Ernie Hilliard

Executive Director of Memphis Economic Development Partnership and Economic Opportunities

Ernie was called to serve with the Memphis Leadership Foundation in December 2011 to provide strategic leadership and oversight of its economic and workforce development ministry, a program that works to empower unemployed and underemployed men and women who face significant barriers to employment to economic self-sufficiency through gainful employment.  Ernie has many years of executive management and workforce development experience and has been actively engaged in community service in Memphis for many years. Ernie is an elder at Hope Church in Cordova and is married to Ethele Hilliard

Antonese N. James

Volunteer Administrative Support

I joined Economic Opportunities on November 28, 2011, under the supervision of Seedco. After leaving Seedco I stayed on with EcOp as a volunteer because I love what EcOp represents and the contributions that they make to society. My job at EcOp is performing as a Receptionist, Computer Lab Monitor, and Administrative Support, Liaison between clients and office staff, and Lead Volunteer.