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Tequila Smith, a two-time UAB graduate and a member of the School of Engineering’s Advisory Board, was recently promoted to vice president of Charitable Giving at Alabama Power. In her new position, Smith will lead the company’s philanthropic, volunteerism and community support initiatives.

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“I am honored to serve as Alabama Power Foundation president and vice president of Charitable Giving,” Smith said. “For more than 30 years, the foundation has supported Alabama communities through charitable giving and strategic initiatives. I’m looking forward to working with our team and nonprofit partners across the state, as together, we work to elevate Alabama.”

Smith graduated from the School of Engineering with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. She went on to earn an MBA from UAB’s Collat School of Business. In 2019, she added a master’s degree in communication studies from the University of Alabama.

“Tequila has been a great friend to the School of Engineering since her time here as a student,” said SOE Dean Jeff Holmes, M.D., Ph.D. “As an alumna and member of our SOE Advisory Board, she has been a forceful advocate for our students and for the scholarships, mentoring and tutoring that play a critical role in their success.”

Read more at Alabama News Center.