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Downtown Memphis Commission, 114 N Main Street, Memphis TN 38103.  Offices are on the northeast corner of Adams & Main Street in Downtown. Normal business hours are Monday-Friday, 8:30 am through 5 pm. Please call for current office hours or to make an appointment with a member of our staff. 

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General Information

Executive Department & Administration

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

Chandell Ryan
President & CEO
Christine Taylor
Executive Assistant and Office Manager

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 | Chief Compliance Officer
Sam Caldwell
Staff Accountant

Planning, Economic Development & Operations

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 Downtown's built environment, actively recruits new business, facilitates development, provides design review, and supports development projects.

The Operations Department is responsible for making Downtown Memphis more pleasant by enhancing cleanliness, attractiveness, friendliness, and sense of security. The department includes the Blue Suede Brigade (our safety and hospitality team), the Clean and Green Program/team. The department manages the Main Street Mall, DMC/CCDC-owned property, maintenance of DMA-owned garages, and coordinates certain Downtown public improvements.

Brett Roler, AICP, LPM
Chief Operating Officer
Brian Mykulyn, AICP
Planning Manager
Lauren Bermudez
Transportation Program Manager
Sara Barrera
Economic Development Manager
Tori Haliburton
Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion
Lawrence Green, II
Director of Safety & Hospitality
Clint Burke
Manager of Clean & Green
Toni Collins
Food Truck Operations Manager

Marketing & Communications

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

Milton Howery III
Vice President of Marketing, Communications & Events
Halle Novarese
Marketing Manager
Theresa Taylor
Marketing Liaison - Beale Street/Downtown Memphis
Nesha Cotton
Events Coordinator