The Roundtable is delighted to welcome the Greater Memphis Chamber to our organization’s membership. A diverse organization of civic, community, business and professional leaders, the Chamber drives the business agenda by promoting economic growth for all in the Greater Memphis Area – a critical component of the Tennessee, U.S. and global economies.
“The Greater Memphis Chamber has worked tirelessly for West Tennessee businesses for many, many years,” notes Roundtable 2022 Chair Keith Norman (V.P., Govt. Relations and Chief Community Relations Officer, Baptist Memorial Health Care, Memphis). “I am truly excited to welcome the Chamber to the Tennessee Business Roundtable as our newest nonprofit partner member.”
“For nearly 185 years, the Greater Memphis Chamber has fiercely advocated for its members, earning it the reputation of being the ‘Voice for Business’ in its region,” says Greater Memphis Chamber President and CEO Beverly Robertson. “Joining the Tennessee Business Roundtable not only gives the Chamber a valuable thought partner, but also amplifies our voice as we participate in the conversations affecting businesses across our state.”
With the addition of the Greater Memphis Chamber, the Roundtable’s membership now includes regional chamber organizations and business leaders representing all of Tennessee’s four largest metropolitan areas.
“By joining our Nashville, Knoxville and Chattanooga business allies in bringing its important and unique business voice to our Roundtable, the Memphis Chamber significantly strengthens our collective effort to promote policies protecting and enhancing the business climate throughout all of Tennessee,” observes Norman.
Robertson has tapped Robert S. “Bobby” White to serve as the Chamber’s principal member executive to the Roundtable. Bringing nearly two decades of expertise from staff leadership roles in the federal, Shelby County, Memphis, and Tennessee state governments, White has led the Chamber’s advocacy efforts as its Chief Public Policy Officer since 2019.