Barry Yoakum named the Board Chair for the 2019 Memphis in May festival

The Memphis in May International Festival announced last night that archimania Principal Barry Alan Yoakum, FAIA will serve as the Board Chair for the 2019 festival. The 2018 Board Chair, Kristen Wright, officially passed the gavel at the organization’s Annual Meeting at the Memphis Botanic Gardens.

“Barry is a lifelong Memphian who is passionate about the City of Memphis and the Memphis in May Festival. So it is only fitting that he should be board chair this year, when we break from tradition and honor the City of Memphis and Shelby County in our month-long salute,” said James L. Holt, president and CEO of Memphis in May International Festival.

Congrats, Barry! You can read the full press release at the Memphis in May International Festival's website.