Native Memphian, entrepreneur, and former Shelby County Commissioner, James Wesley Gibson, II, commonly referred to as J.W., has become the newest member of Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority’s Board of Commissioners.
Gibson is CEO of Gibson Companies, a group of organizations that includes The Premier Group, a medical supply and equipment distribution company; Southeast Regional Development Corp, which focuses on property development and affordable housing; and Tec-Print, a commercial printing firm.
Gibson has long been deeply involved in the Memphis community and brings to the Airport Board both a history of business success and political experience. He is a man of action and achievement who often says that he’s bullish on Memphis and dedicated to improving the community for all its citizens and keeping business local when possible. He is an involved advocate of minority business, and has served as President of the National Minority Medical Supply Association and in the Mid-South Minority Business Council’s Partnership Program.
Gibson was recently named by MBQ business magazine as 2014 CEO of the Year among companies with 1-50 employees and was one of Memphis Business Journal’s “Top 40 Under 40” honorees. He is also a recipient of the Outstanding Young Men of America Award. His resume includes service on more than a dozen civic and social organizations, several as Chairman.