ISM-Memphis 2015/2016 Educational Event Series

Speaker 3: Mark Herbison

Topic: Memphis Economic Development Update

January 19, 2016, at The Hilton Memphis

Your Speaker for the evening will be Mark Herbison. Mr. Herbison is the Senior Vice President of Economic Development for the Greater Memphis Chamber. Prior to coming to Memphis, he served as director of Economic Development for the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce, director of Economic Development for the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, as an automotive marketing consultant for the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development, and as director of Economic Development for Paris/Henry County, Tennessee.

Before entering the field of economic development, Mr. Herbison worked for almost ten years in the Tennessee Secretary of State’s office in various positions, including public information officer, assistant director of publications and administrative assistant to the secretary of state.

In 2004, Mr. Herbison was named economic development “Professional of the Year” in the state of Tennessee by the Tennessee Industrial Development Organization (TIDC). More recently, Mr. Herbison was recognized as one of “Ten People Who Made a Difference in the South in 2010” by Southern Business and Development Magazine. During his tenure at the Greater Memphis Chamber, his team has successfully facilitated the location of over 275 projects, representing over 23,300 new jobs and over $4.4 billion in new capital investment.

He holds a degree from Bethel College and is a graduate of the Economic Development Institute at the University of Oklahoma. He is a past president of the Tennessee Industrial Development Council and past chairman of the Tennessee Economic Partnership.

Please come network and learn about the upcoming economic developments in Memphis. As always, one continuing education hour (CEH) credit is given for attending a general meeting.

TIME:              5:30 p.m. – Registration & Networking
                       6:00 p.m. – Meal Service
                       6:30 p.m. – Presentation: Mr. Herbison
                       8:00 p.m. – Adjournment

LOCATION:    Hilton Hotel Memphis
                        939 Ridgelake Blvd

COST:              $10  – Students
                        $10 – Guests of ISM Members
                        $20 – ISM Members
                        $25 – Non-Members