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Young Professionals


SoundCheck’s purpose is to provide young professionals access to top business leaders, the opportunity to stay in-the-know and participate in initiatives that are moving our city forward.


The 2017-2018 SoundCheck Executive Board includes:

  • Chairman: Caleb Park, associate, Cushman & Wakefield | Commercial Advisors
  • Vice chair and membership committee chair: Brooke Jones, senior engineer, FedEx Express
  • Social committee chair: Schuyler Dalton, program developer, AgLaunch
  • Marketing committee chair: Beth Wilson, public relations manager, inferno
  • Clean Memphis chair: Howard Summers, commercial insurance agent, Lipscomb & Pitts Insurance


In addition to the scheduled events listed here, SoundCheck members are invited to special events, meetings, press conferences and other unique opportunities throughout the year to provide access to the business community:

Ten times a year, top business leaders invite a small group of SoundCheck members into their office for a roundtable Q&A. These CEOs share their advice for success, answer questions about their industry and leadership values.

SoundCheck has an active committee that participates in the Chairman’s Circle’s moon mission to eliminate blight and create a cleaner Memphis. This includes collaborating with our partners at Clean Memphis, along with neighborhood and school partners in distressed areas on needs such as turning blighted properties into community gardens or providing mentors to students.

Each quarter, our members meet to receive updates and opportunities on the Chamber’s highest goals to drive economic development in Memphis, featuring keynote speakers who can provide insight into initiatives moving the city forward.

Twice a year (summer and holiday), SoundCheck members and partner organizations are invited to network with drinks, food & entertainment provided by the sponsors of SoundCheck. Open to all current and potential SoundCheck members.

2018 Event Calendar


1/9: Corner Office with Rick Shadyac, President & CEO of ALSAC, the fundraising arm of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

1/15: MLK Day of Service Project with Jacob’s Ladder


2/8: Corner Office Meeting with Audrey Gregory, CEO of Saint Francis Hospital


3/6: SoundCheck’s 1st Quarterly Meeting with special guest speaker David French of the Memphis Branding Initiative

3/13: Corner Office with Susie Peterson of Southwest Airlines


4/17: Corner Office with David Waddell of Waddell & Associates


5/8: Corner Office with Meri Armour, President of Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital


6/7: Summer Mixer at Carolina Watershed


8/16: Corner Office with Lyman Aldrich, Executive Vice President at Cushman & Wakefield and Co-Founder, Memphis in May International Festival


9/19 (POSTPONED): Quarterly Meeting


10/23 (RESCHEDULED): Quarterly Meeting featuring Van Turner, Chair of the Shelby County Commission


11/7: City on the Rise Luncheon & Panel Discussion

Our newest event, open to all membership and guests features a panel made up of individuals on the front lines of developing key areas of the city, including Downtown Memphis, the Medical District, Whitehaven, and the Mississippi Riverfront. The event includes lunch free for SoundCheck members and is open to non-members for $10.


Jennifer Oswalt | Downtown Memphis Commission
Carol Coletta | Memphis River Parks Partnership
Trey McKnight | Whitehaven Redevelopment Corporation
Abby Miller | Memphis Medical District Collaborative

11/14: SoundCheck Invitation to Golden Ticket Tour at UTHSC

11/27: SoundCheck Holiday Mixer | Special Partnership with We Are Memphis: Exclusive Preview of the Memphis 2019 Bicentennial Celebration at Old Dominick


12/5: Corner Office with Eric Barnes, President & Executive Editor of The Daily Memphian


1/21: SoundCheck in the Belt Line | MLK Day of Service with Jacob’s Ladder CDC

Corner Office with Scott Brockman, CEO of Memphis/Shelby County Airport Authority

Corner Office with Leslie Lynn Smith, Executive Director of Epicenter Memphis


SoundCheck Membership Fee: $250*

*An organization can have up to four young professional staff members for one price ($250) per year.

*If your company is a Chairman’s Circle member, you will only be required to pay $25 per year.
Click here to see a list of Chairman’s Circle members. 


SoundCheck Membership Benefits (All of these come free with your SoundCheck membership):

  • Access to 10 Corner Office events a year: a monthly, informal roundtable discussion with a top CEO in Memphis
  • Invitations to exclusive meetings or events with the business community on important updates or discussions
  • Quarterly Full Membership Meetings where important updates on the business community are shared
  • Opportunity to hold leadership positions on SoundCheck Board Committees
  • Opportunity to participate in Memphis Clean by 2019 projects
  • Networking mixers at local hotspots

Questions? Email Katherine Jones at

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