michael hooksWith over 15 years of experience in project management and public affairs, Michael Hooks, Jr. serves as founder and CEO at Allworld Project Management. Michael received his Bachelor’s degree at Hampton University in Hampton, Va. and graduate level education at the University of Memphis Executive MBA program and Christian Brothers University Project Management Certification Program. Michael has received various training & certifications in leadership management, project management, energy efficiency, construction specifications and economic development.

Additionally, his government relations experience adds a detailed knowledge and understanding of local, state and federal procedures including finance and administration. Participation in the administration of several complex projects from the NBA Arena (FedEx Forum) in 2001 to the current $250 million Memphis Sewer Consent Decree Program has led to valuable knowledge used to complete tasks on time and budget.

Michael founded Allworld Project Management in 2010 and has grown this firm to employ 42 full-time employees working currently in five states. Allworld was recently awarded the 2017 Small Business Of The Year by the Memphis Business Journal and Outstanding Business Of The Year by the Memphis Area Black Business Association. Michael is married to Kenya Hooks, Esq. and has two daughters, Morgan and Miranda. He is a member of Omega Psi Phi fraternity and New Directions Christian Church. He also serves as a board member of Rotary Club Of Memphis (Central) and Memphis Area Minority Construction Association.The Chairman's Circle is made up of local leaders whose investment in the Chamber drives transformational change in Memphis. With more than 100 members representing more than 100,000 employees, members of the Chairman's Circle use their collective strengths as community and business leaders to create a clear path to positive change in Memphis and the Mid-South.