Officers

Benny O. Lendermon, III

President

Benny O. Lendermon, III

John Michael Farris

Chairman

John Michael Farris
Principal
Farris, Mathews, Branan, Bobango & Hellen, PLC

Ray Pohlman

Vice Chairman

Ray Pohlman
Vice President, Government Relations
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Terry Lynch

Immediate Past Chair

Terry Lynch
Managing Parter
Southland Development Partners

Robert Clark

Secretary

Robert Clark
Director of Government Affairs
St Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Tyree Daniels

Treasurer

Tyree Daniels
Senior Public Finance Investment Banker
Duncan-Williams Inc.

John W. Stokes, Jr.

Chairperson Emeritus

John W. Stokes, Jr.
Senior Partner – Retired
Raymond James

Gregory M. Duckett

Chairperson Emeritus

Gregory M. Duckett
Senior Vice President and Corporate Counsel
Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation

Members

Jen Andrews

Jen Andrews

Executive Director
Shelby Farms Park Conservancy

Sam Cantor

Sam Cantor

Owner
Sam Cantor & Company Brokerage Firm

Chase Carlisle

Chase Carlisle

Director of Real Estate and Development
Carlisle Corporation

Ron Coleman

Ron Coleman

Chairman, Board of Directors
Memphis in May International Festival

Carol Coletta

Carol Coletta

Senior Fellow, American Cities Practice
Kresge Foundation

Robert Craddock

Robert Craddock

Managing Partner
Memphis office of Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP

Janie Garrett

Janie Garrett

Senior Counsel
ServiceMaster Global Holdings

David Hagel

David Hagel

Manager
Bass Pro Shops Pyramid

Kevin Kane

Kevin Kane

President/CEO
Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau

Sharon Leicham

Sharon Leicham

Past President, retired
Downtown Neighborhood Association

Barry Lichterman

Barry Lichterman

Founder, Past President
Levitt Shell

Tanja Mitchell

Tanja Mitchell

Community Development Coordinator
Uptown Partnership

Doug McGowen

Doug McGowen

COO
City of Memphis

Laura Morris

Laura Morris

Executive Director, retired
Shelby Farms Park Conservancy

Bill Morrison

Bill Morrison

District 1
Memphis City Council

Jennifer Oswalt

Jennifer Oswalt

Interim President
Downtown Memphis Commission

Marcy Siebert

Marcy Siebert

President
Downtown Neighborhood Association

Teresa Sloyan

Teresa Sloyan

Executive Director
Hyde Family Foundations

Jim Strickland

Jim Strickland

Mayor
City of Memphis

Diane Terrell

Diane Terrell

VP of Community Engagement & Executive Director
Memphis Grizzlies Foundation

Paul Young

Paul Young

Director
Memphis Housing Authority