Jeremy Park

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Jeremy Park is a corporate executive and philanthropist, an author of two books and a weekly newspaper column, a contributor to Forbes, producer and host of television and radio shows and a podcast, and a sought after speaker for transforming organizations and individuals into catalysts for their community.

Park is president of cityCURRENT, a privately-funded philanthropic organization comprised of more than 80 businesses, including some of the world’s largest employers, like FedEx and AutoZone, that have joined forces and funds to host over 150 free public events each year, produce an array of positive-oriented media, and financially and physically give back to support nonprofits.

He’s received numerous awards and recognitions, like Top 40 Under 40, and has been featured in bestselling books and publications, like Forbes, Fortune, The Huffington Post, and Leader’s Edge.

Both of Park’s books, Giving Back with Purpose and Giving for Growth, focus on achieving success in career and life while helping others and benefiting the community; and proceeds from both benefit youth literacy programs.

His “Giving Back” column is published each Sunday in Memphis’ newspaper, The Commercial Appeal. His weekly radio show airs on all four Cumulus Media Memphis stations, which have a weekly reach of 750,000 listeners. Park hosts and produces the ChangeMakers podcast; a monthly television show on PBS’s WKNO, called The SPARK; and an annual televised awards show, called The SPARK Awards. He also hosts the television show “A Conversation With,” which airs across the PBS network in Tennessee and profiles figures like NASA astronauts and Shark Tank investors.

He’s been the head tennis professional at Beverly Hills Country Club, worked in national media, and been mentored by entertainment icons, like Merv Griffin. He serves on many boards and is also a member of the Forbes Communications Council, so we’re in for a treat.

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Jeremy C. Park is a corporate executive and philanthropist, an author of two books and a weekly newspaper column, a producer and host of television and radio shows, and a sought after speaker and consultant for transforming organizations and individuals into catalysts for their community.

Park is president of the Lipscomb Pitts Breakfast Club, a privately-funded philanthropic organization comprised of more than 75 businesses, including some of the world’s largest employers, like FedEx, AutoZone, and ServiceMaster. Focused on being a force for good, these companies have joined forces and funds to strategically and collectively benefit the community.

Under Park’s leadership, the organization quickly transformed from a small, simple networking group, hosting only a handful of private events, into a powerful, charitable-focused partnership now hosting more than 150 free events each year for the community, along with an array of media focused on spotlighting positive news, efforts, and ways citizens can become more engaged in making a difference. Park has received numerous recognitions, like Top 40 Under 40, and has been featured in national and international publications, such as Forbes Magazine, Fortune Magazine, and Leader’s Edge.

Park’s first book, Giving Back with Purpose, was released in 2013 by Main Street Books; and his second, Giving for Growth, was released in November 2015. Both books focus on achieving success in career and life while helping others and benefiting the community in the process. Proceeds from both books benefit youth literacy programs and already many thousands of dollars have been donated as a result.

Since 2010, Park has authored the weekly “Giving Back” column, which is published each Sunday in The Commercial Appeal. He produces and hosts a weekly radio show on iHeartMedia’s News Radio 600 WREC, a monthly television show on PBS’s WKNO-TV, called The SPARK, and an annual televised awards show, called The SPARK Awards. All media efforts are focused on spotlighting positive stories and those leading by example, in order to inspire more citizens to give back and make a difference.

Park is also a member of the LLC and vice president of communications for Lipscomb & Pitts Insurance. In this role, he oversees a team that handles all marketing, communications, and charitable efforts for the largest independent insurance agency in the Mid-South and one of the largest independent agencies in the nation.

Park graduated from the University of North Texas and was distinguished as the University's Top Marketing Student. He was raised in Weatherford, TX, spent eight years in Los Angeles,CA, and now lives with his wife, Meredith, and two boys, just outside of Memphis, TN. He’s been the head tennis professional at Beverly Hills Country Club, worked in national television and radio, and been mentored by entertainment icons, like Merv Griffin. Park serves on many local and national boards, including the Motion Picture Hall of Fame, Memphis Grantmakers Forum, Baptist Memorial Hospital, New Leaders Organization, and the University of Memphis LEAD program.

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