Real Estate Agent and Community Leader in Nashville
About Charita Upkins
The former Executive Director of My Sister’s Keeper Collegiate mentorship programs for young women, Charita Upkins has served as a role model by achieving her own goals. She graduated from the School of Advertising at the University of Tennessee, earning a BS in communications. After completing her studies, Charita Upkins competed three times in her state’s beauty pageant, ultimately victorious in 1990, when she was crowned as the first African-American Miss Tennessee USA. Later that year, she placed in the top 10 in the 1990 Miss USA pageant.
Recently making a career transition from a pharmaceutical / medical sales representative to a real estate agent, Charita Upkins joined Fridrich & Clark Realty in late 2013. Her focus is now on expanding her real estate business in the Nashville area. Affiliated with several industry groups, she belongs to the National Association of Realtors and the Greater Nashville Association of Realtors.
Actively involved in her community, Charita Upkins participates as a marathon and relay runner for charitable events sponsored by various organizations, such as St. Jude Hospital and the American Cancer Society. She also serves on the boards of directors of Franklin Housing Collaborative and Better Health 4Kids, as well other nonprofit agencies.