On Thursday, June 17, 2021, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. via Zoom, we learned the status of our current Workforce and Economic Development Strategies for Memphis and Shelby County from area professionals.

The discussion was moderated by Gwyn Fisher (EC2015, FTS2008),
Greater Memphis Regional Director of Economic and Community Development for the State of Tennessee.

Featured Panelists:

  • Ted Townsend (EC2019), Chief Economic Development Officer for the Greater Memphis Chamber/Chief Economic Development & Government Relations Officer for The University of Memphis
  • Michael Scarbrough, Co-Founder, President, and COO, Prospero Health
  • Kevin Woods (EC2014), Memphis Market President, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
  • Amity Schuyler
  • Docia Generette-Walker, Division of College, Career and Technical Education, Shelby County Schools
The panelists answered questions such as How do Memphis and Shelby County stay competitive among other areas in the United States? and How are Memphis and Shelby County growing and utilizing the current human capital strength?