At BRIDGES, Cynthia Ham looks at Memphis youth as the city’s source of future leaders.
For the new kid on the block, it can be difficult to find a place in the community. However, it helps to have a friend who can show you around. For New York-based Y&R (Young & Rubicam), a global ad agency, their acquisition of the U.S. Navy as a client paved the way for the firm’s expansion into Memphis.
Sometimes, all the dominos fall in the right direction. Last year, the architecture and design firm formerly known as Hnedak Bobo Group successfully stabilized its new San Diego branch and took over the reins from founder Kirk Bobo.
Having worked his way up from intern, Jim Meeks has had plenty of time to familiarize himself with the inner workings of Northwestern Mutual.
Approaching a year to the day that marked the beginning of his tenure as mayor of the City of Memphis, Jim Strickland isn’t resting on his laurels. While happy with the upward trajectory the community is taking, there is still plenty of work to do.
Redevelopment in downtown Memphis was an entirely new concept, but with some impressive designs, Turley sought outside help and went about creating what are now South Bluffs and Harbor Town, two downtown developments that allow tenants to have a larger sense of community.
With big shoes to fill following last year’s departure of Jay Sieleman, The Blues Foundation’s Barbara Newman has stepped into her new role as president with aplomb.