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Mahaffey recognizes Pretsch and DeVore

People | November 30, 2020 | By:

In a nod to Mahaffey Event & Tent Rentals’ positive impact in support of a wide-ranging customer base, Mahaffey chairman William (Bill) Pretsch has received the Lifetime Achievement Award from Vistage Worldwide, a global CEO group.

“The Vistage Lifetime Achievement Award signifies Bill’s inspiring leadership, business wisdom and track record of making bold yet sound decisions that benefit the company, employees and the community,” says Vistage master chair Bently C. Goodwin. 

Another Mahaffey executive also received recent leadership recognition. Cherie Turman DeVore has been named “CFO of the Year” in the private company category by the Memphis Business Journal. Devore has served as CFO for 15 years.

“The history of Mahaffey is one of consistent invention, adaptation and unshakable commitment to create solutions, often in tough environments,” says Pretsch. “Our team solves problems that require both engineering prowess and the ability to anticipate people needs in the spaces we build.”

Mahaffey Event & Tent Rentals, Memphis, Tenn., was founded 96 years ago by brothers Owen, Gene and Earl Mahaffey. It has been owned by the Pretsch family since 1972, first by William F. Pretsch, who purchased the company from the Mahaffeys, and now chairman Bill Pretsch, who purchased it from his father in 2011 in partnership with president George Smith. 

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