda earned her MBA in marketing and operations management from the Colgate Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia and her B.S. degree in civil engineering from Virginia Tech. She is a Leadership Charlotte alumnus, chair of the board of The Women’s Fund of Miami-Dade and a member of the American Marketing Association. She is also a member of the CEO Forum of The Commonwealth Institute of South Florida. Rhonda served on the 2007 NFL Super Bowl Special Events Committee and, in 2006, was named one of South Florida’s “25 Most Prominent and Influential African-American Women” by Success South Florida Magazine.