Today’s economy presents difficult challenges and opportunities for all of us. Memphis’ business leaders, came together February 5, 2009 at the Botanic Garden to address these issues head-on with over 135 business executives.The program consisted of key cost savings and/or efficiency improvements implemented by the panelists followed by a very interactive Q&A session.

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The Panelists

Johnny Pitts, Chief Manager, Lipscomb & Pitts Insurance (Benefits and Insurance)

John Simmons, Member, Kiesewetter Wise (Legal)

Gus Blanchard, Divisional Vice President, ADP (Human Resources)

Stacy McCall, Owner, ServiceMASTER Clean (Maintenance)

Bradley Downs, President, Strategic Resource Management, Inc.(Profit Enhancement)

Doug Wright, Member, Cannon Wright Blount (Accounting and Staffing)

J. Michael Drake, CEO, masterIT (Technology)