Class Of 2004

NEXUS Class of 2004 MENTORS and PROTEGES

Full name Title Company
Abidi, Misam Computer Systems Admin. Physicians Data Services, LLC
Anthony, Rocky Pastoral Executive Second Presbyterian Church
Bacon, Doug Executive Director MpactMemphis
Ballard, JoeAnn Sr. Executive Director Neighborhood Christian Centers, Inc
Ballard, Monroe, Jr. Network System Engineer MCI
Barnes, Charles, Sr President Mphs. Chemical & Janitorial Supply
Baur, Peter Dir of Institutional Advancement Westminster Academy
Beard, Martha Perine Vice President and Branch Mgr. Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Biehl, Bobb President Master Planning Group
Bingham, Dr. Rosie Vice President of Student Affairs University of Memphis
Blankenship, Earl CEO C.B. Richard Ellis
Blount, Michelle Vice President First Tennessee Bank
Blake Bourland Attorney Stokes Bartholomew Evans & Petree
Burks, Teri Customer Service Federal Express
Burns, Lee Headmaster Presbyterian Day School
Campbell, Carter V. P., Commercial Lending Independent Bank
Campbell, Roy “Soup” Director Eikon Ministries
Carter, Gaye Interior Designer Shea Design
Clark, Nick Partner Clark & Clark
Cobbins, Darrell Commercial Real Estate Commercial Tennessee
Cobbins, Donnell Employee Benefits Consultant RJ Morgan and Assoc.
Cobbins, Mikki Community Health Educator Mphs. Regional Planned Parenthood
Coe, Nancy Client Service Associate Morgan Stanley
Conrad, Kemp Vice President Trammell Crow Company
Craft, Chris Judge of Criminal Court Shelby County Justice Center
Crews, Albert Director of Engineering Memphis Networx, LLC.
Crowe, Cathy Teacher Millington High School
Culpepper, Byron Trader Adjustable Mortgages Vining Sparks
Cunningham, Jeff Dir. of Information Technology MDS Laboratory
Cunningham, Jo V. P. of Human Resources US Foodservice
de Witt, Greg Commercial Broker Colliers Wilkinson & Snowden
DiMento, Patrick Assistant Chief Pilot Federal Express
Edwards, Jimmy President Fluid Power Technologies
Elliott, Charles Dir./ Marketing & Service Memphis Networx, LLC
Eubank, Ellen Community Affairs Manager Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Fakes, Roger Trust Officer Morgan Keegan
Galloway, Alex Director of Outreach Services Christ Community Health Services
Gilliland, Chad Analyst Trinity Capital
Graham, Howard, Jr. SVP, Consumer Direct First Horizon
Guinn, Franketta Executive Director Memphis Business Academy
Harris, Stuart Communications Coordinator SCB Computer Technology, Inc.
Hart, Tomeka Associate Attorney Young & Perl, PLC
Hendrix, Dr. Kitsie Periodontist Dr. Kitsie Hendrix
Hester, Bob Managing Partner Deloitte
Hickman, J. Project Manager Burkhalter Rigging, Inc.
Hickman, Ron Sr. Vice President Kemmons Wilson, Inc
Hill, Chris l Bible & Chapel Director Presbyterian Day School
Holcomb, Hamp Institutional Investment Business First Tennessee Bank
Johnson, Ephie Ballard Administrative Director Neighborhood Christian Center
Jordan, Don Chairman Jordan Enterprises
Keaton, Julie Business Analyst International Paper
Kelley, Kathy Small Business Owner K. Design Advertising
Laughlin, John Associate Summit Asset Management LLC
Lehew, Kimberly Supplier Diversity Coordinator Memphis Light, Gas and Water
Lewis, Mitchell Project Manager Solectron Global Services
Lofton, Kathy Marketing Analyst Federal Express Services
Lowery, Mickell Service Project/Process Analyst Federal Express
Lyles, Desiree Training Specialist DDC Woodware Systems
Lyles, Matt Sr. Financial Analyst Federal Express
McCraw, Harris Managing Director Morgan Keegan & Company
McVean, Linda Assistant Headmaster Christ Methodist Day School
Moore, Rick President Lehman-Roberts Co.
Morgan, Shannon Financial Representative Northwestern Mutual Financial
Nash, Susan Program Executive Second Presbyterian Church
Orrin, Cardell Chief Information Officer Lemoyne-Owen College
Owens, Jimma Project Manager Memphis Housing Authority
Parkinson, Ben Teaching Pastor Fellowship Bible Church Memphis
Patterson, Dan Wealth Management Advisor Merrill Lynch
Pettit, Peter Real Estate Attorney Bass, Berry & Sims
Prescott, Allie President Allie Prescott & Partners
Reilly, Patrick Marketing Specialist CB Richard Ellis
Robbins, Matt Investment Consultant Gerber/Taylor Capital Advisors, Inc.
Roberson, Neil Vice President FTN Financial
Scott, Walter Management Consultant Seltmann Scott, LLC
Sexton, Dr. Barrett Oral Surgeon Drs. Cannon & Sexton
Smith, Harry Chairman Schilling Enterprises
Stansbury, Mark Assistant to Vice President University of Memphis
Stenberg, Brent Executive Director Christian Psychological Center
Stenberg, David Youth Intern Second Presbyterian Church
Sunkara, Sridhar Director of Information Systems Center City Commission
Terry, Michael President Emergememphis
Tyler, Parice Greek Affairs University of Memphis
Vaughan, Kennon Youth Pastor Christ United Methodist Church
Waddell, David Senior Investment Strategist Waddell & Associates, Inc.
Warren, Ruth CPA Clark & Clark
Weathersby, Matt Commercial Real Estate Commercial Tennessee
Wepfer, John President Wepfer Marine
West, Wade Vice President Kenesaw Leasing, Inc.
Williams, Margaret Accountant Federal Express
Williams, Roby President Black Business Association
Willson, Sandy Senior Minister Second Presbyterian Church
Wilson, Jennifer Director of Development Memphis Leadership Foundation
Wilson, Jr., Kemmons Owner and Manager Kemmons Wilson Companies

Announcements

  • Recruitment Begins for NEXUS Class of 2020

    Recruitment for the NEXUS Class of 2020 is currently taking place. Applications will be accepted now through June 1. Interested protege and mentor candidates please complete an application at www.nexusleaders.org. As we recruit, we will continue to search for experienced, proven leaders to duplicate and young, emerging leaders to develop through mentor-ship, relationship and interactive teaching.
    All participants are considered and approved by the NEXUS Board of Directors. Applicants will be contacted later this summer with additional information and please save the date for our Opening Retreat on August 24.
    Contact NEXUS at heather@nexusleaders.org or 901.531-6171 if you have any technical difficulties or have any questions.

  • NEXUS Shares About Mentoring

    NEXUS Board Chairman and NEXUS Mentor Bathsheba Sams and NEXUS Protege, Class of 2017 Brooke Jones recently participated on a panel facilitated by Heather Hunt, NEXUS Director on Mentoring and the Mentor/Protege Relationship at the Junior League of Memphis Women’s Summit.

  • NEXUS Featured in the Commercial Appeal’s Giving Back Column

    Special thanks to cityCurrent for featuring NEXUS in the Commercial Appeal’s Giving Back Column. To read more CLICK HERE.

  • NEXUS IN MOTION

    The NEXUS IN MOTION event offered members of the NEXUS Network the opportunity to network, take-aways from table discussions, and to be inspired by a leader like Terri Freeman, President of the National Civil Rights Museum. Ms. Freeman spoke on of the topic of “Leading Through Change”.

  • NEXUS Volunteers in Memphis

    Members of the NEXUS Class of 2019 partnered with New Memphis and volunteered at Promise Academy-Hollywood and KIPP Memphis Academy Elementary.

Upcoming Events

May 2, 2019 - May 2, 2019
NEXUS Class of 2019 Graduation with Bill Rhodes as Keynote Speaker

Bill Rhodes, President and CEO of AutoZone will speak at the NEXUS Class of 2019 Graduation and Closing Session on May 2.

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Testimonials

  • Kierra Warren, NEXUS Protégé, Class of 2018

    "NEXUS has been an awesome experience for me due to the fact that I was perfectly matched with my mentor. It is evident that the matching process was intentional because of how much I've been able to learn from and relate to my mentor. This has been true for my professional development, as well as my personal development. I don't believe that I would have 'stumbled' across a mentor this relevant to my development on my own, so I am greatly appreciative of NEXUS for the opportunity."
  • Joey Bland, NEXUS Mentor, Class of 2018

    “Given family, running my own business, and having several volunteer focuses, I was not looking for opportunities of involvement. After being asked to be a NEXUS mentor I weighed the ramifications and felt like it was a worthwhile investment. Venturing into the NEXUS experience for the first time was not only an excellent investment of my time, but also highly beneficial personally. The progressive content of NEXUS was stimulating and challenged me to grow.
  • Kanesha Hines, NEXUS Protégé, Class of 2018

    “The NEXUS program has helped me by exposing me to new leaders in the Memphis community, business world, and in my generation. The lessons that I've learned over the past nine months I'll carry with me for the rest of my life and I couldn't be more grateful for the opportunities that NEXUS has provided me.” Kanesha Hines, NEXUS Protégé, Class of 2018, Regulatory Affairs Specialist, Medtronic
  • Hunter Acosta, NEXUS Protégé, Class of 2018

    "NEXUS has provided what Larry Jensen described as "Access and Impact" to business leaders and peers that I would not have connected with otherwise. Not only that, but it has allowed for true friendships to form and continue outside of the NEXUS monthly meetings." Hunter Acosta, NEXUS Protégé, Class of 2018, District Manager, ADP
  • Elizabeth Wilcox, NEXUS Protégé, Class of 2018

    “In the time I was going through a job change and bank merger, I was simultaneously and luckily enrolled in the NEXUS program. My mentor has been with me every step of the way through that process. She lifted me up and has encouraged me as my career has taken a huge leap forward. I am lucky to have been introduced to her through the NEXUS program in this season of my life!” Elizabeth Wilcox, NEXUS Protégé, Class of 2018, Medical & Professional Banking Portfolio, Triumph Bank
  • Cooper Smith, NEXUS Protégé, Class of 2018

    “NEXUS has opened my eyes as to how many different things are being done in the city of Memphis to make a positive change. It has changed my perspective on the city and given me the opportunity to get in front of the men and women who run the various organizations that are making a difference. During NEXUS, I was surrounded by individuals who had a desire to improve themselves both personally and professionally. I thoroughly enjoyed everything from my mentor to the service project.
  • Andre’ Wilkes, NEXUS Mentor, Class of 2018

    “The NEXUS Program has elevated my level of thinking as it relates to leadership. This program not only helped me in my career but it has been a tremendous boost to my personal life. Each session brought on a new prospective of what a great leader should look like in our community. I am so thankful to have participated in NEXUS this year.” Andre’ Wilkes, NEXUS Mentor, Class of 2018, Associate Managing Director, Renasant Bank
  • Keith Okello, NEXUS Protégé, Class of 2018

    “My NEXUS experience has been very fulfilling. Through NEXUS I have been able to connect and learn from leaders in the community who have participated in the speaker series. I have also been able to learn about many organizations that are doing great work in the Memphis area and I look forward to doing my part in making a difference. In my mentor, I have gained a friend who has been able to share so much wisdom around faith, family, fatherhood, leadership, and navigating my career.
  • Jeff Sample, NEXUS Mentor, Class of 2018

    “Relational, participative, informative, engaging, inspiring! This summary of my NEXUS experience reflects NEXUS’ mission to duplicate and multiply an emerging generation of transformative leaders in the Memphis community. NEXUS has enlarged my vision of Memphis, broadened my network of friends and associates, and deepened my commitment to influence positively our community.
  • Lesley Patel, NEXUS Mentor, Class of 2018

    “NEXUS is a unique leadership experience because it provides meaningful one-on-one interaction and development between protégé and mentor, and there is an opportunity to truly develop a lasting relationship that can carry past the year-long experience. The relationship I’ve built with my protégé is what has meant the most to me.” Lesley Patel, NEXUS Mentor, Class of 2018, Director, Marketing Operations, ALSAC/St. Jude