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Our Team


Virgil L. Smith, MS, CPC, DHL is the Principal Consultant of the Smith Edwards Group, LLC, a consulting and coaching firm that specializes in media and diversity and inclusion consulting. Smith started the firm in October 2015 after retiring from the Gannett Company, where he worked for 24 years as a president and publisher and corporate HR executive, focused on talent development, talent acquisition, talent management and diversity. Prior to joining Gannett, Smith spent 20 years with McClatchy Newspapers in Sacramento and Fresno, California. He counts hundreds of professionals he has assisted with managing and achieving their career and life goals. In addition the firm owns a driving school and real estate company.


Joann E. Smith, PhD, CNE, APHN-B, CPLC, CPC is a Nurse Consultant with Smith Edwards Group, LLC in Atlanta, Ga., providing health education, program development, professional and personal consulting to individuals, groups, and community-based organizations for the betterment of health care service delivery, and improvement of population health outcomes.  Former Chair of the Department of Nursing at Georgia Perimeter College, Atlanta, GA. Former Nurse Educator Program Coordinator and faculty member at Howard University in Washington, DC. Former nurse faculty member at Western Carolina University in Asheville, NC. Former nurse faculty member at Fresno State College. Former nurse faculty member at University of South Carolina, Spartanburg.


Kenya M. Edwards, MBA, CPC is an award-winning, results-oriented, driven accomplished executive with a solid reputation for mastering industry practices and driving multimillion dollar increases in revenue. Proven track record to identify and capitalize on opportunities for growth; leads strategic planning initiatives and serves as an innovative visionary. Recognized as a subject matter expert throughout the industry and offers over 18 years of experience with a focus on marketing, digital, advertiser integrated marketing promotions and sponsorships, public relations, search marketing efforts, and ad inventory systems management. Excels during complex challenges.


Kenya M. Edwards, is a REALTOR affiliated with PalmerHouse Properties.  Specializing in local home buying and selling for the greater Atlanta Metro Area.  My team focuses on supporting our clients through the home buying or selling process.  Our services include professional home buying/selling client service, knowledgeable market intelligence, effective negotiation, marketing services and much more.  There are many qualities and skills that go into being an excellent REALTOR - integrity, experience in-depth community knowledge, marketing savvy and high-quality professional network, all of which are hallmarks of how may team works.  Let's work together to fulfill your real estate goals.

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