Robin Smith Appointed To Economic Council On Women

Monday, September 16, 2013

Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey (R-Blountville) and Speaker Beth Harwell (R-Nashville) on Monday appointed Robin Smith of Hixson to the Tennessee Economic Council on Women.

"Robin Smith is the kind of strong conservative woman who can serve as a true role model for all women in Tennessee," said Lt. Governor Ramsey. "A skilled advocate for free markets and economic growth, I look forward to her ideas on how to use the council to empower our state’s women economically.”

“Robin Smith has been a passionate advocate for women’s economic advancement in our state for years,” said Speaker Harwell. “I am excited that she has agreed to serve to further the economic betterment of women, children and families in Tennessee.”

Ms. Smith graduated from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville with a degree in nursing and is certified in project management through Stanford University.

Ms. Smith served as the chairman of the Tennessee Republican Party from 2007 to 2009. During her tenure, Tennessee Republicans gained majorities in both houses of the General Assembly for the first time since Reconstruction.

A former Tennessee Human Rights Commissioner, Ms. Smith currently serves on a variety of boards and writes a weekly column for the Chattanooga Times Free Press. Ms. Smith is founder and head of Rivers Edge Alliance, a management and consulting firm and is currently a partner in SmithWaterhouse Strategies, a public affairs and public relations agency.

"I'm grateful to Lt. Governor Ramsey for offering me the opportunity to serve our state," said Ms. Smith. "I look forward to working on behalf of women across the grand divisions of Tennessee to promote free market, pro-growth policies that lead to economic empowerment for women."

The Tennessee Economic Council on Women is a state agency created under TCA § 4-50-100 in 1998 to assess economic status of Tennessee women. The Council's mission is to develop and advocate for solutions to help women achieve financial independence and economic autonomy.

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