Kroger executive Tim Brown and Shannon A. Brown of FedEx Express will co-chair the Memphis Branch NAACP's 37th Annual Freedom Fund Gala scheduled for March 20 at the Memphis Cook Convention Center.
Tim Brown will serve as the corporate fundraising co-chair and Shannon A. Brown will serve as the community co-chair for 2013. The interracial chairs represent an effort to cross racial barriers and work for a common cause within the Memphis community.
The gala's dinner program will begin at 7 p.m., with a reception at 6 p.m.
"This event typically attracts a diverse cross-section of the Memphis business, economic and political community. These two business stalwarts embody the principles that we strive for as a civil rights organization," said Madeleine C. Taylor, executive director, Memphis Branch NAACP.
Tim Brown started his Kroger career in Illinois at 17. Now a 34-year veteran of Kroger and the grocery industry, he is president of the Kroger Delta Division.
Born in Memphis, Shannon A. Brown is senior vice president/chief HR & Diversity Officer for FedEx Express, the world's largest express transportation company. As the most senior human resources executive for FedEx Express, Brown provides strategic direction for all human resources practices, policies and operations for the company.
For ticket and table reservations, contact the Memphis Branch NAACP at 901-521-1343.