Peggy Smith-McAlister is the general manager of the Boys and; Rusk County Girls Club in Henderson, Texas | Visit Tyler Texas
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Peggy Smith-McAlister is the general manager of the Boys and; Girls Club of Rusk County in Henderson, Texas, a position she has held for 16 years. Peggy graduated from Henderson High School and earned a BS in Business Administration from Texas College in 2003.
She began her career at the Boys and Girls Club of Rusk County in 2005 growing the organization to serve over 1,500 youth and growing the organization from one club to five clubs and a budget of $250,000. with a budget of $750,000.00 in 2020.
Peggy is also a Fellow of the Global Institute of Leadership Development, Stanford University Nonprofit Management Institute and a graduate of the BGCA Advanced Leadership Program. Peggy is a Learning Coach and Level 1 National Trainer for BGCA. Deeply committed to her community, she is a member of the Henderson Leadership Class of 2008 and Rusk County Chamber of Commerce Louise Jacks Woman of the Year 2007.
She also received the Rusk County 2013 Female Dr. Martin Luther King Humanitarian Award. Peggy is a board member of several local non-profit organizations including Cultural Arts Social Club (Chair), Henderson Independent School District Innovation Committee, Rusk County Black History (Treasurer) Community Development Corporation and Campground Cemetery (Chair).
Professionally, Peggy is a member of the National Board of the National Boys and; Girls Club Professional Association and is secretary of the Northeast Texas Professional Association within Boys & Girls Clubs of America; she was named the 2015 Southwest Region Contributor to the Profession award. His collaborations with various local organizations in Rusk County have led to innovative initiatives for his local clubs.
Peggy is also an honored member of the Stanford Who’s Who Black Book. Inclusion is limited to individuals who have demonstrated outstanding leadership or achievement in their profession, industry or profession. Member of Phi Sigma Pi and the National Leadership and Success Society.
A lifelong resident of Rusk County, Peggy Smith-McAlister is married to Randy McAlister and has six adult children and five grandchildren. She is a member of Arlem Grove Baptist Church, where she serves as church secretary.
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