James R. "Randy" Richardson
Executive Director / EDGE Executive VP
Mr. Richardson was employed by the Memphis and Shelby County Port Commission as Administrative Manager in June 1990 and promoted to Deputy Director in 1993. Mr. Richardson was hired to be the Interim Executive Director on July 1, 2010, upon the retirement of Donald C. McCrory. Mr. Richardson was promoted to Executive Director in November of 2010. The Director’s primary duty is to promote industrial, economic and environmental development for the “International Port of Memphis” in Memphis, Tennessee.
Mr. Richardson is a member and past Chairman of the Board of Inland Rivers Ports and Terminals. Mr. Richardson is also on the Board of Directors and is the Basin Chairman for the Lower Mississippi River. Mr. Richardson is on the Board of Directors of the National Waterways Conference. Mr. Richardson is also a member of the Transportation Research Board in Washington, D.C. and the Marine Marine Transportation System National Advisory Council. Mr. Richardson is the Chairman of of the Area Maritime Security Committee – Memphis. Mr. Richardson is a member of the Society of American Military Engineers, Member of the Presidents Island Industrial Association and on the Board of Directors of Memphis Plywood Company.
Mr. Richardson was born in Biloxi, Mississippi but raised in Memphis, Tennessee. Mr. Richardson graduated from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 1987 with a BA in Geography and with a Masters Degree in City and Regional Planning from the University of Memphis in 1989. Mr. Richardson is married to Cathy and has three children.
Ms. Davis is the Office Manager for the Memphis and Shelby County Port Commission. Her duties include administration of Port leases and permits, processing accounts payable and receivable, preparing monthly financial reports and general office functions. Ms. Davis joined the Port Commission in 1985 as Executive Secretary. She was promoted to office Manager for the Port Commission in 1996. Ms. Davis obtained her real estate broker’s license from the state of Tennessee in 1985.
A native of Cleveland, Mississippi, she has lived in Memphis since 1976. Ms. Davis attended Delta State University and the University of Mississippi where she majored in Art history and General Business. She and her husband Bill are members of Christ United Methodist Church and have two daughters.