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Allie J. Prescott

Lawyer. Entrepreneur. Sports enthusiast. Father. Community leader. Trailblazer. Legend. 

Prominent Memphis native and influential community leader, Allie Prescott is senior vice president at Waddell & Associates, where he focuses on business development and client relationship initiatives. 

A proud alumnus of Memphis State University Law School, Allie has practiced law since 1972 and is a Rule 31 Civil Mediator certified by the Tennessee Supreme Court. His commitment to community service and leadership development is punctuated by his graduation from Leadership Memphis and Goals for Memphis Leadership Academy, now known as the New Memphis Institute. Allie was honored with the Chairman’s Award from Carnival Memphis in 2017. In 2022, he was named an honoree for the Pillars of Excellence, an award that recognizes attorneys serving in the Greater Memphis legal community who have made significant contributions to the practice of law. 

While widely recognized as the esteemed president and general manager of the Memphis Redbirds, and the previous vice president and general manager of the Memphis Chicks, his commitment to enhancing the quality of life in his beloved hometown extends far beyond the ballpark. Allie has held pivotal positions in the community such as executive director of the Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association (MIFA) and executive director of the City of Memphis Park Commission.  

Allie’s passion for sports led him to become a respected college basketball official in the SEC and Conference USA. His talents in officiating culminated in appearances at the NCAA Tournament in 1985, 1986, 1989, 1990, and 1992. Recognition for his contributions to athletics includes induction into The M Club Athletic Hall of Fame at the University of Memphis in 1996, the University of Memphis Athletic Hall of Fame for baseball, the Memphis Park Commission Hall of Fame for baseball, the State of Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame, and, most recently, the Memphis Sports Hall of Fame in 2023. Allie fulfilled an item on his bucket list when he served as interim athletic director at the University of Memphis for six months in 2019. 

Allie’s other accolades include being named Communicator of the Year by the Public Relations Society of America’s Memphis Chapter in 2001 and earning the Distinguished Alumnus title from the University of Memphis in 2003. His leadership as the President of the University of Memphis National Alumni Association from 2011 to 2012 further solidifies his commitment to his alma mater. 

Allie embodies the spirit of his favorite quote, “The time is always right to do what is right.” He shares his life with his wife, Barbara, and their two grown children, Allie and Allison, in Memphis, where he is a familiar face at University of Memphis sports events. In his downtime, he dreams of playing more golf and fulfilling his long-held desire to visit the Grand Canyon. 

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