Memphis Treasures was born out of a desire to record, preserve and release the stories that made Memphis the city that it is today. I wanted to provide a platform for Memphians to tell their story in such a way that we could hear directly from the person. Also important was the preservation of these stories, memories and thoughts of the individuals who played such a part in our history.

A podcast and blog is the perfect medium in which to disseminate this information as it allows the listener to pick and choose which subjects, people and events that interest them. I hope this endeavor both teaches and entertains the listener/viewer and that we will all collectively gain a better understanding of our great city.

Who is Mark?

Mark White is a life-long Memphian who has spent the past 30 years in the technology space focused on software for non-profits and large organizations. He served as an Executive Vice President for Shelby Systems/Ministry Brands. He is the founder and host of the popular podcast, Our Memphis History, and was appointed to the Shelby County Historical Commission in 2022 by Mayor Lee Harris.

Mark has served non-profits in many areas including as principal webmaster for Germantown Charity Horse Show, Shelby Country Right to Life and other local organizations. He has served on the Board of Directors as Chairman and Treasurer at StoryBoard Memphis and currently serves on the board of the Memphis & Shelby County Optimist Club.

A frequent speaker, Mark has delivered presentations on topics such as Using Social Media, How To Use LinkedIn in Your Job Search, and Protecting Your Online Identity, for various groups including the Career Transitions organization which helps the unemployed enter the workforce.