Myasha "mya" Smith-edmonds
Myasha L. Smith, a native of Houston, Texas, is the first female African-American Next Generation McDonald’s owner/operator and Board Member in the Indianapolis region; earning the nomination of Trailblazer for the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO Indianapolis) and recipient of the Galore "Distinction Award".
At 13, Smith began working at her father’s McDonald’s where she developed her strong work ethic, accountability, discipline and focus. Smith graduated Magna Cum Laude from University of Houston with a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and minor in African-American Studies. Smith went on to become a Certified Public Accountant completing her internship at Deloitte & Touche; one of the largest accounting firms in the world.
During her career development years, Smith earned various awards with KCOH Radio Station and numerous more as an Independent Business Owner with Ameriplan USA. Committed to helping others build their businesses utilizing biblical principles, Smith was awarded the honor of becoming the youngest National Sales Director and earned the privilege of speaking on several panels during the yearly Ameriplan National Conventions.
In 2008, Smith embarked on her ultimate dream; following in her father’s footsteps and becoming a successful McDonald’s Owner. During her required 2-5 year program, which she completed with highest honors on every level, she became a General Manager and was awarded the Ray Kroc Award; given to the top 1% performers in the McDonald’s system.
Smith is grateful, and is inspired to continue to be a blessing to others and the Kingdom of God. She is a public speaker and has a genuine heart and special love for children; coordinating community give-a-ways with local businesses and avidly supporting empowerment youth programs like Ladies of Great Purpose and the Positive Black Male Association “Reaching Youth Everywhere RYE Program”.
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