Leadership Memphis Announces 40 Change Makers Who Have Made Memphis Better in the Past 40 Years

April 25, 2019

MEMPHIS, Tenn., April 25, 2019 – In celebration of its 40th Anniversary, Leadership Memphis is proud to announce 40 Change Makers who have positively impacted Memphis over the past 40 years. The distinguished group of honorees was nominated by the community and their peers, selected by a panel of judges, and will be honored at Leadership Memphis’ 40th Anniversary celebration luncheon on May 21, 2019.

“Leadership Memphis is honored to celebrate its 40th anniversary by recognizing many of the incredible people who have helped shape our city over the past 40 years,” said David Williams, Leadership Memphis President and CEO. “These 40 Change Makers were selected from among an impressive group of some the most accomplished and deserving individuals who have contributed immensely to our community.”

The 40 Change Makers represent a diverse group of leaders who have demonstrated a passion for driving positive change in Memphis Business, Healthcare, Arts/Education, and Nonprofit/Community Involvement.

40 Change Makers

Name
Position
Organization
Calvin
Anderson
Retired; Chief of Staff & SVP
BlueCross BlueShield
Ekundayo
Bandele
Founder/CEO
Hattiloo
Ron
Belz
President/CEO
Belz Enterprises Inc.
Kathy
Buckman Gibson
President/CEO
KBG Technologies
Trey
Carter
President
Olympic Career Training Institute
Staley
Cates
Vice-Chairman
LongLeaf Partners Funds
Darrell
Cobbins
President & Principal Broker
Universal Commercial
Adam
Cruthirds
Student
Rhodes College
Fred
Davis
Founder
Fred L. Davis Insurance Agency
Meka
Egwuekwe
Co-Founder & Executive Director
CodeCrew
Marlon
Foster
Founder & Executive Director
KnowledgeQuest
Art
Gilliam
CEO
WLOK-AM 1340
Rabbi Micah
Greenstein
Senior Rabbi
Temple Israel
Carolyn
Hardy
President & CEO
Chism Hardy Investments LLC
Whitney
Hardy
Founder & Executive Director
YoungArtsPatrons
Michael
Hooks Jr.
Owner & CEO
AllWorld Project Management
Pitt
Hyde III
Founder
Hyde Family Foundation
Dr. Stan
Hyland
Professor
University of Memphis
Victoria
Jones
Founder
The CLTV
Fred
Jones Jr.
Founder
The Southern Heritage Classic
Mary
McDaniel
Retired; President/Owner
FedEx; MHM Consultants, LLC
Charles
McVean
Chairman & CEO
McVean Trading & Investments
Dr. Scott
Morris
Founder & CEO
Church Health
Rev. Dr. Keith
Norman
Pastor
First Baptist Church – Broad
Deanie
Parker
Retired; President & CEO
Soulsville Foundation
David
Porter
CEO
Made in Memphis Entertainment
Stephen
Reynolds
Retired; President Emeritus
Baptist Memorial Healthcare
Beverly
Robertson
President & CEO
Greater Memphis Chamber
Dr. Kenneth
Robinson
President/CEO
United Way of the Mid-South
Gayle
Rose
Founder & CEO
EVS Corporation
Gary
Shorb
Executive Director
The Urban Child Institute
Fred
Smith
Founder, Chairman & CEO
FedEx
Susan
Stephenson
Co-Founder & President
Independent Bank
Henry
Turley
Founder & CEO
Henry Turley Company
Anita
Vaughn
Retired; CEO/Administrator
Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women
Jose
Velazquez
Owner
The James Lee House
Yancy
Villa – Calvo
Independent Artist
Rev. Sonia
Walker
Associate Pastor
First Congregational Church
Spence L.
Wilson
Chairman
Kemmons Wilson Companies
Lauren
Wilson Young
Founder & Owner
Sweet Lala’s Bakery

The Leadership Memphis 40th Anniversary Luncheon is Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at Hilton Memphis. To purchase table sponsorships, contact David Williams, President and CEO, at 901-628-6156 or dwilliams@leadershipmemphis.org.

For more information, visit the Leadership Memphis website at https://leadershipmemphis.org/.

Photos: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ip8fqvf2g13lyoi/AAAvHPTvRg-FL2soohXeWItLa?dl=0

Leadership Memphis can be found online at:

https://www.leadershipmemphis.org
https://www.facebook.com/LeadershipMemphis/

https://twitter.com/LeadershipMphs

https://www.linkedin.com/company/leadership-memphis/

About Leadership Memphis:
Leadership Memphis is a non-profit, community leadership development organization. Its mission is to prepare and mobilize leaders to work together for the good of the whole community. Founded in 1979 as The Memphis Institute of Public Responsibility, the organization has trained and graduated more than 3,300 leaders from its programs.


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