National President & Chief Executive Officer
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Beverly Evans Smith credits her father with instilling in her the belief that once you put your mind to something, you can overcome challenges and achieve your goals. Throughout her career, she has achieved multiple goals. Having worked at major companies and institutions such as AT&T and Technical College System of Georgia, she has held positions in four sectors: corporate, education, government, and nonprofit.
Smith is the senior vice president for The HR Group Inc., a management consulting firm she has co-owned with her husband, Stephen, for 30 years. She also is the national president and CEO of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., one of the world’s largest Black female-owned nonprofit organizations, with chapters in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, and North America. Since its founding in 1913, the group has initiated more than 350,000 women as members.
As she nears the end of her four-year term, which started in 2017, Smith reflects on her administration. In addition to strengthening the group’s organizational health, she focused on growing the group’s financial assets, increasing membership, and strengthening the brand “not only as a sisterhood, but also as the $40 million nonprofit corporation that we are,” she says. “We’ve also worked actively in leadership for voter rights/education and against voter suppression and collaborated with 12 other Black women’s national organizations to successfully show the power of our combined voices to make election history.”
Smith understands and respects the power of organizations like Delta Sigma Theta. “As an organization, Delta has leaders and influencers in every segment of this country and some internationally. There is power in our voice and it has made a significant difference in the progression of this country,” she shares.
Smith and her husband, have been married for 50 years. They have two married children and five grandchildren.