Columbia, SC (WLTX) - The woman who inspired the TV series "Scandal" will be one of the featured speakers at the 2014 Black Expo in Columbia.

Judy Smith is set to speak on May 15th at the event.

Smith founded her own crisis management firm, Smith & Company, that advises people and companies through difficult situations. The character of Olivia Pope on "Scandal" is based off of her experiences.

Smith will sign copies of her book and will have Q&A with attendants.

For more information on the 2014 Black Expo, go to Black Pages website.

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