Welcome to The Dean’s List! The Dean’s List will profile up-and-comers in Memphis who are certain to be the next group of leaders in the nonprofit, corporate, government, and faith communities. The Dean’s List is curated by Kevin Dean, the Executive Director of Literacy Mid-South.
Anna Cardona is a Memphis native whose roots are firmly planted in the Land of the Delta Blues. After graduating from University of Memphis with an interior design degree, Anna has established herself as a marketing upstart. She’s currently the Designer/Marketer at Ledford Engineering & Planning. In her spare time, she spends quality time with her husband and her daughter. She’s active in the arts community, hosting the annual Words Matter event. Anna has a bright future as a leader in Memphis, and that’s why she made The Dean’s List!
Why do you choose Memphis over other cities?
Memphis has a sense of community and everyone is connected to one another by a couple of degrees of separation at the most. It’s a big small town, and we have the best of both worlds here.
What’s your favorite experience living in Memphis?
The entire month of May is one big non-stop party. We celebrate music, barbeque, world culture and Memphis history. It’s such a fun time for the city!
Name three people that you think add the most character to our city.
Do they have to be living? If we are just talking about people currently living in the city I would say J.W Gibson, Carolyn Hardy and John Carroll. These three people each embody a character traits that I think are uniquely ‘Memphian’; Hope, hard work and optimism.
If one of your friends was coming to Memphis to visit and wanted you to build their itinerary, what would it look like?
Breakfast at Brother Juniper’s, a walk around The Dixon Gallery & Gardens, lunch at Gus’ Fried Chicken, Tour the National Civil Rights Museum, Driving tour with Tad Pierson around downtown & the river, dinner at Chez Phillipe, dancing & drinks after at Paula Raiford’s Disco.Continue Reading …