An extensive network of stakeholders and experts was engaged to develop the Memphis & Shelby County Regional Economic Development Plan.

The co-chairs who led this plan’s development will steer its implementation, support new initiative development and advocate for strategic economic transformation throughout Metro Memphis.  Together with an advisory committee made up of business and civic leaders from throughout the region, they will steer its course, establish partnerships, secure the necessary resources and ensure the design of powerful initiatives to achieve its goals.

Co-Chair Christine P. Richards

Executive Vice President
FedEx

Co-Chair Mark H. Luttrell, Jr.

Mayor
Shelby County

Co-Chair Jim Strickland

Mayor
City of Memphis

Darrell Cobbins

President
Universal Commercial Real Estate

Dr. Reginald Coopwood

President & CEO
Regional One Health

Edward Dobbs

CEO
Dobbs Management Services

Robert Fockler

CEO
Community Foundation of Greater Memphis

Carolyn Hardy

President
Chism Hardy Enterprises

Montgomery Martin

President
Montgomery Martin Contractors

Dr. M. David Rudd

President
The University of Memphis

Gary Shorb

CEO
Methodist LeBonheur Healthcare

Derwin Sisnett

CEO
Gestalt Community Schools

Blair Taylor

President
Memphis Tomorrow

Phil Trenary

President & CEO
Greater Memphis Chamber of Commerce

Floyd Tyler

President
Preserver Partners

Cary Vaughn

Director
Shelby County Chambers Alliance

Reid Dulberger - Staff

President & CEO
Economic Development Growth Engine for Memphis & Shelby County

John Lawrence - Staff

Manager, Strategic Economic Development Planning
Economic Development Growth Engine for Memphis & Shelby County