Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Luncheon

Estella Mayhue-Greer scheduled as guest speaker

Dyersburg State Community College (DSCC) and the Dyersburg/Dyer County Chamber of Commerce have announced that Estella Mayhue-Greer, president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Mid-South Food Bank, will be the guest speaker during the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Luncheon at noon, Jan. 12, inside the E.H. Lannom, Jr. Gymnasium on the Dyersburg campus.

 

Tickets for the luncheon are $10 each and must be purchased in advance by Jan. 10 at the Dyersburg/Dyer County Chamber of Commerce or at the DSCC Business Office located in the Eller Administration Building.

 

Estella Mayhue-Greer became president and chief executive officer (CEO) of the Mid-South Food Bank Jan. 1, 2011. She began her employment there in 1996 as an agency relations director. She was promoted to director of programs in 2002 and became senior vice president and chief operating officer (COO) in 2004. Mayhue-Greer started the Kids Cafe and Food for Kids Backpack programs to address childhood hunger. She also began the Mobile Pantry program to increase distribution of food to rural counties and increased both the quality and the quantity of food distributed to partner agencies to fight hunger in the Mid-South Food Bank’s 31-county service area.

 

Before joining the Mid-South Food Bank, Mayhue-Greer was a lecturer at Christian Brothers University while maintaining her own public relations and marketing firm. Prior to this, she was employed as an adjunct instructor at the University of Memphis, a partner in JEL Communications, and worked in marketing and public relations with the City of Memphis, Methodist Health Systems and Regional Medical Center.

 

Mayhue-Greer is a graduate of Leadership Tennessee Class IV and Leadership Memphis. She is active in Kiwanis Club of Memphis; Justice, Unity, Generosity, Service International, Memphis Chapter; and The Links, Memphis Chapter. She currently serves on the Trezevant Manor Board of Directors and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center Community Advisory Board.

Mayhue-Greer was recognized for her many accomplishments in 2015 with the Memphis City Council Humanitarian Award. She was named one of Memphis Business Journal’s ‘Super Women in Business’ in 2015; a ‘Woman of Courage’ by Dress for Success in 2013; a ‘Corporate Woman of Excellence’ by Grace Magazine in 2013; and ‘50 Women Who Make a Difference’ in 2007. She was also featured in Memphis Magazine’s ‘Who’s Who in Memphis’ and as a ‘Power Player’ in Memphis Business Quarterly.

For more information regarding the event, contact Edith Carlton at 731-286-3300 or carlton@dscc.edu.