Tina Haskins Smith

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Chief Applications Officer Tina Haskins Smith, in brief.

Tina Haskins Smith

Home: Duncanville, TX.  Birthplace: Lynchburg, VA. Profession: Information technology leader. Organization: Seattle Children’s.  Title: Chief Applications Officer. Significant other: My husband, Dr. Marc Smith.  Alma mater: Texas A&M University, College Station (BBA, MIS); Amberton University (MBA, Management).

Recent recognition: Panelist for IGNITE Worldwide (Inspiring Girls Now In Technology Evolution) and The Ortus Club’s Executive Knowledge Sharing Roundtable.  Latest accomplishment: Becoming a member of Chief.   Chief is “designed for women in the C-Suite, senior executives, and accomplished VPs to strengthen their leadership, magnify their influence, and pave the way to bring others with them”.  Latest contribution to others: Washington State Opportunity Scholarship Mentor. What’s been your big (or biggest leap)? Moving to Seattle. Hobbies: Reading, outdoor activities, community service.  Last book read: Where You Are is Not Who You Are, by Ursula M. Burns (former CEO of Xerox).  

Personality profile: Helpful, caring, humorous; a lifetime learner.  What one word would your closest friend use to describe you? Dependable.  How do you define an ideal business relationship? Partnership.  What is your greatest joy? My family.  What occupation, other than your own, do you most admire? Teachers.  What is your go-to workout? Bootcamp.  What ingredient is essential to your perfect vacation? The beach.

What was your first paying job? Claire’s Boutique.  What was your favorite college course? Statistics.  What’s prominently featured on your home or office wall? Motivational quotes. What modern technology innovation do you most appreciate? iPhone.  

What is your big idea?

It’s big, but still a secret!  

What change are you working on to effect in your profession or field? Transform the workforce, patient and family experiences.  What message do you want to send out into the world? Positive change can happen.

What title would you choose for the movie about your life? To Be Continued.  Who would you like to spend an evening with, in heaven? My grandmother.  What advice would you give your younger self? It’s not that serious.

Personal mission: To invest my time and resources in the next generation.  Personal motto: Live by faith and not by fear.

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