Photo: African American Leadership Conference participants
Posted: Friday, May 7, 2010 9:46 am Walmart employees were among participants at the recent 12th annual WestStar African-American Leadership Conference in Jackson. This year’s keynote speaker was D’Army Bailey, retired judge, native of Memphis and a founder of the National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis. Other conference topics included: “Regional Initiatives: STEP Program/REDI/Mega Site,” “Social Networking/Security/Avoiding Identity Theft using Technology,” “The Facts about Domestic Abuse (and What to do When you Know the Facts)” and “Healthcare.” The conference is one of several sponsored by WestStar in its 21-county region. WestStar is the state’s oldest regional leadership program. WestStar was created in 1989 at the University of Tennessee at Martin to serve the multi-county area by providing leadership development and training. From left, are Russ Steiner, market manager, Market 146; Scotty Simmons, Martin store manager; Steve Barnes, market asset protection manager, Market 146; Jeff Schultz, Jackson store manager; Chad Clayton, Milan store manager; David Harris, Union City store manager; Cathy Strawbridge, Dyersburg store manager; Kevin Campbell, Brownsville store manager; Tim Poole, Humboldt store manager; and Chris Jones, Ripley store manager.