ISM-Memphis, Inc. is pleased to announce the November Professional Development Event for November 18. Martha Perine-Beard will be speaking about the Federal Reserve and its influence. She will discuss local economic policies, conditions and assessments from a Federal perspective. Invite your colleagues and coworkers in the procurement and finance fields to this informative event.
Martha Perine-Beard is the regional executive of the Memphis Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, which includes western Tennessee, northern Mississippi and eastern Arkansas. Branch activities include sponsoring and hosting community-development seminars, providing economic education, conducting regional economic research and gathering monetary-policy input from business leaders within the local community.
Mrs. Beard joined the Federal Reserve Bank as a management trainee and has served in a number of management and official positions during her Fed career. Mrs. Beard transferred to the Memphis Branch in 1997.
Mrs. Beard is active in Memphis business and civic organizations and currently serves on several boards in Memphis, including Memphis Tomorrow, Greater Memphis Chamber, United Way of the Mid-South, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, the Baptist Health Care Corp. and the Mid-South Minority Business Council. Mrs. Beard was a member of the 1998 class of Leadership Memphis and the 2000 class of the New Memphis Institute.
Mrs. Beard has been profiled in the Commercial Appeal, the Memphis Business Journal and Grace Magazine.
A native of Mobile, AL, Mrs. Beard holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in business from Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta and a master's degree in economics from Washington University in St. Louis. Mrs. Beard is married and the mother of three children.
DATE: Tuesday November 18, 2014
TIME: 5:30 p.m. – Registration & Networking
6:00 p.m. – Meal Service
6:30 p.m. – Presentation
8:00 p.m. – Adjournment
LOCATION: Hilton Memphis
939 Ridge Lake Blvd
Memphis, TN 38120
COST: $5.00 – Students
$20.00 – Members
$Free – Registered Guests & Non-Members with an accompanying member (limit one per member)
REGISTRATION: To register for this event, click on the following link and please indicate if you are bringing a guest - ISM-Memphis Event Registration
Remember – If you reserve a meal and you're unable to attend, please let Steve Lane know. He can be reached at