Meet Grizzlies President Jason Wexler at the DNA February Meeting

Meet Grizzlies President Jason Wexler at the DNA February Meeting

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Join the DNA at our February Membership Meeting
Special Guest Speaker: Memphis Grizzlies President Jason Wexler
Horseshoe Lounge in the FedEx Forum
Tuesday, February 23rd – Social & Networking: 6 pm, Speaker: 6:30 pm

Snacks and beverages will be available.
Attendance is Free for Members – $10 for Guests

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To promote enjoyment and enhancement of downtown living. The Association’s continued objective is to protect and enhance the quality of life in the downtown area. The association maintains and fosters a spirit of community for downtown residents, businesses and visitors!

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The Memphis Development Foundation (MDF), the nonprofit organization that operates The Orpheum Theatre and the new Halloran Centre for Performing Arts & Education, proudly announces the addition of four new members to its prestigious Board of Directors:

John Bobango

Chief Manager/Partner, Farris Bobango, PLC

John A. Bobango is Chief Manager of the Memphis based law firm, Farris Bobang o, PLC, which has offices in Memphis and Nashville, Tennessee. John served on the Memphis City Council from 1996 to 2000 and formerly served as chairman of the Joint City and Shelby County Community Redevelopment Agency. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Madonna Learning Center and Board of Directors of Streets Ministries; is a former member of the Board of Directors of the University of Memphis School of Law Alumni Board (President), Memphis Bar Association, Economic Club of Memphis, Riverfront Development Corporation, and Make-A-Wish Foundation. John is married to Lisa and they have a daughter, Mary Lauren, a son, Allen, and daughter-in-law, Maddy.

Doug Browne President

Peabody Hotels & Resorts

In 2003, Douglas Browne was appointed general manager of the flagship Peabody property, The Peabody Memphis. In 2010, he added the title Vice President to his title when he was promoted to a Peabody Hotels corporate position and in 2014 he became President of Belz Enterprises’ newly-launched hotel management venture Peabody Hotels & Resorts. An active member of the Memphis business and philanthropic community, Browne sits on the boards of the Greater Memphis Chamber, The Orpheum Theatre, Metropolitan Memphis Hotel & Lodging Association, Kemmons Wilson School of Hospitality & Resort Management, and the University of Memphis Fogelman College of Business & Economics. He is the Chairman of the Board for Memphis in May, and is a Past-Chairman for AutoZone Liberty Bowl, Historic Hotels of America, Tennessee Hospitality Association, and Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Kevin McEniry CEO


Kevin is a lifelong Memphian. He attended Christian Brothers High School graduating in 1989. He then pursued a Bachelor’s degree in Economics with a Business minor from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, graduating in May 1994. Shortly thereafter, he began his career at nexAir. After working at nexAir for several years, Kevin pursued an MBA from Christian Brothers University in its evening program, graduating in May 2003 with a focus on Accounting and Finance. Kevin is married to Melissa Galphin McEniry and is the proud father of three daughters: Elizabeth and Grayson (18 years old) and Jenna (12). He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis (Porter Goodwill Club), Junior Achievement of Memphis and the Mid-South, SunTrust Bank (Memphis Board). The McEniry family are members of St. Peter Catholic Church.

Brian Sullivan Principal and CEO

Sullivan Branding

Brian is the principal and CEO of Sullivan Branding, a full service advertising agency with offices in Memphis and Nashville. He has a diverse background in all aspects of marketing, with extensive experience on both the client and agency sides of the business. Before co-founding the agency that is now Sullivan Branding, he held management positions in market research, strategic planning and brand management for both Harrah’s Entertainment, Inc. and the Promus Companies, and was a partner at Thompson & Company. As a lifelong Memphian, Brian devotes personal and agency time and resources to a multitude of community causes and organizations. Currently, he serves on the boards of Beale Street Caravan®, USTA Tennessee, and is Vice-Chair for the USTA Southern Section Marketing Committee. He is a past board member for the New Memphis Institute, Tennis Memphis, and the alumni board of Memphis University School.

President & CEO Brett Batterson says, “Our Board members continue to amaze me with their dedication to the Memphis performing arts. The theatre’s board has always consisted of the most prominent and philanthropic Memphians. These newest members are no exception to that trend, and we are honored to welcome them to the team.”

About The Orpheum

The Orpheum, consisting of the Orpheum Theatre and the Halloran Centre for Performing Arts & Education, is operated by the Memphis Development Foundation, a non-profit organization that seeks to provide quality, diverse entertainment and education programming to the Memphis region while preserving and improving the historic Orpheum Theatre and the Orpheum’s role in downtown Memphis development. For more information,