Patrick “Trey” Carter III
The Next Big Thing!
By Joy Doss
I am heavily invested in the collective success of our city, and value any opportunity to shine a positive light on Memphis. I am very excited and humbled to be included alongside some of the country’s most exciting rising stars and thought leaders. Patrick Trey Carter III

Local businessman, Patrick Trey Carter III, has been named one of the top 35 Millennial Influencers in the Country by the Next Big Thing Movement. Carter is the only Memphian and Tennessean to be included on the 2018 list, and on March 10th he will be honored alongside peers at the Next Big Thing Movement’s annual Forward Conference in New York City, NY.

The Next Big Thing Movement is a global, non-profit organization that supports and recognizes millennials who are change agents and difference makers. Its network includes over 20,000 young professionals and creatives and the organization serves as a social movement and platform that encourages collaborative efforts that helps guide young professionals to success, turning their passion into provision. Programs are focused on connecting individuals of different ethnicities and socioeconomic levels and different stages in their respective career journeys.

A second-generation entrepreneur, Carter carries forth the legacy of his father as the President of Olympic Career Training Institute (OCTI). OCTI is a logistics and distribution training company certified by the Department of Labor, the Veterans Affairs Administration and TN Higher Education Commission as a post-secondary school headquartered in Memphis, TN.

Outside of his career, Carter is also active in the Memphis community as a civic leader and served as a Commissioner on the Shelby County Emergency Communications District, and on several boards including the Greater Memphis Chamber of Commerce and the Autozone Liberty Bowl Patriots Club.

This is an amazing opportunity to represent Tennessee, specifically Memphis,
on the national stage,” Carter says on being named a Top 35 Millennial
Influencer by the Next Big Thing Movement. Patrick "Trey" Carter III

Meet Trey

  • 2001 Graduate of White Station High School
  • BA – International Business/ Business Management, Florida A&M University
  • E200 Certification, Small Business Administration
  • Talent Identification Program (TIP), Duke University
Community /Professional Leadership

  • Board of Directors – Greater Memphis Chamber of Commerce
  • Founding Board Member – West Cancer Center
  • Board of Directors – Shelby County 911
  • Co-Chair – Shelby County Housing Authority
  • Vice President – Memphis Urban League Young Professionals
  • President – Graceland Toastmasters
  • Board Member – Mayor’s Young Professionals Council
  • Soundcheck – Growing The Memphis Economy
  • Board Memphis – Make-A-Wish Foundation Mid-South
  • Memphis Urban League
  • NAACP Memphis Branch
His Company

Olympic Career Training Institute is a post-secondary institution that provides vocational workforce training to create highly skilled individuals for the workforce. OCTI is a Department of Labor, Tennessee Higher Education Commission, and Veteran Affairs approved training provider that is committed to career training. Whether the needs are for an individual or a Fortune 500 company, we can accommodate the training needs.

Trey Carter

Entrepreneur. Speaker. Consultant. Social Change Influencer.

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