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Harry Smith

Retired Chairman and CEO, Shilling Enterprises

Harry Smith started a paper route at the age of 9 that continued into his early college years. He became a CPA in 1967. His years in public accounting prepared him for his life-changing career move to the Schilling Companies, Inc. as he assumed the role of Chairman and CEO of the 1000-person company. This was the holding company for the real estate and automotive divisions. He also owned, in partnership with Boyle Investment Company, Schilling Farms, a 448-acre planned business development in Collierville, Tennessee. Over the past 35 years, Harry has been involved in a number of businesses which include automotive parts, industrial engines, heating and cooling distribution, and over ten different automobile dealerships of all makes and models. He has served on the Ford Motor Company Governmental Affairs Committee and the Ford Consumer Appeals Board. In January 2003, he was recognized as the Time-Life Quality Award Dealer for the State of Tennessee

The real measurement of Harry lies in his involvement in the non-profit community of the Memphis area. He has been involved in over 30 boards and managing committees in the area, including Baptist Healthcare Systems, Baptist College of Health Sciences Board, University of Memphis Foundation, Board of Visitors, Union University, Church Health, and Collierville Chamber of Commerce, just to name a few.


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