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Doug Browne named Chairman of Greater Memphis Chamber board

Friday, 10 December, 2021

 Board also approves Greg Duckett and Duncan Williams as vice chairmen 

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (Friday, 12/10/21) – Doug Browne, president of Peabody Hotels & Resorts, will serve as the 2022 Chairman for the Greater Memphis Chamber Board of Directors, the Chamber announced Tuesday at its 21st Annual Chairman’s Luncheon. Browne, who has served as vice chairman for the past two years, succeeds chairman Willie Gregory, director of Global Community Impact for Nike. 

“It’s a great privilege to be named chairman of the Greater Memphis Chamber Board of Directors,” Browne said. “The Chamber has helped lead our area to significant economic development wins over the past year, including a massive investment by Ford in our region, and we’re just getting started. It’s time to double-down on economic development and our relentless pursuit of prosperity for all.” 

In addition to Browne, the Chamber’s Board of Directors in November elected vice chairmen Greg Duckett, senior vice president and chief legal officer of Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp., and Duncan Williams, president of Duncan-Williams Inc. 

Below is the full list of the Chamber’s 2022 Board of Directors and officers: 


2022 Board of Directors 

Mr. Douglas Browne  
Peabody Hotels 

Mr. Greg Duckett  
Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer  
Baptist Memorial Health Care 

Mr. Duncan Williams  
Duncan-Williams, Inc. 

Secretary/General Counsel 
Mr. Jason Yarbro  
Butler Snow LLP 

Vice Chair of Finance/Treasure 
Mr. David S Waddell  
Waddell & Associates, LLC 

Chair, Chairman’s Circle 
Mr. Ben C Adams  
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC 

Immediate Past Chairman 
Mr. Willie Gregory  
Director, Global Community Impact  

Executive Officers 
Mrs. Tammy LoCascio  
Senior Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer  
First Horizon 

Mr. Tom Newbern  
EVP, Store Operations, Commercial, Loss Prevention and ALLDATA  

Mr. Richard W.  Smith  
Regional President US and Executive Vice President Global Support, FedEx Express 


Ms. Jozelle Booker  
Mid-South Minority Business Council Continuum 

Mr. Scott A. Brockman  
President & CEO  
Memphis Shelby County Airport Authority 

Mr. Shannon Brown  
Sr. Vice President, US Operations Eastern Region 

Mr. Tyrone Burroughs  
Founder & CEO  
First Choice Sales & Marketing Group 

Dr. Reginald Coopwood  
President & CEO  
Regional One Health 

Mr. Bill Dunavant  
President & CEO  
Dunavant Enterprises Inc. 

Dr. Tracy Hall  
Southwest Tennessee Community College 

Mr. Kevin Kane  
Memphis Tourism 

Mrs. Daphne T. Large  
Data Facts, Inc. 

Mr. Jason Little  
President & CEO  
Baptist Memorial Health Care 

Mr. Neely Mallory III  
Mallory Alexander International Logistics 

Mr. David May  
Executive Vice President  
Regions Bank 

Ms. Stacy McCall  
ServiceMaster by Stratos 

Mr. Russell Nenon  
Vice President – Middle Market Banking  

Ms. Blair Taylor  
Memphis Tomorrow 

Mr. Chuck Thomas III  
Regional Director of External & Legislative Affairs ( West Tenn.)  

Dr. Michael Ugwueke  
Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare 

Ms. Laura Whitsitt  
Senior Vice President, Research & Development Orthopaedics  
Smith & Nephew, Inc. 

Mr. Spence Wilson Jr.  
Kemmons Wilson Companies, LLC 

Mr. Kevin Woods  
VP, Memphis Market President  
BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee 

Mr. Jarl ”J.T.” Young  
President & CEO  
Memphis Light, Gas & Water


About the Greater Memphis Chamber: One of Memphis’ oldest institutions, dating back to 1838, the Greater Memphis Chamber is a privately funded nonprofit that serves as the region’s lead economic development organization and the “Voice of Memphis Business” at the local, state, and national levels. The Chamber’s mission is to relentlessly pursue prosperity for all — through economic and workforce development, pro-growth advocacy, and by providing support and resources to its more than 1,000 investors, including many of the region’s largest employers.  

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