Willie F. Brooks, Jr., District 6
Willie F. Brooks, Jr. is a Compensation Advisor and administers corporate compensation programs for U.S. Operations at FedEx. He earned the Senior Professional Human Resources Certification (SPHR) from the HR Certification Institute, and in 2002, received the FedEx Five Star Award, the most prestigious award the company bestows on its employees. Willie was elected, in 2003, to the Memphis City School Board of Commissioners and to the Memphis Charter Commission in 2006. In 2004, he received the honor of Broad Fellow from the Broad Institute for School Boards. In 2014, Willie was elected Chairman Pro Tempore on the County Commission County.
Willie is active in his fraternity, Kappa Alpha Psi, Inc. In 1997 and 2004, he received the Kappa Man of the Year award, and in 2007, was appointed the 21st Province Polemarch (Regional President) of the South Central Province.
His dedication to the community and professional affiliations includes his membership of: Leadership Memphis, Board Chairman Star Academy Charter School, and Board Chairman Memphis Cares Mentoring Movement. He served on the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Multicultural African American Advisory Committee and as the National Chairman of St. Jude Partnership Initiatives, which raised more than $1.4 million dollars through the Sunday of Hope Program.
The Memphis TriState Defender named him one of “50 Men of Excellence” and the Silver Star News magazine recognized him as a positive role model, contributing to the general welfare of the Greater Memphis area. Willie has served as a one-on-one mentor in the Memphis City Schools CONNECT Mentoring Program, and as Chairman of the FEDEX African American Network, has been the impetus to involve others at FEDEX in mentoring. Since 2009, more than 200 FEDEX employees have signed up as mentors. Willie is a Deacon and past Chairman of the Men’s Ministry at Temple of Deliverance of Church of God In Christ (COGIC). He is married to Dianne Brooks and has two children, Kemmashela and Willie III.