Memphis Black History you should know...
Did you know that Beverly Cato Robertson is the first female to be the President and CEO of the Greater Memphis Chamber?
Robertson is a Memphian born and bred. She worked at Holiday Inn Worldwide for 19 years in a diverse range of positions. Upon leaving Corporate America, she was asked to become interim executive director of the National Civil Rights Museum and ultimately spent over 17 years as museum leader and president. She raised over $43 million during her tenure and built the annual Freedom Awards to global prominence including visiting President Nelson Mandela in his South African home to personally appeal to him to attend the ceremony. She helped lead the museum to world-class status, becoming accredited by the American Association of Museums, being voted one of the Top Ten Treasures in America by USA Today and one of the World’s Top 10 Most Iconic Sites.
She is a talented woman and I am honored to call her friend. ❤️