Carrie Perrien Smith, MBA is a training, communication, and publishing industry veteran. Her corporate career spanned 15 years, split between Texas Instruments and Walmart Stores, Inc.
She founded her Rogers, Arkansas-based company, Soar with Eagles, in 2003. She provides marketing, communication, branding, and publishing consulting services that help clients brand themselves as experts in their industry.
Carrie is the author of Currency: Striking Networking Gold in a Relationship Economy (2008) and the recently-released book Like You Own It: Breakthrough Strategies in Confident Living (2016).
Click here to read Carrie’s extensive volunteer leadership résumé.
Her volunteer leadership experience includes serving the NWA chapter of the American Society for Training and Development, Toastmasters International, Bryan College Advisory Board, SCORE (Counselors to America’s Small Business), Creative Referral Network, Benton County Republican Women, the Cancer Challenge, National Speakers Association’s Oklahoma chapter, Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Benton County, and Women in Networking.
She most enjoys mentoring emerging leaders and business owners. A grateful woman of faith, Carrie uses her volunteer service to honor and serve God.
Carrie was raised in a traditional family of small business owners in Sapulpa, OK. She spent seven years in Dallas before settling in Rogers in 1993. She has lived in Benton County District 5 for a total of fifteen years. Her daughter Darcie grew up attending Rogers schools and works as a certified nursing assistant. Darcie lives in Fayetteville with her husband Kyle and has a son named Robert.
Carrie’s husband Tom is a 35-year Walmart associate who bleeds Walmart blue. In their free time, they enjoy performing with their bands. They also enjoy listening to live music, whether it is a local band at a local club or outdoor festival or a world-famous band playing at the Arkansas Music Pavilion.
She holds an MBA with an emphasis in Leadership and Ethics from John Brown University. She and Tom live in northwest Rogers. They are empty nesters who share her home with their rescued and now hopelessly spoiled fur children, Chloe Needletoes and Midgieboy.