Gibson Approved by City Council as Newest Airport Authority Commissioner

June 18, 2014

MEMPHIS, TN (June 18, 2014) The Memphis City Council yesterday approved the appointment of native Memphian and entrepreneur James Wesley “J.W.” Gibson II as the newest member of the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority (MSCAA) Board of Commissioners. Gibson, a former Shelby County Commissioner, was appointed by Memphis Mayor AC Wharton Jr.

Gibson is CEO of Gibson Companies, a group of organizations that include The Premier Group, a medical supply and equipment distribution company; Southeast Regional Development Corporation, 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 an 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 the 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.

“Mr. Gibson is a welcomed addition to the Airport Authority. His business acumen and his knowledge of the community will be a valued asset,” said Scott Brockman, MSCAA President and CEO.

The seven-member Airport Authority Board of Commissioners meets monthly on the third Thursday in the Airport’s Board Room, Terminal B, mezzanine level. Meetings are open to the public. The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, June 19 at 8 a.m.