ISM-Memphis 2016/2017 Educational Event Series

Speaker 3: Mayor Jim Strickland

Topic: City of Memphis Economic Outlook

January 24, 2017, at the FedEx Institute of Technology


Your Speaker for the evening will be Jim Strickland. Mayor Strickland was sworn in as mayor of Memphis on Jan. 1, 2016, pledging to work toward making ours a safer and stronger city, to lead a transparent and trustworthy government, and to have an administration that applies, in his words, “new eyes to solve old problems.”

After an eight-year tenure as a member of the Memphis City Council, Mayor Strickland was elected to the city’s top office on Oct. 8, 2015. Mayor Strickland served as vice chairman of the council in 2013 and as its chairman in 2014. In eight years representing District 5 on the City Council, then-councilman Strickland became known for fighting for government transparency and public safety.

Mayor Strickland is a 1982 graduate of Christian Brothers High School, a 1986 graduate of the University of Memphis and a 1989 graduate of the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law at the U of M. He practiced law at Glankler Brown PLLC from 1990 to 1998, when he began practicing at Kustoff & Strickland PLLC, where he remained until becoming mayor.

Community service has long been a part of Mayor Strickland’s life. He has volunteered with various organizations, such as the St. Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen, and has served on many different community boards, including chairing the Memphis Botanic Garden board of directors. He is a gold life member of the NAACP. For a detailed list of Mayor Strickland's activities, click here. Mayor Strickland is married and has two children. 

Please come network and learn about The City of Memphis Economic Outlook. As always, one continuing education hour (CEH) credit is given for attending a general meeting.

TIME:              5:30 p.m. – Registration 
                        6:00 p.m. – Networking/Refreshments
                        6:30 p.m. – Presentation: Mayor Jim Strickland                       

LOCATION:     FedEx Institute of Technology – 2nd Floor Fishbowl Conference Room
                        365 Innovation Dr, Memphis, TN 38152                                          

COST:             $5 – Parking in the Garage across from FIT
                       $10 – Students
                       $20 – ISM Members
                       $20 – APICS Members
                       $25 – Guests of ISM/APICS Members/Non-Members


REGISTRATION:  To register for this event, please fill out the registration form  on the ISM-Memphis website.