Regional Director



Keisha D. Smith is the 26th Great Lakes Regional Director and Chair of the Regional Directors who was appointed by Dr. Stacie NC Grant, International President & CEO, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated. She is a native of Louisville, Kentucky and the daughter of the late Willie A. Smith and Ira Smith Ebbs. Her mother is the 19th Great Lakes Regional Director for Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated and her father was the National Grand Keeper of Records and Seal for Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated. Keisha carried on her family Greek legacy by being initiated into the Iota Mu Chapter at the University of Kentucky. She transferred to the University of Oklahoma and Theta Mu Chapter where she served as Chapter President and graduated with her bachelor’s degree in communications. Keisha was elected as the International Third Vice President and immediately transferred to the Chi Zeta Chapter in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Following graduation, Keisha secured a role with the Oklahoma House of Representatives and Commissioner’s Office for the Department of Insurance.

After being recruited to a Fortune 100 company, Keisha returned to Louisville, Kentucky to begin
her career in the healthcare industry and transferred to the Eta Zeta Chapter. While working in the corporate world, she earned her master’s degrees in human resources development and human Resources Management at Webster University. For more than 20 years, Keisha has worked in the healthcare industry in various organizations and executive leadership roles for the improvement of health equity and the quality of life for members and communities.

As a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated for 27 years, Keisha has served in numerous administrations and elected and appointed roles for each level of the sorority who successfully completed her term of 6 years as the 14th Kentucky State Director. Through it all, Keisha remains dedicated to delivering community service. Along with 31 prominent women, she is a charter member of the Beta Alpha Xi Zeta Chapter in Louisville, Kentucky.

Keisha is a member of Watson Memorial Baptist Church who enjoys spending time with her very supportive son and family.


Keisha D. Smith
Great Lakes Regional Director