Deidra Harper, a local Knoxville native, is an entrepreneur owning Elite Facility Maintenance and a Freelancer who focuses on Graphic Design. She’s also the public relations director for TENSE Summit, TENSE stands for Teaching to Eliminate Negative Stereotypes through Education,is a group of business owners and other professionals dedicated to empowering and educating youth. She’s helped raise more than $10,000 for college scholarships. She’s also a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She also serves on the boards of Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum as well as the Greater Knox County Chamber of Commerce. Harper is embracing her title of business woman and active community leader, focusing on bringing effective change to East Knoxville.