For release: August 18, 2011
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Allie Prescott has been elected president of the University of Memphis Alumni Association National Executive Board
of Directors. He succeeds Deanie Parker, who will remain on the board as immediate
Prescott holds his bachelor’s and law degrees from the U of M, and he is a life member
of the University of Memphis Alumni Association. As a former adviser to the executive
director and former vice president for membership, he is serving his fifth year on
the national board. He was named Outstanding Alumnus from the College of Arts & Sciences
in 2002 and Distinguished Alumnus of the University in 2003. He is a former baseball
player for the U of M and is still active in the M Club; he was inducted into the
M Club’s Hall of Fame in 1996.
A native Memphian, Prescott is the owner of a consulting company, Allie Prescott &
Partners LLC, and is a senior advisor for Waddell & Associates, Inc. Prescott was
president and CEO of the Memphis Redbirds AAA baseball team from 1997 to 2001. He
and his wife, Barbara, a U of M alumna, (BSEd ’71, MEd ’73), have two children, Allie
and Allison (BA ’06).
Serving on the board with Prescott will be Anita Vaughn, Wei Chen, Kim Barnett, Renee
DeGutis, the Hon. Butch Childers, Eric Robertson, Jim Strickland, Cathy Ross, Marla
Johnson Norris, John Bobango, Theopolis Holeman, Roberto Young, Ben Watkins, David
Kustoff, Dana Gabrion, and Ron Hart. Advisers to the board president will be Mark
Long, the Hon. Diane Vescovo, John Koski, John Lawrence, Martin Zummach, Paul Jewell,
Rob Evans, and Dr. Robert Wright.