National President & CEO
Beverly E. Smith
National President & CEO
Beverly Evans Smith is the 2017-2019 National President & CEO for Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., one of the nation’s largest minority female-owned and operated public service non-profits. She also served as the organization’s National First Vice President, National Secretary and was previously employed as Delta Sigma Theta’s Executive Director.
Smith recently retired from the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) as the Assistant Commissioner and Georgia State Director for Adult Education and GED Testing. In this role she provided adult education training programs for an average of 69,000 Georgia citizens annually with a staff of over 1200 educators and support staff at 450 sites across the state. She was also responsible for the administration of all Georgia GED testing and supported local literacy action groups throughout the state. In addition, Smith served as 2015-17 Chair of the National Association of State Directors’ of Adult Education and has testified before the U.S. Senate HELP Committee representing the issues faced by adults with literacy challenges.
As an entrepreneur, Smith is also senior vice-president of The HR Group Inc., a management consulting firm she’s co-owned with her husband, Stephen, for 28 years. As a corporate manager, Smith spent 18 years in leadership positions with AT&T (Southern Bell) and has experience in the areas of strategic planning; organizational effectiveness; operations redesign and restructure; financial management; and human resources.
Smith is currently a member of the Board of Directors for the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) and the Delta Research and Education Foundation (DREF). A long-term community volunteer, Smith served eight years as the Chair of the Cobb County Board of Elections & Registration and on varied community boards including the Atlanta Area Council-Boy Scouts of America, the Cobb County United Way and Girls, Incorporated. She has been a Co-Chair for Leadership Cobb, as well as served on the Board of Directors for Chattahoochee Technical College and the Alumni Board of Directors for Bowling Green State University (Ohio) where she chaired its Strategic Planning committee.
A recipient of numerous honors and awards, Smith was recognized as a NW Georgia YWCA Woman of Achievement and has been listed in both Who’s Who Among African Americans and Who’s Who in the Southeast. In 2006, she was named a “History Maker” by The HistoryMakers (thehistorymakers.com), a national African-American historical registry which is housed in United States Library of Congress. Smith was named to the Bowling Green State University 2018 Class of the Academy of Distinguished Alumni, honored by the St. Louis Urban League/Urban League Guild with a Lifetime Achievement Award and was recognized as an Outstanding Georgia Citizen by the Office of the Secretary of State. She also received a U.S. Congressional Certificate of Special Recognition. Smith has also received keys and proclamations from cities/states across the country.
Beverly and her husband, Stephen, have been married for forty-seven years. The Smiths have two married children: son Brian (Rashan Ali) Smith, daughter Stacy (Dr. Jason) Frazier, and five grandchildren.