Peggy Smith-McAlister is the Chief Executive Officer of the Boys and; Girls Club of Rusk County in Henderson, Texas

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Peggy Smith-McAlister is the Chief Executive Officer of the Boys and; Girls Club of Rusk County in Henderson, Texas, a position she has held for 16 years. Peggy is a graduate of Henderson High School and earned a BS in Business Administration from Texas College in 2003.

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She began her career in the Boys and Girls Club of Rusk County in 2005 growing the organization to serve over 1500 youth and growing the organization from one club to five clubs and from a $250,000 budget to a $750,000.00 budget in 2020.

Peggy is also a scholarship recipient of the Global Institute of Leadership Development, the Stanford University Nonprofit Management Institute, and a graduate of the BGCA Advanced Leadership Program. Peggy is a Learning Coach and a National Tier 1 Trainer for BGCA. Deeply committed to her community she is a member of the Leadership Henderson Class of 2008 and the 2007 Rusk County Chamber of Commerce Louise Jacks Woman of the Year.

She also received the Rusk County 2013 Female Dr. Martin Luther King Humanitarian Award. Peggy serves as a board member for several local non-profit agencies including Cultural Arts Social Club (President), Henderson Independent School District Innovation Committee, Rusk County Black History (Treasurer) Community Development Corporation, and Campground Cemetery (President).

Professionally, Peggy serves as a national board member of the National Boys and; Girls Club Professional Association and serves as secretary of Northeast Texa Professional Association within, Boys & Girls Clubs of America; she was named the 2015 Southwest Region Contributor to the Profession award. Her collaborations with a variety of local Rusk County organizations have led to innovative initiatives for her local clubs.

Peggy is also an honored member of Stanford Who’s Who Black Book. Inclusion is limited to those individuals who have demonstrated outstanding leadership or achievement in their Occupation, Industry, or Profession. A member of Phi Sigma Pi and The National Society of Leadership and Success.

A lifetime 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 the church secretary.

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