Leadership Memphis

40th Anniversary Luncheon

A celebration to honor Leadership Memphis’ founders and alumni who have made an impact in the Memphis community.

This year’s distinctive celebration will pay tribute to the rich history of Leadership Memphis’ past, celebrate its vibrant present, and kick off its promising future. Join us as we celebrate and honor the original founding board member of Leadership Memphis and present 40 Change Makers who have made Memphis better in the last 40 years. Featuring special guest Richard Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer of FedEx Logistics.

May 21, 2019 • 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. — Hilton Memphis

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE. Individual tickets are $250 each.

40 Change Makers

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 Southeastern Asset Management, Inc.
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
Fred Jones Jr. Founder Southern Heritage Classic
Victoria Jones Founder The CLTV
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; Vice President of Government Affairs First Baptist Church-Broad; Baptist Memorial Healthcare
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

Shannon Brown
Julie Ellis

Host Committee
Belinda Anderson
Ritchie Bowden
Reggie Crenshaw
Scott Fountain
Carolyn Hardy
Janas Jackson
Terry Lynch
Valerie Morris
Reginald Porter Jr.
Beverly Robertson
Jack Sammons
Karl Schledwitz
Leigh Shockey
Brian Stephens
Percie Strong-Jenkins
Richard Smith
Rick Wagers
Kami Wigginton
David Williams

Presenting Sponsor – $40,000

Founder Sponsor – $25,000
Prodigi Arts

Best Class Ever Sponsor – $10,000
AAR Corp
Baptist Memorial Health Care
Belz Enterprise
Cigna HealthCare
Memphis/Shelby County Airport Authority
Morris Marketing Group
Regional One Health

Community Sponsor – $5,000
Butler Snow
Chism Hardy Enterprises
Drexel Chemical
First TN Foundation
Independent Bank
KBG Technologies
KRM Enterprises
Lipscomb Pitts
McVean Trading & Investments
Methodist LeBonheur Healthcare
Monogram Foods
NIKE, Inc.
Shelby County Government
SunTrust Robinson Humphrey
Temple Israel
Tower Ventures
University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Table Sponsor – $2,000
Belinda Anderson/Ritche Bowden
Christ Community Health Services
Greater Memphis Chamber
JM Smucker
Memphis Library Foundation
Orion Federal Credit Union
Regions Bank
Saint Francis Healthcare
The Commercial Appeal
University of Memphis
Vernon & Barbara Stafford Jr.

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