Executive vice president and chief human resources officer at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company, Ciara Smyth was born in Dublin. Upon graduation from University College Dublin and the University of Essex in England, in 1994 Smyth emigrated to the U.S.
“I had the privilege for the past 10 years of working for an indigenous Irish company which has successfully established itself in the U.S. and globally,” says Smyth.
Smyth, who visits Ireland six times a year for work and pleasure, says that her Irish heritage is of paramount importance, and has added to her success.
“I also feel I am a product of Ireland and that my professional success has been made possible because of the education and upbringing I received in Ireland,” she says.
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