Congratulations to one of our very own, Hillari Smithson, who is representing Parsons, Tennessee, as she competes for the opportunity to be crowned Miss Tennessee. She graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a Bachelors degree in Finance.
A Business Development Officer for Ascend Federal Credit Union, Hillari adopts the platform of the FUNdamentals of Finance, educating Tennessee’s youth and hopes to encourage decision makers to include financial literacy in K-12 curriculum across the state. Hillari has performed over 65 financial education seminars that have targeted over 2,000 attendees of all ages.
A career-driven young woman, Hillari is an active member of several chamber and nonprofit organizations state-wide and is an Ambassador with the Manchester Chamber. Hillari also serves as the Coffee County Young Professionals Vice- President and Leadership Development Chair. A passionate advocate for both Tullahoma and Manchester, she strongly abides by the purpose of CCYP – To connect, unite, and further develop young professionals into the best generation of leaders, knowing that when leaders are empowered, their community benefits most.
Good luck, Hillari! Your community will be cheering you on!