A successful recruiter of top talent who has helped build organizations from the ground up, Leigh Ann Stradford previously served as Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Communications for Smith & Nephew’s Biologics Division. She helped establish and grow the Biologics Division after holding executive-level human resources positions within the company’s Trauma Global Business Unit and Orthopaedics Division. Prior to joining Smith & Nephew in 1998, Leigh Ann held management positions at Nike.

Stradford holds a master’s degree in curriculum design and instruction from the University of Memphis and a bachelor’s degree in home economics and business from the University of Tennessee.