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.

Pat Kerr Tigrett

Pat Kerr, Inc. & Celebrations!!!
Chairman/CEO

Fashion designer, patron of Memphis music, philanthropist, Chairman and CEO of Pat Kerr, Inc., a couture design firm, specializing in Baby, Ball Gowns and Bridal. Founder of The Blues Ball, the Jingle Bell Ball, and the Nutcracker Ball benefiting Memphis music, children and the arts.

Her designs have been featured in retail windows of Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, and Henri Bendel, and in books and magazines, including Martha Stewart Weddings, the Tiffany Wedding Book, and The Plaza Hotel Wedding Book.

Lived in London for 20 years developing an extensive private royal collection including gowns from Princess Diana, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Queen Victoria, and King George III. Items from her private collection are currently showcased in Kensington Palace, London, until January2016.

Former and current board memberships include St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis in May, University of Memphis, Memphis Rock ‘N Soul Museum, NARAS, The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institutes, Dr. Norman Vincent Peale’s Guideposts National Cabinet, Memphis & Shelby County Music Commission, Memphis & Shelby County Film & TV Commission, among others.

Chairman/CEO of Celebrations, an upscale lifestyle events company and Memphis Charitable Foundation.

Description of Business:

Pat Kerr, Inc.-A clothing firm with three divisions: Couture, Children’s Couture and Bridal Couture

Celebrations!!!-Planning and producing large events

Year Business Founded:

1980

Year Inducted:

1992

Thoughts on Entrepreneurship:

“‘Entrepreneurship embodies the spirit of the creative world of business and separates it from the mundane.”