Executive Profile: Dennis Ring with Peer Power Foundation
Memphis Business Journal | Michelle Corbet
Dennis Ring was recently hired as development director by the Peer Power Foundation. He and his wife, Dr. Kristen Ring, the new head of Hutchison School, moved to Memphis this summer. MBJ spoke with Dennis Ring to get his approach on fundraising, and he gave us some personal background with this Q&A.
Born and Raised: Clemmons, North Carolina
First Job: Tanglewood Golf Course
Last Job: Director of the UMS-Wright Preparatory School Foundation in Mobile, Alabama
Education: North Carolina State University; Winston-Salem State University
Residence: We live on the campus of Hutchison School.
Family: Wife: Dr. Kristen Ring; sons: Reilly (15) and Colby (14); daughter: Samantha (9); dogs: Harold and Betty
Word that best describes you: Strategic
Goal yet to be achieved: Travel to each continent with my children and wife
Like best about your job: Knowing that we are moving the needle in a positive direction for students
Like least about your job: My conflicting feelings of urgency and patience
First choice for a new career: NBA or NCAA basketball coach
Favorite cause: Education
Favorite movie: "Brian's Song," but "Hoosiers" is a close second
Favorite Memphis restaurant: Everywhere we have eaten has been incredible, but Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen, Swanky's Tacos and Belmont Grill stand out.
Favorite vacation spot: Grand Cayman Islands