Lead Through Our Councils and Task Forces

Our Members Help Steer Greater Memphis


A GREATER Memphis starts with the members of the Greater Memphis Chamber. Through our Councils and Task Forces, our members collaboratively leverage their expertise, knowledge, and passion for Greater Memphis to accelerate growth and prosperity throughout the region.

Seeing the GREATER Picture

The Chamber’s Council and Task Forces help Memphis businesses grow and thrive, which is a key component of our Prosper Memphis 2030 strategic plan.


Chair: Michael Fulton, Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority

The Government Affairs Committee (GAC) of the Chamber’s Board of Directors directs, guides and supports the Chamber as it advocates for the Greater Memphis business community at the local, state, and federal levels. The Committee also makes recommendations to the Board of Directors on the Chamber’s policy positions and annual legislative priorities.

Learn more about our legislative priorities.

The Committee meets monthly, with additional meetings scheduled as issues surface throughout the legislative session.

Committee members, as well as the Chamber’s general membership, are encouraged to participate in the regular legislative activities of the Greater Memphis Chamber, including the MEM2NASH (Nashville) trip, D.C. Fly-In (Washington, D.C.) trip, and other similar activities.

To ask about joining the Committee, contact Bobby White.

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The Greater Memphis Chamber Chairman’s Circle has three task forces: the Economic Development Task Force, the Workforce Development Task Force, and the Business Climate Task Force. To learn more about the task forces, visit our Chairman’s Circle page.

Co-Chairs: Jason Painter, Drasklovka; Jodi Gilmore, Elos Med Tech

The Manufacturing Council promotes regional economic development that enhances the manufacturing industry, monitors and responds to local initiatives that affect the manufacturing industry, and is the repository of information and collaboration for the burgeoning Greater Memphis manufacturing community.

To ask about joining the Council, contact Jeanette Jones.

Co-Chairs: Rychetta Watkins, Memphis Music Initiative; Princeton Echols,

Princeton James Productions The Music Industry Council brings together business leaders to leverage their experience and the rich musical history of Greater Memphis to accelerate the growth of the regional industry. To learn more about the council, contact Jessica Mosley.

Co-Chairs: Larry Robinson, Kudzukian; Meredith Hennessey, Consilience Group

The Small Business Council (SBC) of the Greater Memphis Chamber provides support, resources, advocacy, and programming and networking opportunities designed to accelerate the growth of small businesses (fewer than 500 employees) throughout the region.


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To ask about joining the Council, contact Patricia McKinney.

Co-Chairs: Paige Walkup, Caissa Public Strategies; Kandace Stewart, Memphis Grizzlies

The Women’s Business Council (WBC) of the Greater Memphis Chamber is a hub for women professionals from across the region to network, learn, and collaborate. Each quarter, subject matter experts lead crucial conversations followed by group discussions in break-out sessions, giving women the opportunity to share their experiences and learn from others.

To learn more, contact Program Manager Patricia McKinney.

The Young Professionals Council (YPC) of the Greater Memphis Chamber equips a new generation of regional business leaders with the connections and knowledge they need to rise into leadership roles throughout the community.

Learn more about YPC’s leadership and programming here or by emailing ypc@memphischamber.com.