MEMPHIS, Tenn. (March 16, 2011) – Gwyn R. Fisher, the Executive Director of MPACT Memphis, has been selected to participate in the Brussels Forum March 25-27, 2011 and to represent the British Council Transatlantic Network 2020 (TN2020) at the Young Professionals Summit in Brussels, Belgium on March 26, 2011 at the Conrad Hotel.

The Young Professionals Summit is a part of the internationally recognized,  Brussels Forum – a meeting of the most influential political, corporate and intellectual leaders in the United States and Europe to address the challenges facing both sides of the Atlantic.  The goal of the 2011 Young Professionals Summit is to listen to the perspective of a younger generation and involve them in finding solutions.

Ms. Fisher was invited to participate based upon her dedication to developing talent in the city of Memphis and her grassroots approach to connecting young professionals.

“We are intrigued by Gwyn’s innovative work.  It is inspirational and engaging, and we are delighted that Gwyn is able to come from Memphis and represent the British Council at this very high profile international event in the very heart of Europe,” said Robin Davies, the Head of the EU Team at the British Council Office in Brussels.

Ms. Fisher has discussed her opportunity with Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr., Shelby County Mayor Mark H. Luttrell Jr. and other city officials and top-level leaders to confirm the best way for Memphis to receive representation and acknowledgment at the summit.

“I’ve known Gwyn for some time now, and I know she will represent Memphis and Shelby County proudly in Brussels. I appreciate all the work she does with our young professional community, and I look forward to finding out what more we can do to make their lives here more prosperous,” Luttrell said.

“I’m honored to be selected,” said Fisher, “and I look forward to sharing my knowledge and passion for Memphis with my European and North American colleagues.  Our approach to engaging young professionals can be easily translated on an international scale and the Young Professionals Summit is the perfect forum.”

To find out more about the Brussels Forum and Young Professionals Summit, visit the website at

About Gwyn Fisher

Ms. Fisher is the Executive Director of MPACT Memphis, a nationally and internationally recognized organization dedicated to engaging and supporting Memphis’ diverse young professionals.  She is a former attorney and served as Law Clerk to a federal judge for four years.  Gwyn received a Bachelor of Arts in French from Scripps College and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Memphis.  She has published in legal journals and is currently a contributing author for Smart City Memphis.  Gwyn is a recipient of the 2010 Memphis Business Journal’s “Top 40 Under 40” award.  She has also been recognized as one of Memphis’ “Power Players” by Memphis Business Quarterly and listed in Memphis Magazine’s 2010 list of “Who’s Who.”  Gwyn is also a participant in the British Council Transatlantic Network (TN2020), and invitation-only consortium of the top young professionals from Europe and North America.  She currently lives in Midtown with her ugly pug MoMo.

About MPACT Memphis

MPACT Memphis is a nonprofit organization founded in 2001 that above all, connects Memphis’ diverse, creative generation of young professionals to each other and to the community. It is also a national model for other unaffiliated young professional organizations. To learn more about MPACT Memphis, visit their website at