Commissioner Mickell M. Lowery
Commissioner Lowery was elected to the County Commission on August 2, 2018, to represent the constituents of District 8 which includes areas of Downtown, Frayser, South Memphis, and Central Gardens.
Mickell, the son of former Memphis City Councilman and Mayor Pro Tem Myron Lowery, holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business from LeMoyne-Owen College and a Master’s Degree in Operations Management from the University of Arkansas.
Commissioner Lowery is a strong supporter of our community, serving on numerous boards, including Board of Trustees for LeMoyne-Owen College and Board of Directors for the Fire Museum of Memphis. He is the Past-President of the Downtown Neighborhood Association and has been a youth football coach for 11 years; in the Collierville Youth Association, Bartlett Youth Association, and Whitehaven Youth Association, despite not having a child or family member on any of his teams. Mickell is a youth mentor for Charjean Elementary School and has helped to implement after-school tutoring programs at Georgian Hills Elementary, Sheffield Elementary, Treadwell Middle School, and Kingsbury High School with the A+ Learning Academy. He is the former President and Vice President of the National Alumni Association of LeMoyne-Owen College. Mickell currently serves as Chairman of the Board of the Memphis Housing Authority and elected to the Democratic State Executive Committee in Senate District 29 with more than 12,000 votes.
Many awards have been bestowed upon him. Among them are Memphis Business Journal’s Top 40 Under 40, and Ebony Magazine’s Top 30 Under 30. Additionally Mickell has been recognized for his extensive community service and professional accomplishments by Diversity MBA Magazine and Memphis Crosswords Magazine. Commissioner Lowery is a graduate of the Leadership Memphis Executive Class and is a New Memphis Institute Fellow and alumni of Nexus Leadership.
Commissioner Lowery has been employed with FedEx for 17 years and has held positions in Global Product Marketing, IT Strategy management, and U.S. Sales. He currently serves as a District Sales Manager and is the recipient of the FedEx Five Star Award which is given each year to the top two percent of employees as well as the FedEx Sales Ambassadors Award, given to the top 10% of sales leaders in the corporation.
Mickell and his wife, Chonisa, have three daughters, Channise, Myla, and Milan.