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Stephen B. Smith

Mr. Smith is Chairman of the Board of Haury & Smith Contractors. Inc. He resides on a farm in Williamson County, where he raises cattle and Tennessee Walking Horses. Mr. Smith is very involved in community affairs, having served on numerous civic and business boards. In conjunction with his business activities, he served on the Metropolitan Nashville Planning Commission, the Regional Transit Authority, and was both member and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Metropolitan Nashville Parks and Recreation. He served on the Advisory Board of First Union National Bank, the Board of Directors of Franklin Road Academy, and the Board of Directors of the Federal Home loan Bank of Cincinnati. In 2007, he was awarded the MS Hope Award by the National MS Society Mid South Chapter, and he served as a member of the MS Society's Board of Directors.  He currently serves on the Board of Directors at Capstar Bank.

He is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU), where he earned three letters on the varsity baseball team, winning the Ohio Valley Conference Championship in 1976. In 2010, he was awarded the MTSU College of Business highest honor with the Jennings Jones Champion of Free Enterprise Award. He served on the Board of Directors of the Blue Raider Athletic Association, is on the President's Council, chaired the recent search committee naming the new Athletic Director, and was inducted into the Blue Raider Sports Hall of Fame in 2004. He successfully spearheaded the effort to raise $5 million to build a new world-class baseball facility named after his father, Reese Smith, Jr., at MTSU.

Family and sports have always been an over-riding passion in Mr. Smith's life and his fondest memories are of 40 years of baseball, as a player and a coach, including more than 14 years spent coaching his two sons. Another passion of Mr. Smith's is horses. He has served both on the Board of Directors and as a two-term president of the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders and Exhibitors Association. He served on the Advisory Board of the Walking Horse National Celebration, and was the chairman of the National Horse Show Commission. As a rider, he has won 10 World Championships, culminating in 1982 as the Amateur World Grand Champion. He was inducted into the Tennessee Walking Horse Hall of Fame in 2001.

Always involved in politics, from local city and county races to state and national elections, he served as national finance co-chair for Lamar Alexander's Presidential campaigns. He also achieved the level of Super Ranger (one of three in Tennessee) in President Bush's 2004 campaign. He was the national finance chairman for former-Senate Majority leader Bill Frist's leadership political action committee, VOLPAC and the finance chairman for Alexander for Senate 2008.