Please feel free to email any officer with your questions or give Pam Fink a call at 706-258-2432.

Kimberly Miller


Kimberly Miller is the Coordinator of Community Outreach for the University of North Georgia’s Blue Ridge Campus. In this role Kimberly encourages partnerships between the Blue Ridge campus and businesses and civic groups as well as alumni and friends that benefit the students from our local counties. Kimberly serves as an Ambassador for the Towns, Union and Fannin County Chambers of Commerce. Currently she is the President Elect of the Towns County Chamber of Commerce. Kimberly was recognized as the 2018 Ambassador of the Year for Fannin County. In addition to working with three chambers of commerce Kimberly is the President of Tri-State Business Women, Chair of the Blairsville Scottish Festival and Highland Games and a member of Mountain Networking Referral Group.

A native of Nashville, Tennessee Kimberly received her Bachelor of Science degree from Belmont University and her Master of Education degree in Higher Education Administration from Vanderbilt University. She is a 2016 graduate of Leadership Union and a 2010 graduate of Leadership Lumpkin. Kimberly is married to Gary Miller, owner of McKinney Heating and Air Conditioning. Family includes his three children and three grandchildren, her two devoted nephews and their five children. Kimberly is a very active member of Christ the King Anglican Church And…in her spare time she is enjoys gardening and cooking.

Kathy Davis

   Vice President

Kathy Davis serves as chairman of the board of Georgia Mountain Pregnancy Center
Serves on the board of Union County anti-drug coalition, has been a member of Tri-state Business Women for three years, served for two years as Member at Large on the board of Tri-State and is currently serving as vice chair on the board of Tri-state Business Women

Starr Glisson


Hi, my name is Starr Glisson and I am a mortgage professional with over 30 years of experience in the mortgage industry.  My experience has allowed me to contribute in every aspect of mortgages from processing to foreclosure.  Heading the closing and funding department for a national mortgage lender gives me the knowledge to help the customer up until the last step in buying their home at the closing table.

As an approachable, organized lending professional I am committed to making sure the entire mortgage process is handled in a professional manner. I bring an extensive knowledge of loan products, processing and regulatory guidelines.

My belief is that a mortgage is not just a transaction. The process in obtaining a mortgage is about building relationships and helping our customers achieve their home goals. The financial aspects of home buying can be overwhelming, but they don’t have to be, not with a trained, caring professional like me in your corner.

Judy Muir


Judy grew up in New Jersey and upon graduating from East Stroudsburg University in PA, she moved to Florida to pursue a teaching career. She taught for several years and then managed several travel agencies over the next 20 years.

Judy moved to GA in 1993 and has spent the last 14 years working as a bookkeeper for a local accounting and tax preparation company. She has been an active member of the Tri-State Business Women since its inception, currently serving as their Treasurer. She is also the Treasurer for the Blairsville Scottish Festival and Highland Games and Secretary for Habitat for Humanity Towns/Union.

Paula Padgett

   Past President

Paula Padgett is owner of Alpha Drug Testing Services, LLC in Blairsville, Georgia, providing Workplace and Individual Drug & Alcohol Testing, DNA Paternity & Relationship Testing, and Background Check services. As a Drug Test Consultant, Paula can also assist companies with creating a company policy and implementing a Drug Free Workplace Program.
Paula is a graduate of the State University of West Georgia. She was employed for over 25 years with the UICI companies and served as Vice President in their Georgia and Oklahoma City divisions.

Paula is actively involved in the local communities and previously served on the Board of Directors of the Towns & Union Counties Habitat for Humanity affiliate. She is the Past President of Tri-State Business Women, and is also involved with the Union County Family Connection, the Union County Anti-Drug Coalition, and the Southern Highlands Employer Committee.

Erin Schmitt

   Member at Large

Erin Schmitt, owner of Virtually Yours Admin by Erin. Erin moved to Blairsville in the Summer of 2016 with her husband and three of her children from New Jersey. They enjoy exploring the area and everything the area has to offer.

Her business specializes in offering virtual executive assistance as well as administrative and legal office support. Erin primarily works with solo attorneys, small law firms and entrepreneurs.  Virtually Yours Admin by Erin provides support with many tasks such as calendar management, email management, cloud-based filing, e-filing with various courts and case management.

Erin truly loves to assist others in growing their businesses and giving them more time in their lives.

Vicki Franklin

   Member at Large

Vicki is the Volunteer Coordinator for Support in Abusive Family Emergencies Inc. She along with her husband Larry are natives of the North Georgia mountains, and currently reside in Blairsville Ga. Together they have four adult children, and thirteen grandchildren.

Her organization, S.A.F.E. Is a Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Advocacy program serving Towns and Union Counties since 1987 which provides support, advocacy and emergency shelter to victims of abuse, and maintains a 24 hour crisis line.

Vicki’s role as Volunteer Coordinator is to recruit and manage volunteers to work within the many programs offered by S.A.F.E. and to provide community awareness of these programs and services.

Vicki is an active member of the community and her church, and enjoys helping others whenever possible. She also loves spending time with her family, and working her sideline Tupperware business.