Leadership Memphis Launching New Executive Search

Leadership Memphis’ board, led by Board Chair Reginald Porter Jr., is launching an executive search for their next top executive.

MEMPHIS, Tenn., August 18, 2020 – Leadership Memphis has launched an executive search to find the organization’s next President/CEO. After serving for 16 years, current President/CEO David Williams is pursuing a new challenge outside of Leadership Memphis. Reggie Crenshaw, graduate of the Leadership Memphis Executive Class of 2011, will act as Interim President while the Board of Directors conducts the search. A complete job description and details for applying can be found on the Leadership Memphis website at this link: https://leadershipmemphis.org/careers/.

“Leadership Memphis has grown tremendously under the leadership of David Williams and we are forever thankful for his dedication and contributions to the organization and the leaders of Memphis,” said Reginald Porter Jr., Leadership Memphis Board Chair. “David ushered more than 2,000 of the total 3,600 alumni through Leadership Memphis programs, acquired Volunteer Memphis, and has led Leadership Memphis to many more successes during his tenure. As a Leadership Memphis Alum, David has already pledged his support of the organization and we look forward to his continued involvement as a member of the class of 2006.”

For more than 40 years, Leadership Memphis has been the premiere Mid-South organization for preparing civic-minded leaders to work together and improve their communities. Leadership Memphis boasts more than 3,600 alumni that are executives in Fortune 500 companies, pastors of some of the oldest congregations in the Mid-South, innovators in the nonprofit world, patrons of the arts, and countless small business leaders that are the lifeblood of Memphis.

“The board has chosen Leadership Memphis alumnus and long-time supporter and contributor to the organization, Reggie Crenshaw as the Interim President while the search is underway. We have the utmost confidence in Reggie’s ability to excel as Interim President to continue our 40+ year tradition of engaging leaders and impacting Memphis,” added Porter Jr.

Leadership Memphis is in its 42nd year of serving the Mid-South and welcomes its 2021 Executive Program class this month. You can read more about Leadership Memphis and its programs at their website leadershipmemphis.com.