Who we are

settlese-cu2Eddie Settles

Eddie Settles, a Memphis native, works with his wife, Eve, on BackinRiverCity.com, a Memphis public policy blog. In addition to the blog, he advocates for public engagement with policy issues by speaking to community groups throughout the Greater Memphis area.

welchk-cu2Ken Welch

Ken is a computer consultant with Apro Network Professionals.

Ken is a life long Memphian, his freshman year in college being the only time he was away from the city for any significant duration.

He has a background in broadcast journalism. His reporting and producing television news was in Memphis at two traditional network affiliate stations. While he once was the producer of the most watched local TV newscast in the area (42% of all the TV viewers watching were watching his newscast), he’s always said he’d rather have 200 or 2,000 community leaders watching than 200,000 people who did not desire serious journalism. Now he says he wants 200,000 or more discussing serious issues of public importance. “Be one of them,” he says.

hugueleyd-cu2Darrell Hugueley

Darrell became a teacher in 2000 after a career in a different field. He teaches Language Arts in a public middle school in the Memphis/Shelby County school system(s). He has been actively involved with local and state policy developers in connection with the Teacher Effectiveness Initiative, study of teacher compensation reform, the Tennessee School Improvement Planning Process, and as a Memphis Teaching Policy Fellow.

Darrell is author of The King of Stories, a children’s book about the theft and recovery of all stories.

Ken and Eddie

Ken and Eddie photographed at an early edition of A Memphis Conversation. (2012)

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