MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Former Memphis Mayor A C Wharton is joining ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Wharton will be working with the group on a part-time basis.
ALSAC CEO and President Richard Shadyac released a statement about the hire:
Wharton also expressed his excitement to work with ALSAC.
Wharton hinted that he would do something like this when he left office.
"I'll do something that is not only rewarding to me personally but also to the benefit of our citizens," Wharton told Joe Birch during an exit interview in December 2015.
With Wharton joining St. Jude that means the hospital now employs two men who led Memphis for the past several years. Toney Armstrong joined St. Jude after leaving the position of Memphis Police Department Director.