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Sally Whitehorn

BIOGRAPHY: I have been privileged to enjoy a long career in the non-profit arena, having represented such worthy causes as LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center, The Child Advocacy Center, Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Mid-South, Lausanne Collegiate School and the Greater Memphis Chamber most recently before joining the team at The Memphis Business Journal 5 years ago.

DESCRIPTION OF WHAT YOU DO: I help business owners and executive leaders expand their brand and separate themselves from their competitors through The Business Journal’s print publications, digital outlets and premium event engagement.

WHAT IS YOUR BEST ELEVATOR PITCH: MBJ is hyper business and hyper local, giving businesses a platform before a personally affluent and professional influential niche executive audience.

WHAT SETS YOU APART FROM OTHER PEOPLE IN YOUR INDUSTRY: I think I was a matchmaker in a previous life, so I thrive in connecting people. I like to say that I come with ever advertising package so they get a virtual new employee with this investment who will work on their behalf.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PART OF BEING A MEMBER OF LINK: Getting to know awesome professional women leaders from a wife variety of industries who become mentors and friends.

WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO GIVE OR RECEIVE AS A MEMBER OF LINK: Give connections to members and receive leads of business looking for mutually beneficial partnership opportunities.

WHAT IS THE BEST BUSINESS ADVICE YOU WOULD GIVE TODAY TO YOUR YOUNGER SELF: Know that everyone in business is at some stage of figuring things out, even top leaders, so be self-assured and a confident representative of your brand – both personal and professional.

WHO WOULD BE INVITED TO YOUR DREAM DINNER PARTY AND WHY: Pope Francis. He is such a man of the people. Bold, yet humble and gentle in spirit. I love the twinkle in his eye and spontaneous actions when amount the people!

WHAT IS SOMETHING THAT PEOPLE WOULD BE SURPRISED TO LEARN ABOUT YOU: I completed the Shelby County Sheriff’s Academy and got to tour 201 Poplar, shoot a sample of everything in their collection, drive with drunk driving goggles and go on a ride along for the 2-10 shift. That was such an out of the box experience!