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Richard C. Hackett

CEO, The Children’s Museum of Memphis


Attended University of Memphis. Served as Mayor of Memphis from 1982 to 1992. As mayor, instrumental in museum’s conception by awarding a 25-year, $1-a-year lease at old National Guard Armory. Founder, Wonders: the Memphis International Cultural Series. Instrumental in bringing International Paper to Memphis. Led the effort to keep St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis and expand Tom Lee Park. Built the Trolley Line and bridge to Mud Island. Trustee, Healthcare Trust Fund for Mississippi.

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Industry: Tourism
Issue: May 2011