Shawntal Smith
Shawntal M. Smith
Chief Professional Development Officer & General Counsel for OHB

Shawntal Mallory Smith is Chief Professional Development Officer & General Counsel for OHB and has practiced juvenile, family and employment law for the past 15 years. Shawntal often coaches, trains, and facilitates on human resources and diversity and inclusion topics for organizations and individuals. She serves on the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Merit Commission, Creighton University National Black Alumni Advisory Board, and the Board of Directors for Inclusive Communities. Shawntal is also a LeadDIVERSITY Advocate from the inaugural cohort .

Shawntal is currently earning her certification in Leading Equity & Inclusion in Organizations (LEIO) from Northwestern University and hold a certification in Nonprofit Executive Leadership, also from Northwestern. Shawntal is a proud lifetime member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. Her favorite and most rewarding role is mom to two sons, Darrick and Damari.


  • BA’97 Creighton University
  • JD’00 Creighton University School of Law

Courses Taught

  • Race and Law