Catherine Smith

Employee Benefits Consulting
Workforce Communication Strategist
csmith@requisitecommunications.com
248-343-8888
About

As a seasoned consultant specializing in strategic organizational communications, Catherine helps engage, educate and motivate the workforce to drive business results.  Her experience with workforce communications and Human Resources, combined with a sales and marketing background, enables Catherine to apply a well-rounded combination of specialized skills to address clients’ workforce communication and engagement needs.  

With close to 25 years of workforce communications experience, Catherine has successfully helped her clients meet their objectives through well-conceived and implemented communication strategies related to: benefits enrollment, plan design changes, compensation, total rewards, retirement, corporate wellness, performance management, recruitment, onboarding and various organizational change topics.  

In addition to serving asa retained workforce communications strategist for LoVasco, she owns and operates her own communications firm—Requisite Communications.  She and her team offer full-service communications from strategy development and employee sensing, to writing/editing, graphic design, digital solutions and print production.  

She formerly served for eight years as a communications consultant with Towers Watson (currently WillisTowers Watson) — a leading global management consulting firm— and served the last leg of her time there as co-practice leader of the Michigan CommunicationsPractice.  

Catherine’s firm is recognized as a certified Woman-Owned SBA-DBE. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Michigan Ontario Compensation Association (MOCA) as co-Vice President of Communications for four years. She has also presented at local and regional events and has co-authored published articles. She is a past recipient of various awards, such as the Renaissance Awards from the International Association for Business Communicators (IABC).

Education, Certifications, and Designations

BS in MerchandisingManagement/Marketing from Michigan State University

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