By James Dowd
Memphis Commercial Appeal
Posted February 7, 2013 at 3:56 p.m.
Business accelerator EmergeMemphis has hired Phil Trenary as a consultant to help the organization find a permanent executive director, organization leaders announced Thursday.
Trenary is the former chief executive officer of Pinnacle Airlines who resigned in March 2011.
“This is exciting for me because I am truly passionate about working with innovative, bright young talent and my operational and strategic experience is something I can bring to help in this effort,” Trenary said.
Eric Mathews, co-president of the LaunchYourCity organization that is currently housed at Emerge, had been serving as interim director of EmergeMemphis since last year after succeeding former Emerge director Gwin Scott.
Mathews will finish his term, which expires at midnight on Friday, and focus his efforts on expanding LaunchYourCity.