City Consultant

Tena is owner and operator of King’s Olive Oil Company, located in Gadsden, Alabama.  Prior to King’s Olive Oil, she worked in higher education and the nonprofit sector.  She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science, a Master’s Degree in Secondary Education, a Master’s Degree in Agency Counseling, all of which are from Jacksonville State University.  She completed coursework for an Educational Doctorate in Higher Education Administration from The University of Alabama.  She is a trainer for Jon Schallert’s Destination Creation Course which allows her the opportunity to train business leaders on the process of turning a business, downtown, or small town into a destination place. She is also a certified John Maxwell Leadership coach/ speaker.

In her community, she is active with United Way where she served as President of the Board of Directors in 2019 and 2020 and currently serves on the Executive Committee. She is also active with Etowah County Chamber of Commerce where she served as President of the Board of Directors in 2019 and currently is on the Board of Directors. Currently, she serves a President of Etowah C.A.R.E.S. She has a passion for people in small communities and helping them to improve their community, one business at a time.

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