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Beverly Evans Smith

Beverly Evans Smith served as the 26th National President and CEO of Delta Sigma Theta (2017–2021). Daughter of Willa Mae (Dumas) and “Mr. Urban League” Louie Evans, Beverly was born in Massillon in 1948. She was the first Black student at St. Barbara’s Catholic School, and graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1966. She holds a BS in education from Bowling Green State University, and a master’s in education from Kent State University.

As an entrepreneur, Smith currently serves as senior vice-president of The HR Group Inc., a management consulting firm she has co-owned with her husband, Stephen. A long-term community volunteer, Smith served eight years as chair of the Cobb County Board of Elections & Registration and various community boards.

Among honors Smith has received are 2020 Georgia Outstanding Individual Award by Georgia General Assembly; UNCF Maya Angelou Women Who Lead award; 2018 Class of the Academy of Distinguished Alumni of Bowling Green State University; Lifetime Achievement Award from the St. Louis Urban League/Urban League Guild in 2017; and receipt of a U.S. Congressional Certificate of Special Recognition in 2017.


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