1. What qualifications and experience do you bring to this office?
I am a lifelong Memphian that is passionate about our City. For many years, I have been involved in trying to improve our City through various channels, such as serving on non-profit boards, volunteering for youth activities, investing in Memphis & its citizens through running small businesses. I am a senior member of the leadership group at Avison Young’s Memphis office where I am tasked with growing our local presence and focusing on consulting, advisory and capital markets. My wife Elizabeth and I, along with our three children; Miles, Tully, & Hall are active members at Independent Presbyterian Church. We are avid supporters of all things Memphis. I don’t believe in making empty promises, I would rather take action.
2. What do you see as the top two issues facing this office and how do you plan to address these issues?
Crime and lack of investment back into our communities are top issues. Crime impacts our lives daily; nobody wants to live in fear. If we are going to begin to address crime, we need to increase our police force, utilize technology & data driven policing; however, in order make a positive gains on crime for generations to come, we must work to provide opportunity through economic development & reliable public transportation to access those opportunities. We must also support youth initiatives with focus on mentorship & internships to prepare the next generation to seize those opportunities. If we work toward these goals, we can make a meaningful impact.