Dionna Keels, CIR, GPHR

Dionna Smith Keels, CIR, GPHR is Founder/CEO of stemmed.™ (www.stemmed.io)

stemmed.™ is a software development start-up that is innovating the way companies recruit diverse technology students. Our data-driven college recruiting platform combines the art & science of diversity recruitment.

We give our corporate partners access to the data & tools necessary to effectively reach and analyze specific segments of the over 3 million African American students currently enrolled in US Colleges & Universities.

In addition, Dionna is a sought after speaker and media contributor regarding Diversity in the Tech industry, College Recruitment, STEM & Millennials. She has contributed to several media outlets, in print and on-air, including Forbes, SHRM, ERE, INC, Entrepreneur, CNN Money, NPR and the AJC.

☞ Dionna serves on the Board of Advisors at Authentity, an innovative employee engagement solution provider that utilizes the concept of crowdsourcing and social responsibility to improve employee engagement and collaboration.

✰ Formerly, Dionna led Global Talent Management & Acquisition at a fortune 300 company. In this role she led the global integration of talent strategies, processes and programs in North America, South America, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Africa and the Middle East. This encompassed AGCO’s 22,000 employees across 120 countries. Prior to this position, Dionna held roles at both LexisNexis and Koch Industries.

» In addition, she has spent much of her career consulting with fortune 500 companies, included but not limited to Cisco Systems, FISERV and Home Depot.

♛ Dionna attended Howard University where she studied communications and graduated from Tulane University with a BA in Media/Marketing. She is pursuing her PhD from . Dionna earned her GPHR from HRCI and recently completed her 3 year term on SHRM’s National 12 person Staffing Management Expert Panel