|Maxine Hernandez Smith|
Maxine Hernandez Smith was graduated from ETSU in December 1978 with a bachelor of science in Mass Communications. While attending ETSU, she was active in feature and golf writing for the East Tennessean and an officer in the Max Marshall PRSSA chapter. Now she is a freelance marketing and public relations professional and is co-owner with her husband of Southeastern Air Services Inc. on St. Simons Island, Ga. She has served most of her career as public relations and special events manager and assistant director of marketing for Jekyll Island Authority. In addition, Smith serves on the board of directors of Georgia Southern University and the Public Relations Advisory Board for the Foundation for the Georgia Aviation Technical College.