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Accelerate Leadership 2016

April 7, 2016

On March 31, RBG welcomed 20 college students to our inaugural leadership conference, Accelerate Leadership. Students from several Southeastern schools, including the University of Memphis, Mississippi State University, and the University of Mississippi, were given the opportunity to explore Memphis and meet our firm.

The students met on the first day at the Madison Hotel, a boutique luxury hotel in downtown Memphis. From there, they went to the Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau where they listened to CVB CEO and President Kevin Kane talk about the virtues of living and working in the Bluff City.

Students hear from Kevin Kane

After the talk, the students boarded a tour bus, helmed by a funny, talented guide from Backbeat Tours. Called the Memphis Mojo Tour, the tour focused on Memphis's rich music history and took the passengers by Sun Studio, Beale Street, Stax Studio, Cotton Row, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, The Lorraine Motel, and other famous Memphis landmarks.





After the tour, the students returned to the Madison Hotel where they had some time to relax before a dinner with firm employees.

The next day, the students came to the RBG headquarters in East Memphis for a networking breakfast. After the breakfast, they were taken on an office tour and heard opening remarks from Managing Partner John Griesbeck and Bank of Fayette County President and CEO McCall Wilson.



The students received career advice and information from a panel of RBG employees and Chief Operating Office Leslie Bouldin. They ended the day after lunch with RBG accountants.

For more information about Accelerate Leadership or attending the conference, please email Laura Beth Gabriel.