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Chairman’s Circle

Become an agent of change — join the business leaders who chart our course.

Chairman’s Circle Spotlight:
Carolyn Hardy

“The Chairman’s Circle allows me to be an active partner, engaged in Memphis’ ‘rebirth’ waking up this ‘diamond in the rough’ to drive logistics, medical device, bioscience and other initiatives to world class levels.”

– Carolyn Hardy, President & CEO, Chism Hardy Investments

Chairman's Circle

Leading the way

With a united voice and a strategic vision for transformational change, the Chairman’s Circle engages Memphis business leaders on issues that affect Memphis and the Mid-South. The Chairman’s Circle’s 100+ members represent more than 100,000+ employees in the Memphis business community. Its mission is to Make Memphis Great by using our collective strengths as community and business leaders to create a clear path to positive change in Memphis and the Mid-South.

Moon Missions

Learn about our moon missions, which are helping Memphis reach new heights.

Leadership

  • Chair: David Waddell, President & CEO, Waddell & Associates

Objective

EPIcenter - Chairman's Circle

Leadership

  • Chair: Robin Smithwick, Diversified Trust

Objective

  • To develop the Green Spaces in the Mid-South to attract and retain talent, fortify our tax base, bolster tourism, and improve community wellness and quality of life. This moon mission supports the efforts of the Mid-South Regional Greenprint Plan.
Green Spaces - Chairman's Circle

Leadership

  • Chair: Frank Ricks, LRK, Inc.

Objective

  • To promote a long range vision for Memphis that guides current and future development in a framework that focuses on effective implementation. This moon mission supports the efforts of Memphis 3.0.
Long Range Plan - Chairman's Circle

Leadership

  • Co-Chair: Larry Jensen, President & CEO, Commercial Advisors
  • Co-Chair: Jenny Koltnow, Director of Communications and Community Relations, AutoZone

Objective

  • To ensure all children ages 0-12 months through Pre-K have the opportunity to receive quality education.
Pre-K - Chairman's Circle

Leadership

  • Co-Chair: Spence Wilson, Jr., Kemmons Wilson Companies
  • Co-Chair: Jonathan Epstein, Running Pony

Objective

To rid the city of trash and blight through education and engagement in our community by activating all 28 neighborhood zones by 2019. This moon mission partners with Clean Memphis.

Memphis Clean by 2019 - Chairman's Circle

See a list of Chairman’s Circle Members

See our progress in the Chairman’s Circle Annual Report

Join the Chairman’s Circle

If you are interested in becoming a Chairman’s Circle member, contact Terri Bosby at tbosby@memphischamber.com or 901-543-3520.

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