Lori Smudsky

Lori Smudsky

Company: Dynavax

Job title: Associate Director of Talent Acquisition


Lori Smudsky heads up TA at Dynavax Technologies as the Associate Director of Talent Acquisition, based out of Emeryville, CA. Lori has been in Talent Acquisition since 2012, jumping into a new industry by opening a small boutique agency and learning on the fly. She soon found biotech and fell in love with the industry. Lori has been on the agency side twice and industry side twice – helping to grow small companies and build out TA departments. Prior to launching this second half of life career, she worked in Public Relations in Food PR, for two of the biggest PR agencies in the world (that was super fun!).

Lori is a NY native who made her way West after getting a Bachelor’s at Ohio Wesleyan University and a Master’s from Northwestern University in journalism. The San Francisco Bay Area has been home for almost 35 years. She has two grown kids, an adorable but needy golden retriever and loves to cook, hike, read and go to any beach, anytime, anywhere.

Location: San Francisco Bay Area 

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/lorismudsky/

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