As Director, Reggie Manning, provides strategic direction and development of programs and partnerships. He primarily supports the Launch:Campus to Career program and educator retention initiatives.
Reggie is a North Carolina native and proud Memphis transplant. He credits his foundational business experience to FedEx. During his tenure, he managed the marketing, corporate initiatives and implementation of services for products. He volunteered as a founding board member for an entrepreneur focused, charter school. After rapid success, he provided the operational framework and joined as the Chief Operating Officer to lead multiple school expansion. His team contributed to the foundational structure and growth of Gestalt Community Schools. In the continual spirit of entrepreneurship, he channeled his passion and energy for the community into educational and consulting ventures. Reggie brings strategic experience in program growth and development. He also serves on nonprofit and county government boards of directors to enrich our city.
Reggie is a New Memphis Fellows Alum and a competitive awarding BBQ Pitmaster who enjoys fitness. He holds a BA in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a MBA in Marketing from Clark Atlanta University.