Christian Brothers University’s (CBU) Director of Corporate and Community Relations, Henry Brenner, was appointed to the Shelby County 9-1-1 Emergency Communications District. Brenner will work to educate the community on the proper times to telephone 9-1-1 and save lives.
Brenner’s four year term run through December 2012. This is his second consecutive opportunity to serve the community through the Shelby County 9-1-1 Emergency Communications. Along with the other board members and volunteers, Brenner will promote the use of non-emergency numbers such as 2-1-1 and 5-1-1 in situations that are not life threatening. The Shelby County 9-1-1 Emergency Communications District has been conducting an educational campaign to battle the rise in inappropriate 9-1-1 calls.
Brenner graduated from Christian Brothers University in 1968 and has since served in several leadership positions with the University, including service on the Board of Trustees and the Dean’s Advisory Board for the School of Business. He is a former president of the CBU National Alumni Association, received the Distinguished Alumnus Award in 1985, and was honored by School of Business with its Community Service Award in 2006.
His community involvement includes service on the boards of Ave Maria Home, The Mid-South Fair, 100 Club of Memphis, the Fire Museum of Memphis and the Memphis Development Foundation. Brenner served as co-chair of the Ave Maria Home Golf Tournament and chairman of the Celebrity Committee for the FedEx St. Jude Golf Classic. He also served as finance chair of the Shelby County Republican Party and was a candidate for election to the Shelby County Commission in 1994.