Richards Recognized for Involvement with the Junior Achievement Young Professionals Board of Memphis

Megan E. Richards, a financial analyst with Mercer Capital, has been recognized for her involvement with the Junior Achievement Young Professionals Board (JAYPB) of Memphis and the Mid-South. Megan, alongside JAYPB’s other leaders, were featured in the most recent edition of the Memphis Business Journal’s “People on the Move” section.

 JAYPB is a group of innovative, energetic, and philanthropic young professionals with an interest in financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and work-readiness. Members are ambassadors for JA throughout the Memphis community and work to support the organization’s mission.

“I strongly believe in the importance of educating young people about finance and economics and am proud to have the opportunity to serve as an officer on the Junior Achievement Young Professionals Board,” says Megan.  “Junior Achievement played a significant role in shaping my understanding of business as a young student.  Serving on the JAYPB is an invaluable opportunity to pay this forward and promote financial literacy in my community.”

Megan is involved in the valuation of public and private companies, as well as financial institutions, employee stock ownership plans, estate and gift tax planning, and other corporate entities. Along with Jay Wilson, vice president of Mercer Capital, Megan publishes research on valuation issues related to the Medical Technology industry in the newsletter Value Focus: MedTechWith Madeleine Davis, a senior financial analyst with Mercer Capital, she also publishes research related to the Real Estate industry in the newsletter Value Focus: Real Estate.