Kathy Buckman Gibson named Memphis Change Maker

KBG Technologies’ President and CEO Recognized for Making Memphis Better

KBG Technologies’ President and CEO, Kathy Buckman Gibson, was honored as one of 40 Change Makers at Leadership Memphis’ 40th Anniversary celebration luncheon on May 21. The Change Makers represent a diverse group of leaders who drive positive change through business, healthcare, arts/education, and nonprofit/community involvement.

The honorees were selected by a panel of judges for their positive impact in Memphis over the past 40 years. As a business and community leader, Buckman Gibson has gathered knowledge, galvanized resources and exerted her influence to facilitate change. She served as Buckman’s chairman of the board until 2017, when she launched KBG Technologies — the only woman-owned, full-service specialty chemistry provider for pulp and paper.

Buckman Gibson is also the founding board chair of First 8 Memphis, a new nonprofit devoted to serving Shelby County children 0-8 and their families through high quality early childhood programs. She is currently a board member of Seeding Success, Tennesseans for Quality Early Education and the National Civil Rights Museum.

“I am honored to be a part of such an exceptional group,” said Buckman Gibson. “I am inspired by the extraordinary changes they have accomplished, and am excited to continue working together to make Memphis a better community.” Leadership Memphis is a nonprofit leadership development organization whose mission is to prepare and mobilize leaders to work together for the good of the whole community. To learn more about Leadership Memphis or Change Makers, visit LeadershipMemphis.org.

June 18, 2019