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Harry Smith '64, Chair

Harry Smith graduated from the University of North Alabama in 1964, where he majored in Accounting with a minor in Economics. Smith worked in the Shoals area for sixteen years as a public accountant before moving with his wife and daughter to Memphis, Tennessee, where he now resides. Harry taught several classes in the College of Business while working as a CPA in Florence and found the experience of giving back to his alma mater incomparable. Smith served as President of the National Alumni Association.

Harry is presently semi-retired, though he and a business partner continue to develop 448 acres near Memphis. In years past, he was Owner, Chair and CEO of Schilling Companies, Inc., which owned and operated several companies dealing in real estate, HVAC, trucking, automobile sales and auto part industry. In 2006, Smith was inducted into the Memphis Society of Entrepreneurs. In 2010, he became Folgeman College’s Executive-in-Residence at the University of Memphis, where he teaches classes, gives lectures and mentors business students. Smith has also been awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Union University in Jackson, TN. Smith is a member of the UNA President’s Cabinet.