STS Enterprise celebrates team members honored by Memphis Business Journal

From top to bottom, when STS Enterprise says it is “Making Excellence The Norm” that

is exactly the organization means. This week, the leadership development nonprofit

officially congratulated members of its organization listed as Memphis Business

Journal’s (MBJ) “40 Under Forty” for 2018.

The nonprofit’s co-founder, Alton Cryer was named to the MBJ 2018 class. Cryer has

served as Business Development Officer at Orion Federal Credit Union since 2017. in

his role, he manages and coaches a team to provide financial services to organizations

and companies across the Mid-South in addition to leading financial literacy workshops.

STS Enterprise’s Board Chairman, Corbin I. Carpenter, was also among the list of 2018

honorees. Carpenter is co-owner and a managing-member of Carpenter Law, PLLC.

His firm specializes in the area of corporate and municipal finance law, specifically with

tax-exempt bond financings for affordable multifamily housing, airports, utilities, and

other various economic development projects throughout the southeastern region.

Carpenter additionally manages employees and oversees all operations for the firm.

The list goes on as STS Enterprise board member Phillip Rix was also named to 2018

“40 Under Forty” class. A designer chocolatier, Rix’s brand, Phillip Ashley Chocolates,

has served high-profile clients such as FedEx, Disney, Stevie Wonder and others with

gifts, events and personal treats. His designer chocolates are also sold by national

luxury retailers, and he was featured as the official chocolatier for both the 58th

Grammy Celebration and 69th Emmy Awards Governors Ball.

“At STS we talk constantly about ‘Setting the Standard’ and ‘Making Excellence the

Norm.’ Those are not just slogans for us. They are mottos that shape our lifestyle.

These gentlemen have shown we continue to set the bar high,” said Jeremy Calhoun,

co-founder and president of STS Enterprise. “I am excited to see them being honored

for the great work they are doing professionally and civically through organizations such

as STS. We have so many great leaders on our board, executive team and as student

coaches. This is just a preview of what we offer to our youth in Memphis!”

Since 2012, STS Enterprise has been developing and empowering the next generation

of leaders through a unique structure where its board, executive team and coaches

reflect its student membership – young, diverse and driven. The nonprofit looks forward

to continue doing honor-worthy work through its leaders and students.

About STS Enterprise Corporation

In 2012, Jeremy Calhoun and Alton Cryer acted on their passions for youth and the Greater Memphis community by introducing STS Enterprise Corporation. A 501 (c)(3) nonprofit, the organization is

dedicated to developing and empowering the next generation of Mid-South leaders. Through Authentic, Transformative and Excellence-Driven programs, the nonprofit is encouraging students to exceed expectations, defy stereotypes, and create an unyielding mindset. Learn more about how STS Enterprise is “Making Excellence The Norm” at