THE PRIVILEGE OF BEING ABLE TO HAVE DREAMS, IDEAS AND GOALS COME TO FRUITION, IS THE CORE OF WHAT WE ARE ABLE TO EXPERIENCE BECAUSE OF THE FREEDOMS THAT ARE OURS IN AMERICA.

- Denise Burnett Stewart

SMALL BUSINESS DRIVES THE AMERICAN ECONOMY. IT THRIVES AND SURVIVES NO MATTER WHAT MAY BE GOING ON IN THE MAIN ECONOMY.

- Dick Gadomski

UNLESS WE PROMOTE ENTREPRENEURSHIP, WE WILL NOT HAVE AN EXCITING BUSINESS ATMOSPHERE IN OUR COUNTRY.

- Allen B. Morgan, Jr.

Allen B. Morgan, Jr.

Morgan Keegan, Inc.
Chairman Emeritus
Master Entrepreneur

Allen Morgan’s philosophy on entrepreneurship is simple yet profound. “Unless we promote [it], we will not have an exciting business atmosphere in our country.” Throughout his career, Allen has gone a long way in creating that exciting atmosphere he talks about. In 1969, at the age of 27, he founded Morgan Keegan and Company, a regional New York Stock Exchange member firm and a company name that few in Memphis and surrounding areas don’t know. The firm has grown from one office in Memphis to 300 offices in 18 states. Morgan Keegan was acquired in March 2001 and became a subsidiary of Regions Financial Corporation, one of the nation’s 10 largest bank holding companies.

Mr. Morgan’s civic and cultural involvements are varied and have included the State of Tennessee Building Finance Committee, Methodist Hospitals, the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis, Allen Morgan Health Center, Opera Memphis, and Dixon Gallery and Gardens.

Description of Business:

Investment firm with 300 offices in 18 states.

Year Business Founded:

1969

Year Inducted:

1992

Thoughts on Entrepreneurship:

“‘Successful entrepreneurs are those most responsible for creating the wealth and job growth in the United States economy. Unless we promote entrepreneurship, we will not have an exciting business atmosphere in our country.”

For More Information: http://www.morgankeegan.com