Longtime Apple HR executive Denise Young Smith leaving company

Denise Young Smith is leaving Apple after two decades at the company.

Denise Young Smith, Apple's former HR chief and current head of diversity, plans to leave the company at year's end. She's been at the company since 1997.

Why it matters: Smith has been at Apple for two decades and is one of only a couple high-profile women of color at the company, along with former EPA administrator Lisa Jackson.