Memphis in May Announces New Members of 2019 Board of Directors

Memphis in May International Festival is pleased to announce the newest members of its Board of Directors for the 2019 festival.

Joining the board is Dow McVean, Principal of McVean Trading and Investments; Al Gossett, President and CEO of Gossett Motor Cars; Ron Cohen, Territory Account Manager for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company; and a past Board member, Pat Kerr Tigrett, Chairman, President and CEO of Pat Kerr, Inc., returns to the Memphis in May Board of Directors.  Board members serve three-year terms.

“Each of these Memphians are passionate about the City of Memphis and the Memphis in May Festival, and we’re excited to have their unique perspectives and talents on our Board of Directors,” said James L. Holt, president and CEO of Memphis in May.

The other 2019 Board members are Board Chair Barry Yoakum of archimania, Chair-elect Charles Ewing of Ewing Moving and Storage, Vice Chair Leigh Shockey of Drexel Chemical, Treasurer Stacy McCall of ServiceMaster by Stratos, and Secretary Austin Baker of HRO Partners, local philanthropist Susan Arney, Shannon Brown of FedEx, Doug Browne of Peabody Hotels and Resorts, John Carroll of City Leadership, Jinliang Cai of the Greater Memphis Chamber, Wei Chen of Sunshine Enterprises, Kim Denbow, representing the Shelby County Mayor’s office, Ken Moody, representing Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland, Lenoir Owens, representing Memphis in May Volunteer Committees, Bathsheba Sams of International Paper, with John Farris of the Memphis River Parks Partnership and Kristen Wright of AutoZone serving as ex-officio members. Memphis City Councilman J. Ford Canale and Prince Chambliss with the City of Memphis Attorney’s office serve as board liaisons.   

2019 Memphis in May International Festival Dates
Beale Street Music Festival: May 3-5, 2019
World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest: May 15-18, 2019
Great American River Run: May 25, 2019
Celebrate Memphis: May 25, 2019

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