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Tieshka K. Smith


Tieshka K. Smith, American writer.


Smith, Tieshka K. was born on September 15, 1972 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Daughter of Benjamin and Earnestine Smith.


Graduate, Northwestern University, 1994. Master of Business Administration in Project Management, 2002.


Curatorial assistant Dusable Museum, Chicago, 1992-1994. From program associate to program coordinator Council Adult/Experimental Learning, 1994-1998. Principal, Chief Executive Officer TKS Writing Group, Inc., St. Louis, 1998—2000.

Site coordinator Team Sweep Program, 2000—2001. Grant writer and development coordinator Provident Counseling, since 2002. Development director Infinity Plus, Inc., Chicago, since 1998.


Board directors Martin Luther King Community Center Collaborative Board, St. Louis, since 1999, Benton Park West Neighborhood Association, St. Louis, 1999. Volunteer Shaw Neighborhood Improvement Association, St. Louis, 1999. Member West End Concerned Neighbors.

Member of Project Management Institute, American Association Public Administrators, National Writers Union, National Black Master of Business Administration Association.


  • Other Interests

    Reading, cooking, art, music.


Married Russell Cook III. Children: Geneva Elise, Alexa Janelle.