Get Down Memphis

DMC Board of Directors

The Downtown Memphis Commission operations are directed and implemented by its 16-member Downtown Memphis Commission Board of Directors. The board is comprised of:

  • 10 private-sector members appointed by the county and city mayors and approved by the City Council and County Commission;
  • a city mayor representative and a county mayor representative;
  • one city council member and one county commissioner;
  • and two state legislators.

Current DMC Board Members:

Deni Reilly, Chairman

Terry Woodard, Vice Chairman

Benjamin Orgel, Secretary

John Pontius, Treasurer

Raumesh Akbari

Williams Brack

Mauricio Calvo

Rep. Barbara Cooper

Julie Ellis

Councilman Cheyenne Johnson

Elizabeth Low

Commissioner Mickell Lowery

Cheryl Pesce

Joann Massey

Demar Roberts

John Zeanah