As Community Engagement Manager at New Memphis, Chutney provides awareness of Memphis assets to connect new to Memphis young professionals. She works closely to welcome and engage those young professionals who have recently relocated to the city to increase their love and attachment to Memphis. Prior to joining New Memphis Chutney served in the Shelby County Schools Procurement Services Division and as Donor Relations Manager for the Mid-South Food Bank.
Chutney is a 2015 graduate of the Embark leadership development program and a 2016 graduate of the Junior League LEAD cohort. Her passion for the community and human welfare drives her philanthropic efforts as she focuses on impacting the city of Memphis. Chutney currently serves as Vice President of the Board of Directors for Birthright of Memphis, she is a youth mentor for JIFF and she’s a City Ambassador committee member providing support to Teach for America Corp Members and Alumni. Chutney is the creator of Datum33, social affairs for single young professionals to have in-person interactions to spark conversations, make connections, and meet potential companionship.
Born in Osceola, Chutney grew up in Arkansas with stints in Georgia and Texas prior to relocating to Memphis in 2014. She’s a graduate of the University of Central Arkansas where she obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Community Health Education.
Chutney’s mottos in life are to be her truest self while positively impacting others and to always seek understanding.