Memphis City Council approves appointment of Darrell K. Thomas to Airport Authority Board
Friday, February 27, 2015
MEMPHIS, TN – The Memphis City Council has approved the appointment of Darrell K. Thomas to the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority Board of Commissioners. Thomas, who was nominated by City of Memphis Mayor AC Wharton Jr., replaces Herbert Hilliard, whose term expired on December 31, 2014.
Thomas’s term will expire on December 31, 2021.
Thomas is the founder, chairman and CEO of Thomas Consultants, Inc., a local firm specializing in turnkey information technology and communication solutions for businesses, institutions, and government agencies. Thomas founded the company in 1986. He serves on a number of local community boards; and is currently the chairman of the Barron Heights Community Development Corporation. He also serves on the board of directors for the South Central Conference of Seventh Day Adventists and was a founding director for Landmark Community Bank. Thomas is a member of the Mid-South Minority Business Council (MMBC) and his firm was named MMBC’s “Minority Business of the Year” in 2009.
“Darrell Thomas brings both business acumen and a deep commitment to the community to the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority,” said Wharton. “He has extensive experience in working with both private companies and government agencies, and his involvement with many key community organizations makes him an ideal candidate for the MSCAA board. I am excited about the role he will play in helping Memphis International Airport to reinvent itself to become the airport of choice for the Mid-South.”
Jack Sammons, MSCAA Chairman of the Board, said, “We are very excited about the addition of Darrell Thomas to the Airport Authority board. Darrell is a local entrepreneur and a community leader, and his insight and contributions will be valuable to our board as we continue to reshape our future.”