Gwyn R. Fisher is the Greater Memphis Regional Director of Economic and Community Development for the State of Tennessee, where she focuses on helping make Tennessee the #1 state in the Southeast for high quality jobs. During her tenure at ECD, Gwyn and her team have worked with 150+ companies to create more than 16,600 new jobs and invest more than $2 billion in a four-county region. She is the former Executive Director of MPACT Memphis, a nationally and internationally recognized organization dedicated to engaging and supporting Memphis’ diverse young professionals. While leading MPACT, Gwyn developed and executed one of the nation’s largest grassroots surveys of young professionals, The Voice of MPACT, which was published and distributed by Contemporary Media. During this time, MPACT grew from 200 members to more than 1,000 members and hosted more than 130 events per year.
Gwyn is an attorney by training, and has published in several legal journals including Memphis Lawyer and Norton Bankruptcy Law Advisor. She formerly served as a law clerk to Chief Judge David S. Kennedy and the Hon. George W. Emerson, Jr. Gwyn now serves on the Board of Directors for River City Capital and is a founding member of GiVE365, an endowed fund providing member-driven grants. She is also a member of the American Friends of Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust and the West Tennessee District Export Council. Gwyn is a graduate of the Delta Leadership Institute, Complete Tennessee Leadership Institute, Commissioner’s Leadership Academy, and Leadership Memphis. She lives in midtown Memphis.