Alyssa Lein Smith
Alyssa Lein Smith is a writer and most notably the Vice President of Business at Quincy Jones Productions. She began her career with the company during her sophomore year at Loyola Marymount University, and through her role, she has production credits on "Taking the Stage: Changing America", the dedication concert for the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture; "Soundtrack of America," the 5-night opening concert series for The Shed at Hudson Yards; "Soul of a Nation Celebration," the official concert dedicated to the Soul of a Nation exhibition at The Broad Museum; and more. She is also the official co-author of Quincy Jones’ book, 12 Notes: On Life & Creativity (2022). In addition to working full-time at QJP, she is a consultant, public speaker, speech writer, musician, and aerialist. As a strong advocate for the advancement of females in executive-level positions, she has delivered speeches on the topic to audiences ranging from middle school students, to more than 1,000 top-level executives in the corporate world. Her essay on thought-diversity, which outlines a research-based proposal with implementable practices for companies to utilize, received national recognition by U.S. Bank, Womenetics, and Delta Air Lines. As a result, she was one of only five women in the nation chosen to speak at the Global Women’s Initiative Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. Furthermore, she is on the board of the new Institute of Arts and Innovation in LA and is one of three judges for Dua Lipa’s Kosovo talent search, in partnership with Lipa’s SunnyHill Foundation. She continues to use her voice, both in public speaking and writing, to affect positive change for various communities in which justice is frequently underserved.
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