With a career spanning more than two decades Tiffany N. Smith-Anoa’i has emerged as one of the most influential and valued professionals in the arena of Diversity and Communications within the entertainment industry. Tiffany currently serves as Vice President, Entertainment Diversity & Communications for CBS Television, charged with the development and execution of communications strategies for diversity initiatives and programs throughout the entire corporation. Acting as a liaison, she works with national multi-ethnic media coalitions, creative executives and casting directors from the CBS Network & Studio to insure diverse talent is represented both in front of and behind the camera.
Prior to her work at CBS, Tiffany was responsible for all aspects of publicity and promotions for Image Public Relations. There, she took on a multitude of projects, including organizing the global press outreach for “Sinbad’s Soul Music Festival.”
Preceding her position at Image Public Relations, she worked for NIKE, Inc. where she launched their NIKETOWN stores in, Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco. Tiffany continues to be dedicated to her community and several charities, including Big Brothers, Big Sisters and the Make-A-Wish Foundation. She also maintains a close relationship with her alma mater, Howard University, where she graduated with honors from the School of Communications. In 2013 Howard University presented her with the “Global Visionary Award” for Outstanding Leadership in Diversity and Communications.
She currently resides in her home town of Los Angeles with her husband Reno J. Anoa’i and their daughter.