Memphis Executive Director
Stand for Children
Cardell Orrin currently serves as the Memphis Executive Director for Stand for Children. Prior to this, Cardell was the founder and principal of Linx Consulting. Over 10 years, Cardell was involved in projects that impacted the community across a wide breadth of areas including strategic planning, community development, public strategies, and technology services. Before founding Linx Consulting, Cardell moved back to Memphis to serve as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) at LeMoyne-Owen College.
Cardell has a passion for serving the community, and has led efforts as a founding board member of Hattiloo Theatre, Memphis Urban League Young Professionals, and the Benjamin Hooks Institute for Social Change Advisory Board. With an understanding of how politics influences the community, Cardell co-founded New Path, a local political action committee, focused on engaging young people in the political process and electing solutions-oriented candidates to office. He continues service as Board Chair for Freedom Preparatory Academy, and serves on the boards of Hattiloo Theatre, Whole Child Strategies, Overton Park Conservancy, and Zion Community Project. Cardell has been honored by the April 4th Foundation with their Trailblazer Award.
Cardell graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science and Engineering in Computer Science and Engineering with additional studies in African American Studies and Entrepreneurial Management.