The Temple Chamber of Commerce will host Salute to Business 2023 on Tuesday, January 31, 2023. The event will be held at the Mayborn Convention Center with a social hour at 5:30 p.m. followed with dinner and a keynote speaker.
Salute to Business in an annual banquet for the greater Temple area business community and community leadership. The keynote speaker is Shannon A. Brown, recently retired Senior Vice President of Eastern Division U.S. Operations and Chief HR/Diversity Officer, FedEx Express.
“We are fortunate to have Shannon Brown share his experience and wisdom at our annual Salute to Business,” noted Robert Jones, President of the Greater Temple Area Market for Cadence Bank and 2023 Chair of the Temple Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. “Shannon's move through FedEx from a package handler to the Senior Vice President of Eastern U.S. Operations gives him a great insight into workplace culture, trends, and best practices.”
Currently residing in Memphis, TN, Shannon Brown began his career at FedEx in 1978 as a package handler. He retired in November 2022 as the Senior Vice President of Eastern Division U.S. Operations and Chief HR/Diversity Officer at FedEx Express. Brown embodied the company's shared commitment "to make every FedEx experience outstanding”, and through his leadership established a workforce dedicated to delivering the best customer service.
“While his experience and work history are impressive, you will find that Shannon is a humble, gracious, and sincere leader as well,” continued Jones.
The annual banquet also serves as the opportunity to gather to celebrate community excellence and partnerships, growth and development, and the transformation of the greater Temple area.
“Shannon Brown will bring a unique perspective to Salute to Business … why Temple is the happening place,” said Rod Henry, Temple Chamber President and CEO. “He brings first-hand knowledge of the attraction of FedEx to our community.”
For information or to register for the event, visit https://bit.ly/SaluteToBusiness23, or contact the Temple Chamber of Commerce at (254) 773-2105.