Celebrities for the Day


Emergency Management Personnel

First Responders
Honorees Dr. Allyson Anyanwu of West Tennessee Healthcare, Captain Wemond Graham of the Jackson Madison County Fire Department, Jason Moore of the Emergency Management Office, Officer Joseph Mitchell of the City of Jackson Police Department and Sgt. Alfonso Newbern of the Madison County Sheriff's Department.

Five Finance Experts
Honorees Ray L. Dunn Jr. of Northwestern Mutual, Sherita Graham of BancorpSouth, Monte Jones of Commercial Bank and Trust,  Chad Wilson of Foundation Bank, and Bill White of First Tennessee will be honored with the JMCAACC Community Service Award on Sept. 12th.

Five Plant Managers
Honorees Ricardo Anawate, Shawn Daly, Andre Gist,

Mike Pace and Swee Har Wilcox were presented

with the JMCAACC Corporate Citizen Award.


Twelve Outstanding Women in Business

Honorees are Jeannie D. Bond, Pamela Bowers,

Angela Calhoun, Lynne Henning, Lynn B. Henning, Clara Hewitt, Beth James, Alissa Nance, Lisa Piercey, Mandy White, Swee Har Wilcox, and Mechele Williams.


Congratulations! Coach Damon Fuller and the Southside High School Hawks basketball team, State Champions and College Presidents: Dr. Samuel Oliver of Union University,  Dr Logan Hampton of Lane, Dr. Thomas Rakes of University of Tennessee at Martin, and Dr. Niles Reddick of the University of Memphis Lambuth Campus.


Healthcare ProfessionaLS


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State Rep. Johnny Shaw

State Rep. G.A. Hardaway

Shelby County Commissioner Sidney Chism

Hardeman County Mayor Willie Spencer

Former WHBQ Weatherman Leon Griffin

The 2019 Follow Me Celebrity Golf Classic will be held Tuesday, September 10.  Tee time is 8am at Bent Tree Golf Course, 2993 Paul Coffman Drive in Jackson, TN.  In addition to expected appearances by Ed "Too Tall" Jones and Jerry Reese, there will be Derrick Burroughs, Jacoby Jones and others from the Lane College Athletic Department. Registration is $100 per player and $400 for a team of four.  Event sponsorship options are also available.

This year's golf co-chairs are Ted Austin of Jackson Energy Authority and Dr. Dexter Davis of the University of Tennessee at Martin. The category chosen for the  Celebrities for the Day are  Faith-based Non-Profits. Nomination letters are being sent, and winners will be selected from among responses received. 

The tournament raises funds for the chamber's  Follow Me Into BusinessĀ® youth development and summer jobs program.Download a registration form. To register online,  click here.

Kudos to golf committee members - JMCAACC President Emeritus Clarence Boone, Katie Brantley, Ida Burton, Mary Cunnigham, Harold Nance, Chester Sharp and Executive Director Florence Howard.  Special thanks to Derrick Britt and to Grace Hallen of Team Jones Inc.  

9th Follow Me Celebrity Golf Classic, September 10th

Here come the NFL Champions & the Autographed Football Live Auction!

Jerry Reese and his golfers from Team 4 Success will be joining us again September 10th. All teams received agroup photo taken with Celebrity Golfer Ed "Too Tall" Jones.



Emergency Management rock stars were hailed as Celebrities for the Day at the 2018 FMCGC!