"A Vision and Voice

Serving the People"



Deidra Harper, a local Knoxville native, is an entrepreneur Co-Owning Elite Facility Maintenance and a Freelancer who focuses on Graphic Design. She’s also the public relations director and Co-Founder of TENSE Summit, TENSE, which  stands for Teaching to Eliminate Negative Stereotypes through Education, is a group of business owners and other professionals dedicated to empowering and educating youth. TENSE Summit has served more than 1000 at-risk youth and raised thousands of dollars to fund scholarships and school supplies. Deidra is also Co-Founder of The Women LLC and The Women Foundation, which focuses on creating avenues to financing small Black business expansions and start-ups through crowdsourcing, community funding, and real estate investment. She is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She serves on the boards of Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum as well as the Greater Knox County Black Chamber of Commerce. As a Knox.Biz 40 under 40, Deidra is embracing her title of business woman and active community leader, focusing on bringing effective change and leadership to District 6 and the entire City of Knoxville.