Erin Swinney, MBA

Erin Swinney, MBA

Board Chair

Pronouns: She / Her / Hers

Professional Experiences and Accomplishments: Erin has worked in broadcasting, service, and finance industries. She was a retirement savings consult for seven years, specializing in corporate and international accounts. Currently, Erin is a Branch Services Advisor for Raymond James Financial, Inc. Most of her accomplishments, other than her licenses, are in service to the Diversity and Inclusion groups within her finance firms.

Committee Involvement: Erin has served on the Construction Committee for the Youth Emergency Center and the Development Committee. As Board Chair, she now oversees all OUTMemphis committees. 

Fun/Quirky Piece of Information: “I once chased off a wolf from my Gatlinburg cabin with a samurai sword. Don’t ask.”

Why do you serve on the OUTMemphis Board of Directors?: “OUTMemphis was there for me when it was the Memphis Gay and Lesbian Community Center. I knew very little about being a part of the LGBTQ+ community, and the staff were there to teach me. The community I found there helped shape my trajectory. They gave me a home to belong to. I grew to respect the different groups that all contributed an invaluable resource to our beloved city and marveled at the grit it took to run a nonprofit here. Now, in a wonderful twist of fate, I have the chance to give back to this same organization that embraced me long ago. It is an honor and a privilege to support our awesome staff, engage our community partners, encourage our board members, and empower our people. I believe in helping to preserve the best of our past by learning from those who came before us and securing the future for those who come after us. I don’t know everything, but I promise to listen and serve to the best of my ability.”

Board Member Contact Email: [email protected] 

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