Jeremy Park

  • TV and Radio Show Host
  • President of Philanthropic Catalyst known for being a "Force for Good"
  • Business Consultant for Corporate Giving and Community Outreach

Jeremy C. Park is a corporate executive and philanthropist, an author of two books and a weekly newspaper column, a contributor to Forbes, producer and host of television and radio shows and a podcast, and a sought after speaker for transforming organizations and individuals into catalysts for their community.

Jeremy Park is president of cityCURRENT, a privately-funded philanthropic catalyst comprised of more than 80 businesses, including some of the world’s largest employers, like FedEx, AutoZone, ServiceMaster, and Smith & Nephew. Focused on being a force for good, these companies have joined forces and funds to benefit the community.

Under Park’s leadership, the organization has transformed from a small, simple networking group, originally known as the Lipscomb Pitts Breakfast Club, into a powerful, charitable-focused partnership now hosting more than 150 free events each year for the community, along with an array of philanthropic initiatives and positive-focused media.

Jeremy Park has received numerous recognitions, like Top 40 Under 40, and has been annually profiled as one of the top 400 "Power Players" in the Mid-South by Inside Memphis Business since the first listing came out in 2010. He has been featured in bestselling books, like The Good Ones: Ten Crucial Qualities of High-Character Employees by Dr. Bruce Weinstein, along with national and international publications, like Forbes Magazine, Fortune Magazine, The Huffington Post, and Leader’s Edge.

Park’s first book, Giving Back with Purpose, was released in 2013 by Main Street Books; and his second, Giving for Growth, was released in November 2015. Both books focus on achieving success in career and life while helping others and benefiting the community in the process. Proceeds from both books give back and benefit youth literacy programs serving the Mid-South.

Since 2010, Park has authored the weekly “Giving Back” column, which is published each Sunday in The Commercial Appeal. He produces and hosts a weekly radio show on iHeartMedia’s News Radio 600 WREC, a monthly television show on PBS’s WKNO-TV, called The SPARK, and an annual televised awards show, called The SPARK Awards. He also hosts the television show “A Conversation With” and the ChangeMakers podcast. All media efforts are focused on spotlighting good news stories and those leading by example, in order to inspire more citizens to make a difference.

Park is also a member of the LLC with Lipscomb & Pitts Insurance, the largest independent insurance agency in the Mid-South and one of the largest independent agencies in the nation.

He graduated in 1999 from the University of North Texas and was distinguished as the University's Top Marketing Student. He was raised in Weatherford, TX, spent eight years in Los Angeles, CA, and now lives with his wife, Meredith, and two boys, in the Memphis, TN area. He’s been the head tennis professional at Beverly Hills Country Club, worked in national television and radio, and been mentored by entertainment icons, like Merv Griffin. Park serves on many local and national boards, including the Motion Picture Hall of Fame, Memphis Grantmakers Forum, Baptist Memorial Hospital, New Leaders, and the University of Memphis LEAD program. He is also a member of the Forbes Communications Council.

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    Business Culture, Business Strategy, Employee Engagement, Personal Growth, Philanthropy & Volunteerism

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Jeremy Park - WREG @ 9AM August 21, 2014 Giving Back

Jeremy Park Sales and Marketing Society of the Mid South

Lipscomb Pitts Breakfast Club featuring Baptist Memorial Health Car

Jeremy C. Park is a corporate executive and philanthropist, an author of two books and a weekly newspaper column, a contributor to Forbes, producer and host of television and radio shows and a podcast, and a sought after speaker for transforming organizations and individuals into catalysts for their community.

Jeremy Park is president of cityCURRENT, a privately-funded philanthropic catalyst comprised of more than 80 businesses, including some of the world’s largest employers, like FedEx, AutoZone, ServiceMaster, and Smith & Nephew. Focused on being a force for good, these companies have joined forces and funds to benefit the community.

Under Park’s leadership, the organization has transformed from a small, simple networking group, originally known as the Lipscomb Pitts Breakfast Club, into a powerful, charitable-focused partnership now hosting more than 150 free events each year for the community, along with an array of philanthropic initiatives and positive-focused media.

Jeremy Park has received numerous recognitions, like Top 40 Under 40, and has been annually profiled as one of the top 400 "Power Players" in the Mid-South by Inside Memphis Business since the first listing came out in 2010. He has been featured in bestselling books, like The Good Ones: Ten Crucial Qualities of High-Character Employees by Dr. Bruce Weinstein, along with national and international publications, like Forbes Magazine, Fortune Magazine, The Huffington Post, and Leader’s Edge.

Park’s first book, Giving Back with Purpose, was released in 2013 by Main Street Books; and his second, Giving for Growth, was released in November 2015. Both books focus on achieving success in career and life while helping others and benefiting the community in the process. Proceeds from both books give back and benefit youth literacy programs serving the Mid-South.

Since 2010, Park has authored the weekly “Giving Back” column, which is published each Sunday in The Commercial Appeal. He produces and hosts a weekly radio show on iHeartMedia’s News Radio 600 WREC, a monthly television show on PBS’s WKNO-TV, called The SPARK, and an annual televised awards show, called The SPARK Awards. He also hosts the television show “A Conversation With” and the ChangeMakers podcast. All media efforts are focused on spotlighting good news stories and those leading by example, in order to inspire more citizens to make a difference.

Park is also a member of the LLC with Lipscomb & Pitts Insurance, the largest independent insurance agency in the Mid-South and one of the largest independent agencies in the nation.

He graduated in 1999 from the University of North Texas and was distinguished as the University's Top Marketing Student. He was raised in Weatherford, TX, spent eight years in Los Angeles, CA, and now lives with his wife, Meredith, and two boys, in the Memphis, TN area. He’s been the head tennis professional at Beverly Hills Country Club, worked in national television and radio, and been mentored by entertainment icons, like Merv Griffin. Park serves on many local and national boards, including the Motion Picture Hall of Fame, Memphis Grantmakers Forum, Baptist Memorial Hospital, New Leaders, and the University of Memphis LEAD program. He is also a member of the Forbes Communications Council.

To book Jeremy Park, Business Consultant for Corporate Giving and philanthropy speaker call Executive Speakers Bureau at 901-754-9404.

Corporate Giving for Growth: leveraging GIVING to differentiate your business, engage employees, and attract customers for GROWTH

As stated in Forbes Magazine, “Companies without social impact culture will soon be obsolete.” Consumers today want to see companies physically engaged and making a difference in their community; and they’re making purchasing decisions based on it. High performing employees, likewise, are choosing where they want to work based on community engagement and development opportunities. So, as a company, how do you use corporate giving and charitable efforts to differentiate your business, attract and retain top talent, and engage customers for growth? Jeremy C. Park will show you how by sharing The Three Truths, Trends in Corporate Philanthropy, and proven strategies and tactics that will give you a competitive advantage by defining your purpose and leveraging corporate GIVING to transform your business into both a catalyst for your community and an engine for organizational Growth.

Giving for Employee Growth: how to empower a culture of GIVING to attract, develop, and retain top talent for organizational GROWTH

Top talent and high performing employees, especially those of the Millennial generation, are now choosing where they want to work based on community engagement and development opportunities.  Their expectations are changing, demanding things like the flexibility to use company time for their volunteer service.  So, is your company on the cutting edge and taking advantage of the opportunity to both become a catalyst in the community and a magnet for top talent?  Jeremy C. Park will share trends and changing employee expectations, and will provide proven strategies and tactics for empowering a culture of GIVING and service at the office that will allow you to attract, develop, and retain high performing employees. You’ll find that weaving purpose and philanthropy into your normal business routine can be easy, fun, and productive; and learn how things like Community Calling Cards can become engines for organizational GROWTH.

Giving for Personal Growth: how to achieve success in career and life through giving back

Are individuals in your audience looking for greater purpose in life? Seeking new ways to further their careers? They key to achieving success and happiness can be found in the service of others.  When someone’s purpose is clearly defined and they understand how to GIVE in order to build relationships that will allow them to GROW, their life and the lives of many others around them can be transformed. Jeremy C. Park will inspire and help individuals in your audience define their purpose, then equip them with strategies and tactics that will transform them into catalysts for your community, allowing them to stand out, build influential relationships, make an impact, and realize their dreams through meaningful involvement that benefits others and leaves a lasting legacy. 

Increasing Corporate Giving for Nonprofit Growth: how nonprofits can better leverage their current resources to increase corporate fundraising and volunteer recruitment efforts

Nonprofits today face myriad challenges, including increasing need for programs and services coupled with higher levels of competition, decreased financial support, and shrinking volunteer bases.  It’s becoming harder each year to raise money and awareness for nonprofits, to draw large crowds at fundraising events, and to recruit and engage the needed volunteers to assist in the efforts.  The good news is that Jeremy C. Park fully understands these dynamics and works on both sides of corporate giving and securing funds for community projects.  Park will share how nonprofits can be creative and better leverage current resources to stack the deck with individuals and businesses, in order to engage key stakeholders and funders, recruit volunteers and ambassadors, and take advantage of social media and free opportunities to raise visibility for a cause or effort.  Park’s strategies and tactics will empower nonprofits to focus on relationships to increase corporate sponsorships and fundraising efforts, to raise the number of volunteers and attendance at events, and to grow the overall audience and market potential for the future.

President & CEO of Samaritan's Feet International

Jeremy stands out in his ability to command the attention of an audience and passionately unite people around a common objective. I have worked with Jeremy for more than six years. In that time, I have directly witnessed his skills as a communicator, mobilizer, channel master strategist, coach and leader. He is a master communicator who can distill complex concepts into easily understood objectives. Whether in an individual meeting or presenting to large groups, Jeremy has a unique ability to connect with his audience, identify their needs, and provide valuable insights on how to improve their individual and team performance. Additionally, Jeremy Park meets no stranger, he's a dear friend and partner of Samaritan’s Feet. Not only has he served thousands of children in need in the greater Memphis area and beyond through our Shoes of Hope program, he has also been a huge advocate for our mission, that has helped create countless philanthropic impressions that's elevated our cause and mind share into the c-suite of numerous public and private corporations with his extensive connections that will live forever.

CEO of Premier Sports Management in Overland Park, KS

“Jeremy Park is clearly an expert in the area of corporate philanthropy and has the communications skills necessary to parlay his knowledge effectively to audiences. His ability to identify and share trends in how companies successfully leverage community outreach initiatives has great value for others to hear."

NAIFA Fort Worth Association

His presentation on ‘Giving for Growth: How community engagement differentiates your business, engages employees, and drives sales success’ was perfect for our group of mostly financial advisors and insurance agents. The room's positive energy and undivided attention was clearly due to Jeremy's talent as an engaging speaker and his strong message hit home to all. Many attendees walked away with some great ideas for both their business and personal lives. Jeremy's personal story and his presentation was interesting, thought provoking and motivating!

2014 Program Chair, Association of Fundraising Professionals, Memphis Chapter

"Jeremy spoke to our very diverse membership group during one of our monthly meetings, and was a huge hit. He tailored his message to our audience, and kept their full attention throughout his presentation. His message was uplifting and encouraging - what he and his team have accomplished in our city - mobilizing and inspiring others - is remarkable, and definitely a "best practice" to benchmark against. Jeremy is an excellent speaker, adept at engaging with an audience, and entertaining as well. I would readily endorse Jeremy as a speaker for any group you wish to inspire, delight and mobilize for positive action. His enthusiasm is infectious!"

Director, Avron B. Fogelman Professional Development Center, Fogelman College of Business and Economics, University of Memphis

"Jeremy Park’s speaking style is engaging to many diverse audiences. At the University of Memphis, Jeremy has touched the lives of many students with his inspiring and motivating approach to presentations. Many students have learned from him through a series of differentiated presentations and programs. Jeremy’s unique ability to 'tell a story' in such a dynamic way has led to U of M students sharing the following: 'best speaker I’ve ever heard,' 'awesome speaker,' 'I hope I can present like Jeremy Park one day.' Jeremy’s genuine style and personable approach to presentations is unique, memorable, and highly effective. I recommend him highly for any presentation where 'making a difference” to your audience is important.'"

, Associate Dean of Students for Leadership and Involvement, University of Memphis

"Jeremy Park has the tremendous ability to reach a variety of audiences through story telling and synthesizing how communities can partner with educational institutions to create change and growth that benefits all parties. His constant advocacy of our LEAD programs, as a way to increase and retain human capital, has resulted in valuable educational and financial partnerships for our University. Jeremy does this through articulating the value of connections, demonstrating an outcome-oriented vision and creating collaboration/programs that deliver results. His messages and efforts are transferable to multiple populations/communities and I look forward to witnessing what impact he can make beyond the Memphis community."

University of Memphis

Jeremy Park’s speaking style is engaging to many diverse audiences. At the University of Memphis, Jeremy has touched the lives of many students with his inspiring and motivating approach to presentations. Many students have learned from him through a series of differentiated presentations and programs. Jeremy’s unique ability to “tell a story” in such a dynamic way has led to U of M students sharing the following: “best speaker I’ve ever heard” “awesome speaker “I hope I can present like Jeremy Park one day” Jeremy’s genuine style and personable approach to presentations is unique, memorable, and highly effective. I recommend him highly for any presentation where “making a difference” to your audience is important.

Southaven Chamber of Commerce

Dear Jeremy, The Southaven Chamber owes you a debt of gratitude for working so closely with us in re-formatting our Quarterly Luncheon. We have observed how LPBC has focused on the positives in the community and dedicated such huge efforts in making a difference in Memphis by increasing awareness of community needs, then rolling up your sleeves and getting involved in BEING the difference! Leading by example is the name of the game! Encouraging businesses to network and connect with diverse groups and fellow businesses in the Mid-South area is essential in economic development and community wellness. Your energy and enthusiasm is contagious and we are so thankful for our relationship with you and Lipscomb-Pitts. Keep up the great work!

Creating Positive Change
Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Jeremy Park, corporate executive and philanthropist, author, executive producer and host of television and radio shows, and a sought after speaker and consultant for transforming organizations and individuals into catalysts for their community, is featured in the October issue of Desoto Magazine. Written by Jim Beaugez.

corporate executive and philanthropist, an author of two books and a weekly newspaper column, an executive producer and host of television and radio shows, and a sought after speaker and consultant for transforming organizations and individuals into catalysts for their community - See more at: http://www.executivespeakers.com/speaker/Jeremy_Park_#sthash.nQioltxT.dpuf

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Why Every Business Needs A Community Calling Card
Wednesday, July 6, 2016

If you’re a business owner or work in corporate communications today, chances are you not only deal with the marketing, advertising, public relations, social media and graphic design for your company, but you also work heavily with nonprofits, fielding requests and handling contributions, event sponsorships and other cause-related marketing efforts. For this reason, it’s important to understand key dynamics and trends in corporate philanthropy.

As VP of communications and a member of the LLC with Lipscomb & Pitts Insurance, president of the Lipscomb Pitts Breakfast Club and a radio host, television show host and author who highlights giving back, I work in just about all sides of corporate communications and philanthropy. I can say with certainty that understanding these dynamics and trends will allow you to differentiate and grow your business, all while benefiting others and your community. It will also allow you to recruit and retain top talent, and increase productivity as your company becomes more infused with purpose. Yes, giving leads to growth!

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Company Profit to Community Profit
Tuesday, January 5, 2016

By Caleb Downs

Jeremy Park on the set of The SPARK, a monthly TV program produced by the Lipscomb Pitts Breakfast Club.Jeremy Park on the set of The SPARK, a monthly TV program produced by the Lipscomb Pitts Breakfast Club.Jeremy Park ('99) is working to shift the focus of the business industry from company profit to community profit through philanthropy, positive news and volunteerism.
Park, who majored in marketing at UNT, is the vice president of communications at Lipscomb Pitts Insurance in Memphis, Tenn. However, he is most known for his work as president of the Lipscomb Pitts Breakfast Club, an organization made up of local and national businesses that work to positively impact Memphis and other communities in the mid-South.

"It's neat to see the transformation of corporate philosophy," Park says. "Money is a needed resource, but it doesn't physically solve a problem. People do."

Park produces and hosts a weekly radio show and a monthly television program, The SPARK. On the shows, he interviews business executives and community leaders about important trends and projects and how they are working to make a difference in their communities.

Park believes when companies and individuals work for the benefit of others, they benefit themselves.
"The more you get involved, the more opportunities you are going to have," Park says. "Giving back will get you ahead."

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CREATE THE POSITION YOU WANT
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

There is always more than one way to get where you want to go.  In today’s hyper-connected world where access to myriad people, information, and opportunities are at our fingertips, we no longer have to follow the “yellow brick road” to find success in our careers and fulfillment in our lives.  

With enough time and dedication, we can teach ourselves new skillsets like playing the guitar, making movies, and building websites.  We can increase our corporate value, but more importantly, we can now fully control our personal brand, build our own powerful sphere of influence, and take hold of our destiny. 

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