The Greater Memphis Chamber Announces 2015 Young Memphians

Release date: 8/24/2015

Memphis, Tenn. – The Greater Memphis Chamber announces its selection for the class of 2015 Young Memphians, ten exceptional young professionals who will be featured in Memphis Crossroads Magazine.

“When we look at this talented group of young professionals, we see a generation that’s ready to spark transformational change in Memphis,” said Phil Trenary, President & CEO of the Greater Memphis Chamber. “These 10 Young Memphians represent a variety of industries and companies, but they all have two things in common: a passion for Memphis and a hardworking, can-do attitude that will accomplish great things for our city.” 

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 next month 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

2015 Young Memphians:

  1. 1. Anna Cardona, Designer & Marketing Director, Evans Taylor Foster Childress Architects
  2. 2. Airika Gigas, Director of Sales & Events, LEO Events
  3. 3. Noah Glenn, Videographer, City Leadership
  4. 4. Brent Hooks, Accountant, Allworld Project Management
  5. 5. Brooke Jones, Engineer, FedEx
  6. 6. Kela Jones-Lewis, Director of Development, Peer Power Foundation
  7. 7. Jonathan Lyons, Director of Public Relations, Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau
  8. 8. George Monger, VP & Executive Director, The Consortium MMT
  9. 9. Carlissa Shaw, Criminal Lawyer, Horne & Wells
  10. 10. David Underwood, Director of Import Services, Dunavant Logistics

The Greater Memphis Chamber has been the lead economic development organization for Memphis/Shelby County, and is a private, non-profit, membership-driven organization comprised of 2,200 business enterprises, civic organizations, educational institutions and individuals.