Greater Memphis Chamber Announces 2014 Young Memphians

Release date: 8/18/2014

Memphis, Tenn. - The Greater Memphis Chamber shares its list of ten outstanding young professionals to be featured in the annual Young Memphis edition of its Memphis Crossroads Magazine. 

“Young professionals are one of our city’s greatest resources,” said Phil Trenary, President & CEO, Greater Memphis Chamber. “These 10 Young Memphians display excellence not only in their field but in the community. Whether they are launching a startup or climbing the ranks of some of Memphis’ most prestigious companies, they represent that authentic, hard-working spirit well-known in Memphis.”

The Memphis Crossroads Young Memphian issue is now in its fourth year, receiving local and national awards such as a MarCom Gold Award and a PRSA Vox Gold Award. It was specifically created to highlight Memphis’ future business and community leaders and to show off how our young professionals are making a huge impact on our city.

To qualify for the award, the recipients must be a Chamber member and under 40. Nominations were received through the Chamber’s website, social media outlets and email.

Each Young Memphian will have a full-page profile in the next issue of Memphis Crossroads Magazine, which will be distributed this Wednesday in the Chamber’s weekly e-newsletter. The digital magazine will also be available on the Chamber’s website and social media channels. To find out more and view past issues, visit

2014 Young Memphians:
Carlos Thomas – Founder, Bezzirk App
Benjamin Rednour – Manager, Client Services + Social Media, Running Pony
Dr. Do Nguyen – Optometrist, The Eyewear Gallery
Robert Shappley – Associate Administrator, Saint Francis Hospital
Eddie Fuchs – Executive Recruiter, Vaco Logistics
Nicolette Thomas – Senior Specialist, Event Marketing, ALSAC/St. Jude
Meghan Medford – President, Medford Roofing
Sophia Cole – Program Director, Medtronic
Lauren Anderson – Associate of Development, Teach for America
Robbye Good – Program Director, Embark, New Memphis Institute

The Greater Memphis Chamber is the lead economic development agency for Memphis/Shelby County, and is a private, non-profit, membership-driven organization comprised of 2,400 business enterprises, civic organizations, educational institutions and individuals.


Jenny Fish