Allison Spears has been elected to the position on the Brentwood Board of Mayor and Aldermen left vacant by the death of longtime Alderwoman Regina Smithson. Spears won a special election on Jan. 12, 2023, for the position, defeating fellow challenger Devin McClendon with 2,315 votes to his 1,929. Spears will serve out the remainder of Smithson’s unexpired term, which ends in May 2025. A Gallatin native, Spears holds a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Richmond in Virginia. After college, she worked for Andersen Consulting in Washington, D.C., before moving back to the Nashville area to work for Cardinal Health then publishing company Thomas Nelson. Her family moved to Brentwood in 2009.