When rumors began to fly about Actors Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes’ failing marriage, Ok! Magazine called S. Renee to assess the impact on Katie’s self-esteem. When Television Personality and Celebrity Chef Rachel Ray endorsed Dunkin Doughnuts’ coffee, Marketing Daily sought S. Renee’s expertise in personal branding and brand management.
A thought-provoking and insightful leader in the areas of personal, professional and spiritual development, S. Renee, the author of There Is More Inside and The Bridge to Your Brand: Likability, Marketability and Credibility, has appeared on countless television and radio programs and in print media.
Highly intuitive, engaging and inspirational, S. Renee’s consistent, results-driven message of courage, confidence and personal accountability has been favorably received at national conferences and on international platforms. Within five years of speaking, S. Renee served over 50 clients across seven industries and 95 percent were repeat clients.
As a result of helping to transform thousands of people’s lives through her writing and speaking career and using her platform to touch the hearts of millions through her profession as a former print, runway and QVC model, television talk show host, producer and spokesperson for United Paramount Network (UPN-Philadelphia) in which she held a strong stance on addressing social issues impacting women, children and the poor, on a sunny day on Niagara Square Mayor Byron Brown declared July 17, 2010 S. Renee Smith Day in the City of Buffalo.
Delaware Today Magazine named S. Renee an Influential Woman in Business; December 2011, one of Delaware’s Black Leaders; February 2010; and one of Delaware’s 40 under 40 to watch; April 2002. In 2006, she received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the National Association for Equal Opportunity.
S. Renee has the distinction of being named a 2013 Honorary Commander at Dover Air Force Base. Dedicated to enriching the community, S. Renee led the 2010 launch of the William J. & Rev. Shirley M. Smith, Sr. Scholarship Fund, which has raised over $40,000 since its inception. She continues to serve as chair of the board. She is also a member of United Way of Delaware Women’s Leadership Council and is an active member of the Delaware Community Foundation Kent County Advisory Board—Delaware’s largest philanthropic organization. In addition to becoming a founding member for the Fund for Women, she has served on the review panel for United Way of Delaware’s Community Impact Fund.
S. Renee graduated cum laude from Delaware State University in only three years. She received training in sales and persuasion at the prestigious International Center for Management and Training Development, Leesburg, VA. She is a 2010 Leadership Delaware graduate.
During her free time she enjoys reading, spending time with family, playing golf and being near water.