Tim Lampkin

CEO, Higher Purpose Co.

Clarksdale, MS

Accelerate Collaboration, Act Local First, Cultivate Connection, Prioritize Equity, Share Ownership, Shift Capital  |  Community Capital, Community Economic Development, Funding / Investment, Incubator / Accelerator, Rural Community Development, Technical Assistance

Tim helps build community wealth in underserved areas across the Northwest Region of the Mississippi Delta by focusing on small business development, strategic real estate investing, and social enterprise initiatives.

Tim Lampkin is the CEO of Higher Purpose Co., a nonprofit social impact agency based in Clarksdale, MS building community wealth in the Northwest Region of the Mississippi Delta by focusing on small business development, strategic real estate investing, and social enterprise initiatives. He previously worked as a Community Development Officer for Southern Bancorp Community Partners (SBCP) where he helped secure over a million dollars for various community projects in Coahoma County. Prior to his role at SBCP, he worked with the DEBTS Program at Delta State University to support entrepreneurs.

Lampkin has a B.S. in Business Administration from Mississippi Valley State University, MBA from Delta State University, and a M.S. in Organizational Performance from Bellevue University. He is currently completing his Doctorate of Education at the University of Arkansas. Tim was included on Magic Johnson’s 32 under 32 list in 2016, and has been featured by the Daily Yonder and the Huffington Post. He was selected in April 2017 to serve on the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Community Development Advisory Council for three years.