March 28, 2012 – Executive recruiting firm B.E. Smith has added Laurie Gehrt to its interim leadership and consulting solutions divisions as senior vice president. Ms. Gehrt's responsibilities include new service development and expansion into new markets, as well as service quality and client/employee satisfaction. Prior to joining B. E. Smith, Ms. Gehrt was chief nursing officer for Cerner's U.S. consulting division, where she led 220 consultants nationwide. “A collaborative communicator with significant experience devising strategic solutions for healthcare organizations, Laurie has a track record of growing these businesses by recommending innovative solutions that deliver sustainable results,” said Tim Morgan, chief operating officer of B. E. Smith. Founded in 1978, B. E. Smith is a full-service leadership solutions firm for healthcare providers.