NEXUS Leadership Experience

NEXUS is proud to award the Memphis Mentoring Awards in conjunction with our Annual Leadership Luncheon on March 1. This special event highlights those individuals/organization/company who shares our passion for Mentoring.

Join us on March 1 for the NEXUS Leadership Luncheon at Second Presbyterian Church. Speaker with Loren Roberts, “Boss of the Moss”, PGA Tour-Champions Tour Player who will be speaking about the impact of Mentoring.

Nominations are being accepted in the following categories:

  • Mentoring Organization/Non Profit: An Organization/Non-Profit that successfully promotes mentoring through relationships and teaching for the betterment of the community.
  • Mentoring Industry/Company: An Industry/Company that encourages and promotes
    mentoring to it’s employees for the betterment of the community
  • Outstanding Male Mentor: Male leader within the Memphis community that has shown outstanding leadership and mentorship and impacted the next generation.
  • Outstanding Female Mentor: Female leader within the Memphis community that has shown outstanding leadership and mentorship and impacted the next generation.
  • Outstanding NEXUS Mentor: A NEXUS Alumni that continues to given back to the NEXUS program and the Memphis community through the tools he/she learned from their NEXUS Experience(s) to the emerging leader base.

If you know of a person/company/organization who is making a difference through Mentoring, CLICK HERE to make your nomination today through February 12.


We are excited about the session schedule for the NEXUS Class of 2016, we have invited dynamic Memphis leaders that will speak each month on leadership topics that we believe every leader must master!  Alumni are invited to attend the monthly sessions.

Please contact NEXUS, for any questions regarding recruitment for the Class of 2016.

Announcing the NEXUS Class of 2016 Session Speakers and Dates:

August 22, 2015 / Opening Retreat / For The Kingdom Camp / Memphis, Tennessee / 8:30am-4:30pm

September 10, 2015     James Armfield, CEO, Firethorn Pictures & Larry Jensen, President & CEO, Commercial Advisors, LLC

October 1, 2015           Terri Lee Freeman, President, National Civil Rights Museum

November 5, 2015       Harry L Smith, Partner, HNB Partners & Former Chairman & CEO, Schilling Enterprises

December 3, 2015        William C. Losch, III, EVP & Chief Financial Officer, First Horizon National Corporation

January 7, 2016            Bartholomew Orr, Senior Pastor, Brown Missionary Baptist Church

February 4, 2016           J. Scott Fountain, Senior Vice President & Chief Development Officer, Baptist Memorial Health Care Foundation & Susan S. Stephenson, Co-Chair & President, Independent Bank             

March 10, 2016            G. Scott Morris, M.D., M.Div., Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Church Health Center

April 7, 2016                 Michael L. Ducker, President & CEO, FedEx Freight                              

May 12, 2016                Laura Morris, Executive Director, Shelby Farms Park Conservancy


NEXUS:  A Proven Experience in Leadership

The need to encourage and equip the next generation of community leaders in Memphis is obvious to those who know our city best. To meet this demand, our young leaders need a place where they can learn proven leadership skills in a mutually challenging environment from top-flight coaches and mentors. Such a place is now available in Memphis. It is called NEXUS: A Proven Experience in Leadership.

Founded in 2003, NEXUS is a vehicle for the development and improvement of leadership skills, as well as a means for participants to make valuable connections with leaders in the Memphis community. Relationship is the key component of the NEXUS experience. NEXUS is unique in that it seeks to duplicate the experienced leader and develop the young, emerging leader through mentorship and relationship.



NEXUS Leadership Luncheon

Tuesday, January 5, 2016 - Thursday, February 25, 2016

Join us on March 1, 2016 for the annual NEXUS Leadership Luncheon at Second Presbyterian Church, 4055 Poplar Avenue, Memphis to celebrate those making a difference in Memphis by mentoring. We are excited to announce Loren Roberts, “Boss of the Moss”, PGA Tour-Champions Tour Player as the keynote speaker.  Also, those making a difference by Mentoring will be honored with the Memphis Mentoring Award.  The luncheon will begin at 12 noon. Tickets are $30, purchase tickets HERE.

NEXUS Lunch Series

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - Wednesday, February 10, 2016


Join us on February 10 for the NEXUS Lunch Series where NEXUS Alumni and current participants are invited to have lunch and get to know NEXUS Alumni.  Have lunch with NEXUS Alumni Sharon Goldsworthy, Former Mayor of Germantown for twenty years.  Sharon will share about her career in public service.  The event will take place 12noon-1pm at Second Presbyterian Church, 4055 Poplar Avenue in room C310-West Entrance. Tickets are $10; to make reservations CLICK HERE. To make this opportunity more special, seating is very limited.



"If you get the opportunity to be a part of the Nexus program, take it. You’ll learn a lot from it and get reenergized on a lot of issues that are important to people of all ages."

Rodney Baber, NEXUS Mentor, Senior Vice-President, Newport Coast Securities, Inc.

Rodney Baber, NEXUS Class of 2014 - 
parajumpers Beats Pas Cher sac louis vuitton pas cher cheap Chanel bags kate spade outlet mulberry outlet uk Canada Goose Outlet Canada Goose Outlet Store