The Chamber Announces the Memphis Crossroads Magazine's Ten Young Memphians

Release date: 6/26/2012

Memphis, Tenn —The Greater Memphis Chamber announces the names of the ten young professionals to be featured in the Memphis Crossroads Magazine: Young Memphis annual issue.  Memphis Crossroads Magazine is the Chamber’s quarterly membership publication.

Only in its second year, the Young Memphis issue features ten younger professionals representing the Memphis business community.  The ten were nominated from the Chamber’s membership and social media followers.  These young professionals represent the authentic and can-do spirit of Memphis.   One founded an educational video game start-up and another travels around the world promoting Memphis. Most of these young Memphians are not originally from Memphis but have chosen to make Memphis their home and place of business. 
“This is by far one of our most favorite issues to put together,” said Amy Daniels, vice president of communications and programming for the Chamber.  “The young professionals featured in this issue truly embody the soul of Memphis – they are fearless in their ventures and are persistent in making a mark on this city.”
Each Young Memphian has a full page profile in the summer issue of Memphis Crossroads Magazine as well as featured on the Chamber’s website, e-newsletter and social media sites.  Each contributed a guest M blog, which is the Chamber’s “Everything Memphis” blog about their experience as a young professional in Memphis.  The blogs will be featured on the Chamber’s website throughout the summer. 
2012 Young Memphians
Lindsay Hanley, Johnson & Johnson Health Care Systems Inc.
Marcela Pinilla, Memphis Music Foundation
Kenn Gibbs, KnoCo
Kelly Earnest, Peabody Memphis Hotel
Andre Gibson, Buckman
Todd Watson, Armstrong Relocation and Company
Aquinas Early, Archer>Malmo
Brittany Fitzpatrick, Ronald McDonald House of Memphis
Jason Potter, Memphis Grizzlies
Preston Thomas, Colliers International

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 2,300 business enterprises, civic organizations, educational institutions and individuals.