Malena Smither, President
Malena Smither began working for a large staffing service in Houston, Texas in 1968, following a short bout as a teacher of physically challenged children. After 16 years in the industry, she moved to Chapel Hill and founded Smither & Associates, Inc., in 1983. She maintains a small, highly professional staff of caring associates who share her philosophy of service to clients, individual job seekers and the community at large. She is a long time member of many local civic organizations, including the Chapel Hill Chamber of Commerce. In her spare time, she is a painter and a breeder of champion Boxers.
Julie Christy, Staffing Associate
Julie was affiliated for many years with respected Chapel Hill real estate development company, Fitch Creations, Inc., handling client relations, sales and management responsibilities before joining Smither & Associates, Inc. in 2010. She is from Minnesota and lived in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin before relocating to Chapel Hill in 1987. Julie served honorably in the United States Coast Guard for several years in a search and rescue station in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Julie brings a wealth of knowledge in customer care, administration and contract negotiation – highly successful qualities in the staffing profession. Julie enjoys spending her free time with her husband and their children.