Member Spotlight: Kassidy Johnson


What has been your favorite activity/project this year?

  • My favorite activities have been Merry Marketplace, my community shift at Su Casa and working the sustainer activity at the CRC.

Why did you get involved in the JLM?

  • My great colleagues! Both Bethany McRae and Lauren Price spoke so highly of the League and all that it offered. As a new Memphian, I was looking for an opportunity to get involved within a structured organization of women.

What have you learned from being a member of the JLM?

  • I have learned that there are a lot of underrepresented communities that need our assistance, and, unfortunately, we can’t do it all. I have also learned how to be more flexible with my schedule and still complete all the tasks at hand. Finally, I have learned that there are women just as Type A and just as enthusiastic about serving as I am. It is impressive to be amongst a group of women like that.

What are you passionate about in the community and in JLM?

  • I am very interested in the interworking of the League. My background is in communications and public policy, and as a subject matter expert in the field, I am passionate about sharing that expertise. I am looking forward to working on the AJLI conference to learn more!

What’s been your favorite GMM location and/or speaker?

  • My favorite speaker hands down is Sally Pace. Her matriculation in her career and the League are a blueprint for me. Amazing!

What is your occupation?

  • Liaison for Issues Management

Who has inspired you in your career/field?

  • I have been inspired by many women; Stephanie Tubbs Jones, Julianne Malveaux, Sara Hall and Emily Callahan, to name a few.

What is your favorite Memphis restaurant?

  • Golden India. I LOVE Indian food. Plus the owner is adorbs.

Who’s your favorite sports team?

  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers. But since I am in Memphis…Go Grizz!

What is your favorite quote?

  • “We may encounter many defeats, but we must not be defeated.” Maya Angelou

What is the last book you read and would recommend?

  • Looking On Me by Katrina McGhee