The Greater Memphis Chamber Promotes Ernest Strickland to Sr. Vice President of Workforce Development

Release date: 1/13/2017

Memphis, Tenn—The Greater Memphis Chamber announced that Ernest Strickland has been promoted to Sr. Vice President of Workforce Development.

“The Chamber is fortunate to have a talented leader like Ernest Strickland who is passionate and dedicated to the success of Memphis. I have no doubt he will take our workforce efforts to the next level,” said Phil Trenary, President & CEO, Greater Memphis Chamber.
Ernest previously held the position of Vice President of International and Business Partnerships at the Chamber. He has worked at the Chamber since 2006. In his new position, he is responsible for creating and implementing the Chamber’s workforce development strategy. His department serves as the workforce liaison when working directly with existing and prospective businesses to ensure they are able to attract and retain a qualified workforce today and in the future.
“The Chamber’s decision to dedicate additional staff and focus on workforce development shows their commitment to growing Memphis’ economy through job creation. I’m looking forward to working with our partners to grow our qualified workforce,” said Ernest Strickland, Sr. Vice President of Workforce Development, Greater Memphis Chamber.
Ernest has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Memphis and a Master’s degree from Bethel University, McKenzie Tennessee.
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 2,200 business enterprises, civic organizations, educational institutions and individuals.