Patricia Malone-Smith

Vice Chair, Programs

Patricia Malone Smith is the Director of Corporate Relations for the Urban League of Middle TN, where she is responsible for overseeing the workforce corporate interactions with external stakeholders, corporate engagement, volunteers, growth and  stewarding corporate partners to participate in the Urban League Advancing Workforce Equity Initiative.

Malone Smith previously oversaw the Workforce Development Department at the Urban League of Middle Tennessee.  Where she provided assistance to individuals through the second chance program, and assisted individuals to obtain a livable wage and sustainable employment. 

Malone Smith formerly oversaw the Workforce Development Program for Thistle Farms.  Malone-Smith has worked in various roles to include working for the State of Ohio for 17 years, in numerous departments to include Human Resources, Small and Minority Business, Community Block Grants, Training and development. Executive Director for two school districts, Assistant Center Director at FiftyForward Bordeaux and she’s held various Human Resource positions across industries.  

Malone-Smith served in the Air National Guard for six years, and she holds a Master of Science Degree in Administration (with a specified focus in Human Resource Management) from Central Michigan University; a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Development from Wilberforce University; an associate of liberal arts degree from Columbus State Community College; a Certified Business Advisor License from the University of Toledo, a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace Certificate from the University of South Florida Muma College of Business and she is a Certified Leadership Coach with the John Maxwell team. 

Malone Smith currently serves as the Executive Director for Greater Love Kingdom Building Church, Immediate Past President for the National Hook-up of Black Women Nashville Chapter, the National Secretary for the National Hook-up of Black Women Inc., 1st Vice President of Programs for the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc., Metro Nashville Chapter, President of Urban League Guild of Middle TN., Vice President of Nashville Cable Programs, and President of Tennessee Correctional Education Association, Café Momentum Board Secretary, NAACP Executive Board, KYB Leadership Academy VP of Fund Development, Advisory Committee member for Project SEARCH and Rebuilding Together Nashville.

Past board and community commitments include, Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence, Survivor Empowerment Foundation, Workforce Development Advisory Board, Martha O’Bryan Center and Northwest Family YMCA Board.

Malone Smith received the 2019 Dr. Katherine Brown (KYP) Caregivers Award, Nashville Cable 2022 Civic Outreach Award and nominated for the 2019 Power Moves, Community Advocacy Award.  

Malone-Smith co-authored Seven Paths, One Destination: Memoirs of Hope, Purpose, And Success. 

Malone-Smith is active throughout Middle Tennessee, advocating for women, children, and the elderly. She is extremely passionate about impacting lives and creating a smile wherever she goes! She has a daughter, Marquelle Robinson Johnson, and is married to Jeffrey Smith