Get Down Memphis

DMC Staff

The staff of the Downtown Memphis Commission works to implement goals, objectives and tactics to make Downtown Memphis a great place to live, work, learn, play and invest. The DMC is comprised of four departments - executive, marketing, operations and development - that report to the Downtown Memphis Commission Board of Directors.  

Media Inquiries: Penelope Huston - huston [at] downtownmemphis [dot] com or 901-575-0561

Executive Department & Administration

The Executive Department oversees all functions of the Downtown Memphis Commission.

Jennifer Oswalt, President
oswalt [at] downtownmemphis [dot] com
(901) 575-0550

Christine Taylor, Office Manager
taylor [at] downtownmemphis [dot] com
(901) 575-0563

Margaret Oliver, Receptionist
oliver [at] downtownmemphis [dot] com
(901) 575-0540

Finance Department

The Finance Department is responsible for general administration of financial policies and budgets and works in conjunction with the City of Memphis and the Shelby County Assessor to administer the CBID assessment. The department also handles personnel management and oversees administration of the DMC offices.

Penelope Springer, Chief Financial Officer & VP Administration
springer [at] downtownmemphis [dot] com
(901) 575-0543

Downtown Planning and Development

The Planning & Development Department plans and facilitates the redevelopment & economic growth of Downtown Memphis. This department conducts neighborhood revitalization planning and administers financial incentives to improve our built environment, actively recruits new businesses, facilitates development, provides design review, and supports development projects though site identification and land acquisition.

Brett Roler, AICP; Vice President of Planning and Development
roler [at] downtownmemphis [dot] com
(901) 575-0574

Abram Lueders, AICP; Planning and Development Analyst
alueders [at] downtownmemphis [dot] com
(901) 575-0565

Erik Stevenson, Commercial Strategist
stevenson [at] downtownmemphis [dot] com
(901) 575-0580

Downtown Operations

The Operations Department is responsible for making Downtown Memphis a more pleasant place to live, work, and visit by enhancing the cleanliness, attractiveness, friendliness, and sense of security. It includes the Blue Suede Brigade (our on-the-street ambassadors of good will), administers the Clean and Green Program, manages the Main Street Mall (include vendor permits) and DMC/CCDC-owned property, coordinates certain Downtown public improvements, and maintains operation of the Downtown Parking Authority (DPA).

Jaske (Jay) Goff, Vice President of Operations
goff [at] downtownmemphis [dot] com
(901) 575-0582

Debra Streeter, Director of Security & Hospitality
streeter [at] downtownmemphis [dot] com
(901) 575-0562

Clint Burke, Manager of Clean & Green
burke [at] downtownmemphis [dot] com
(901) 575-0581

Downtown Marketing and Events

The Marketing Department is responsible for promoting downtown, bringing vibrancy to downtown with events and animation, and assisting with recruitment and retention of Downtown businesses. Functions include market research, advertising, public relations, special events, and production of internal and external communication materials. 

Penelope Huston, Vice President of Marketing and Communications
huston [at] downtownmemphis [dot] com
(901) 575-0561

Jonathan Mosley, Events & Programming Coordinator
mosley [at] downtownmemphis [dot] com
(901) 575-0573

Kaeyla Willis, Marketing Coordinator
willis [at] downtownmemphis [dot] com
(901) 575-0584

Theresa Taylor, Marketing Coordinator
(901) 575-0584