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Beverly E. Smith

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Profession

Category:
BusinessMakers
Occupation(s):
Management Chief Executive

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Purple, Red
Favorite Food:
Popcorn
Favorite Time of Year:
Fall
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Anywhere Warm
Favorite Quote:
None

Birthplace

Born:
4/12/1948
Birth Location:
Massillon, Ohio

Profession

Category:
BusinessMakers
Occupation(s):
Management Chief Executive

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Purple, Red
Favorite Food:
Popcorn
Favorite Time of Year:
Fall
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Anywhere Warm
Favorite Quote:
None

Birthplace

Born:
4/12/1948
Birth Location:
Massillon
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Biography

Co-owner and Senior Partner of The HR Group, Inc. of Marietta, Georgia, Beverly Ann Evans Smith was born April 12, 1948 in Massillon, Ohio to Louie Edward and Willimae Dumas Evans. After receiving her diploma from all girls Central Catholic High School, Canton, Ohio in 1966, she attended and graduated from Bowling Green State University in 1970 with a B.S. in education. Smith earned her M. Ed. degree in education in 1973 from Kent State University.

While still in graduate school, Smith taught high school speech and english for a year. From 1972 to 1974, she was Assistant Director for Student Financial Aid at Kent State University, and from 1974 to 1976, Smith worked as the Assistant Director, Upward Bound at Kent State. She was the Assistant Dean for Student Life for Georgia State University from 1976 to 1978. Smith worked as Manager of Business Services for Southern Bell Telephone Company from 1978 to 1983. From 1984 to 1996, she was employed by the Network Services Division of AT&T in Atlanta, Georgia, where she worked primarily as a District Manager in varied operations functions. From 1988 to 1990, Smith was a loaned executive from AT&T, serving as Executive Director for Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Upon her retirement in 1996, she and her husband established The HR Group, Inc. of Marietta, Georgia, a small business management consulting company with clients from Fortune 500 companies to small business organizations.

Smith regularly serves as a trainer and workshop facilitator in leadership development and strategic planning for non-profits and church groups. Her civic duties include being a member of the National Association of African Americans in Human Resources. Smith is Chair of Cobb County Georgia Board of Elections and Registration and a member of the Board of Directors of Chattahoochee Technical College. A member of Cobb Executive Women, Smith is a 1988 graduate of Leadership Cobb.

Smith is listed in Who’s Who Among Black Americans. Additionally, she is listed in Who’s Who in the South and Southeast and Who’s Who in the World.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 2 - Beverly E. Smith lists her favorites
  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Beverly E. Smith describes her mother's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Beverly E. Smith describes her family's road trips from Ohio to Louisiana
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Beverly E. Smith recalls her experience in kindergarten
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Beverly E. Smith talks about her maternal grandparents
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Beverly E. Smith talks about her relation to the author Alexandre Dumas
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Beverly E. Smith talks about her father's career and community service
  • Tape: 1 Story: 9 - Beverly E. Smith describes her father's family background, pt. 1
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Beverly E. Smith describes her father's family background, pt. 2
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Beverly E. Smith recalls her father's stories of race relations in Georgia
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Beverly E. Smith talks about her father's autobiography
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Beverly E. Smith describes how her parents met
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Beverly E. Smith lists her siblings
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Beverly E. Smith describes her earliest childhood memories
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Beverly E. Smith recalls integrating her neighborhood and school in Massillon, Ohio
  • Tape: 2 Story: 8 - Beverly E. Smith describes her community in Massillon, Ohio
  • Tape: 2 Story: 9 - Beverly E. Smith describes the sights and smells of her childhood
  • Tape: 2 Story: 10 - Beverly E. Smith remembers St. Barbara's Catholic School in Massillon, Ohio
  • Tape: 2 Story: 11 - Beverly E. Smith recalls her personality and aspirations as a young girl
  • Tape: 2 Story: 12 - Beverly E. Smith talks about her family
  • Tape: 2 Story: 13 - Beverly E. Smith recalls her high school experiences
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Beverly E. Smith recalls the civil rights era
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Beverly E. Smith describes her extracurricular involvement in college
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Beverly E. Smith recalls the shootings at Kent State University in 1970
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Beverly E. Smith describes her leadership of Bowling Green State University
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Beverly E. Smith reflects upon her education and career
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Beverly E. Smith describes her work as a consultant
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Beverly E. Smith recalls attending graduate school in university administration
  • Tape: 3 Story: 8 - Beverly E. Smith describes her career at Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Company
  • Tape: 3 Story: 9 - Beverly E. Smith recalls her directorship of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
  • Tape: 3 Story: 10 - Beverly E. Smith recalls leaving BellSouth Corporation to found a consulting firm
  • Tape: 3 Story: 11 - Beverly E. Smith describes her experience of racial discrimination in Corporate America
  • Tape: 3 Story: 12 - Beverly E. Smith describes her career plans
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Beverly E. Smith reflects upon her career
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Beverly E. Smith describes her hopes and concerns for the African American community
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Beverly E. Smith reflects upon the Civil Rights Movement, education and affirmative action
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Beverly E. Smith describes the role of religion in the African American community
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Beverly E. Smith reflects upon her life
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Beverly E. Smith describes how she would like to be remembered
  • Tape: 4 Story: 7 - Beverly E. Smith shares a message for her children
  • Tape: 4 Story: 8 - Beverly E. Smith reflects upon the importance of history
  • Tape: 4 Story: 9 - Beverly E. Smith reflects upon her legacy
  • Tape: 4 Story: 10 - Beverly E. Smith talks about her family
  • Tape: 5 Story: 1 - Beverly E. Smith narrates her photographs