Sean Smith a realtor with Smith Property Partners, Keller Williams Realty, has been named the American Heart Association Chattanooga 2023 Leaders of Impact winner for their work in driving equitable health in Chattanooga.
Over the course of seven weeks, Mr. Smith participated in a blind fundraising competition against
seven other Chattanooga professionals. Mr. Smith was named the 2023 Leaders of Impact winner
after raising the most funds.
“I participated due to my own personal experience having had a stroke in 2015.
I wanted to
find a way to give back as a survivor to an organization that has impact towards stroke and
heart attacks,” said Mr. Smith.
"The American Heart Association has invested in community health, innovative research and bold initiatives that save and improve lives," officials said. "Funds raised through Leaders of Impact will support the Association’s 2024 Impact Goal, which aims to advance cardiovascular health for all including identifying and removing barriers to health care access and quality. In Hamilton County the Association is specifically focused on hypertension control and nutrition security."
Leaders of Impact launched on Sept. 29, World Heart Day in 150 cities across the nation and
culminated on Nov. 15, National Philanthropy Day. Each nominee’s participation focused on
opportunities to be a changemaker with a shared purpose to raise the critical awareness,
action and fund the mission of the American Heart Association.
Others local nominees included:
• Tony Breazeale, MSi Workforce;
• John Clevenger, P&C Construction;
• Nicole Coffey, Renewal;
• Brenden Koon, PE RaganSmith;
• Cora LeSar, Alchemy MedSpa;
• Chelsea O’Shields, HHM; and
• Evan Sharber, Miller & Martin.
Leaders of Impact is held annually as a part of the Chattanooga Heart Ball. The Chattanooga
Heart Ball will be held on Feb. 24, 2024 at The Chattanoogan. This year’s event chairs are Dr.
Christopher and Tracie LeSar.
For more information about Leaders of Impact and a list of all the 2023 nominees, visit