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Why Do Young Professionals
Matter in Today's Economy?

Registration for this event is now closed.

Date:  Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015
Time: 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Location: Memphis Branch of the
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis 
200 N. Main St.
Memphis, Tenn. 38103 (map it)

As the generation born after 1980 prepares to become the largest in the country, millennials are significantly affecting our economy. Their choices on housing, employment and student loan debt will be the focus of an after-work social and sharing of stories on Nov. 3 at the Memphis Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.  You and other young professionals who are part of this generation are invited to a meet and greet, followed by a series of panel discussions on how your choices are playing out in the economy across the Midsouth.

Leading the discussions with Fed staff will be representatives of some of the key organizations in the Memphis area serving young professionals: City Leadership/Choose 901, the Greater Memphis Chamber’s Sound Check, Memphis Urban League Young Professionals and the New Memphis Institute. Also speaking will be Douglas Scarboro, the regional executive for the Memphis Branch of the Fed and your host for this event.


  • 5:30-6:30 Meet and Greet.  Heavy hors d'oeuvres and drinks.

  • 6:30 Welcome by Douglas Scarboro.
  • 6:45-8 Individual panel discussions. 
There is no charge to attend, but you must register by Oct. 27.

Douglas ScarboroDouglas Scarboro is vice president and regional executive of the Memphis Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Scarboro became head of the Memphis Branch in June. The Branch serves western Tennessee, northern Mississippi and eastern Arkansas. Previously, Scarboro served in dual roles with the city of Memphis: executive director of the Office of Talent and Human Capital and chief learning officer.

Scarboro is active in the Memphis community and serves on the board of several local education and entrepreneurial organizations, including the Better Business Bureau, Economic Club of Memphis, EmergeMemphis, Start Co., Memphis College of Art, Memphis Regional Chamber, New Leaders Memphis and Teach For America Memphis. He has completed the Leadership Development Intensive and Fellows programs at the New Memphis Institute and was named to the Top 40 Under 40 list by the Memphis Business Journal.

Scarboro has a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Morehouse College, an MBA from Campbell University and an Ed.D. in higher and adult education from the University of Memphis. He recently completed the Senior Executives in State and Local Government program at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government.