Memphis in May International Festival announced the promotion of Mack Weaver to Executive Vice President and CFO. In this new position, Weaver will have increased responsibility for the organization’s financial strategies and an expanded role in operational policies.
“Mack has played an instrumental role in the development of the organization and our success over the past 17 years. This promotion signifies his importance to the organization and his key role in our future strategy” states James L. Holt, president and CEO of Memphis in May International Festival.
Weaver began his tenure at Memphis in May in 1999 as director of finance. Subsequently, he has held progressively important positions with the organization, most recently serving as vice president of finance and CFO.
“When I first came to work with the organization, we had definite challenges,” states Mack Weaver, Memphis in May’s newly appointed executive vice president and CFO. “I am pleased to have been a part of the team that worked to remedy those challenges and place the organization on solid foundation. I look forward to helping build the future of the organization.”
The organization also announced the hire of Floyd Benson as its new Director of Operations. Benson previously worked for Memphis in May International Festival from 1995 through 2006, most recently as Program Manager with primary responsibility for concession programs and the World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest. Benson has spent the past 10 years working in diverse roles in the event and entertainment industry in Memphis and Little Rock, AR.
In making the announcement, festival President & CEO James L. Holt stated, “We are pleased to have Floyd rejoin the organization. He brings a wealth of entertainment and event operational knowledge and a great work ethic. The organization will benefit from his addition to our team.”
“Memphis in May is near and dear to my heart. I’ve spent over half of my professional career there,” says newly hired Floyd Benson. “Memphis in May is the best thing that happens in Memphis. I look forward to rejoining the organization and leading event operations.”
Benson will join the Memphis in May team beginning September 26. In his new role, he will have primary responsibility for event operations.
2017 Memphis in May International Festival Dates
Beale Street Music Festival: May 5-7, 2017
International Week: May 8–14, 2017
World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest: May 17-20, 2017
901Fest: May 27, 2017
Great American River Run: May 28, 2017
About Memphis in May
Memphis in May International Festival is a not for profit, community-based organization, whose programs contribute more than $88 million annually in economic impact to the community, foster civic pride, promote awareness of Memphis heritage, and build international relationships and understanding through education.
Memphis in May International is the official Festival of the City of Memphis, and the recipient of 184 prestigious Pinnacle Awards from the International Festival and Events Association. Memphis in May International Festival was recently named to Travel+Leisure’s international list of Festivals Worth Traveling For.