Wharton becomes a consultant

Former Memphis Mayor A C Wharton has launched a private business and public policy consulting firm called The A C Wharton Group, according to the Commercial Appeal.

Wharton, who lost his bid for reelection Oct. 8 to Jim Strickland, will be the lead principal of the group, which will focus on helping clients bring “change through innovation,” according to its website, www.theacwhartongroup.com.

…Wharton’s not the first of his administration to go into consulting. His former Human Resources director, Quintin Robinson, created his own private consulting firm this year, touting his experience with handling health care crises.