Erin Swinney, steps into role as Chair of the OUTMemphis Board of Directors.
Erin Swinney (She/Her), who first joined the OUTMemphis Board in 2020, has stepped into her new role as Chair of the OUTMemphis Board. Erin is a proud Memphis native. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Memphis, and her graduate degree at Bethel University. She’s professionally touched local broadcast, service, and finance industries. She worked as a retirement savings expert for seven years, specializing in corporate and international accounts. Active in Memphis’ LGBTQ+ community for decades, Erin’s contributions include founding outreach programs for masculine of center lesbians, speaking at college Gay Student Alliances, serving as a trustee of affirming churches, and building a network of LGBTQ+ resource groups for advocacy in the corporate sector.
She serves as a founding board member of the MidSouth LGBT Chamber of Commerce, the OUTMemphis Board of Directors, Local Chair of the Raymond James Pride ERG, and a board member of TROO Alternatives Community Development Corporation. She has recently been elected as board chair of OUTMemphis, effective July 2022. She strives to empower organizations and businesses in the LGBTQ+ community to work together to build a brighter future for Memphis and the surrounding area.
Erin Swinney, MBA
Molly Rose Quinn
OUTMemphis is thrilled to have Erin step into this leadership role at such a pivotal time for the organization and community. As many of our programs re-open and expand this summer, Erin will support us as we strive ahead to serve the LGBTQ+ population of the Mid-South in all its diverse intersections. Erin’s dedication and infectious spirit have already made a tangible impact on our Board of Directors, and I’m excited Erin’s tenure begins as OUTMemphis has grown to nearly 20 staff members and operating 24/7 programs across three facilities. The work ahead won’t be easy — the last two years and the last month have reminded us that public health, bodily autonomy, and civil rights are neither guaranteed nor permanent. With Erin’s passion and drive on our team, I look forward to possibilities in our future — intersectional, collaborative, and with a steady focus on robust, impact-driven programming.