Entrepreneurship is one of the major consequences of the freedoms that we are granted in America.

- DAVID WEDAMAN

The enjoyment of success lies in its journey, not at its destination.

- ROBERT & SUSAN WANG

Master Entrepreneurs

At their best, entrepreneurs embody a dynamic combination of business acumen and civic responsibility. They make a lasting impact on their industries, thanks to their capacity for self-direction, determination, creativity, leadership, and integrity. They also set an example in the business community by sharing the rewards of their professional success by “giving back” and by participating in community, charity, and civic leadership.

All of the members of The Society of Entrepreneurs share these qualities, but we also like to recognize the best of the best. We do this each April at our annual Awards Banquet, when we join Junior Achievement of Memphis in awarding the honor of Master Entrepreneur to the member of the Society of Entrepreneurs who best exemplifies the full range of characteristics necessary for membership in the Society. This person is, in other words, a perfect example of the capacities, accomplishments, and breadth that result from the fullest development of the entrepreneurial spirit. We hope that by drawing attention to these outstanding members of our entrepreneurial community, we will encourage others to learn from and follow their example. We invite you to view the accomplishments of and the words of wisdom from our Master Entrepreneurs.

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JACK A. BELZ

BELZ ENTERPRISES
CHAIRMAN/CEO
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MICHAEL J. BRUNS

COMTRAK LOGISTICS
FOUNDER AND PAST PRESIDENT
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ROBERT H. BUCKMAN

BULAB HOLDINGS, INC. (PARENT COMPANY OF BUCKMAN LABORATORIES)
RETIRED CHAIRMAN AND CEO
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HILLIARD CREWS

SHELBY GROUP INTERNATIONAL
CHAIRMAN
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HAROLD E. CRYE

CRYE-LEIKE, INC.
PRESIDENT
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WILLIAM B. DUNAVANT

DUNAVANT ENTERPRISES, INC.
CHAIRMAN/CEO
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J.R. (PITT) HYDE, III

MALONE AND HYDE
CEO
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PATRICK W. LAWLER

YOUTH VILLAGES
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
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R. Brad Martin

RBM Venture Co.
Chairman
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Allen B. Morgan, Jr.

Morgan Keegan, Inc.
Chairman Emeritus
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G. Scott Morris

The Church Health Center
Chief Executive Officer
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MICHAEL S. STARNES

TCX, INC.
PRESIDENT
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HENRY M. TURLEY

HENRY TURLEY CO.
PRESIDENT
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James L. Vining

Vining Sparks IBG, L.P.
President and CEO
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Jeffrey G. Webb

Founder & Chairman
Varsity Brands
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Spence L. Wilson

Kemmons Wilson Companies, LLC
President

IN MEMORIAM: Master Entrepreneurs

P.O. Box 770839
Memphis, Tennessee 38177