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

  • Nominate for the Memphis Mentoring Awards

    Celebrate those influencing others through Mentoring and NOMINATE for Memphis Mentoring Awards presented by NEXUS. If you know individuals/organization/company who shares our passion for Mentoring; take this time to share their influence. Award categories include: Mentoring Organization/Non-Profit, Mentoring Industry/Company, Outstanding Female Mentor, Outstanding Male Mentor, and Outstanding Sandy Willson NEXUS Mentor. CLICK HERE to make your nomination TODAY through August 12 or visit www.nexusleaders.org.
    The awards will be announced at the September 5 NEXUS Session which kicks-off the NEXUS experience for the Class of 2020 and focuses on “Memphis.”

  • NEXUS Class of 2020 Speakers Announced

    We are excited to announce the below leaders as session speakers for the NEXUS Class of 2020. Speakers will share insight on leadership topics each month. Monthly sessions meet from 5:30-8pm at Second Presbyterian Church, 4055 Poplar Avenue in Memphis. Alumni are invited to attend. NEXUS IN MOTION will take place on Saturday morning in January and all NEXUS alumni are invited to join the Class of 2020.

    September 5, 2019 / MEMPHIS / James Armfield / Director / NEXUS CONNECT
    & Larry Jensen / President & CEO / Commercial Advisors, LLC / The Memphis Mentoring Awards will be announced

    October 3, 2019 / PLANNING / Donald Comer / Staff Vice President / Operations Analysis / FedEx Corporation

    November 7, 2019 / COMMUNICATING / Emily Callahan / Chief Marketing & Experience Officer / ALSAC / St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

    December 5, 2019 / MOTIVATING / Danielle Lombard-Sims / Senior Vice President / Chief Human Resources Officer / Regional One Health

    January 11, 2020 / NEXUS IN MOTION at Church Health, Crosstown / DREAMING / Dr. Scott Morris / Founder / CEO / Church Health

    February 6, 2020 / ETHICAL DECISION MAKING / George Robertson / Senior Pastor / Second Presbyterian Church

    March 5, 2020 / FOCUSING / Jay Papasan / Author / Executive & Corporate Speaker

    April 2, 2020 / LEADING THROUGH CHANGE / Beverly Robertson / President & CEO / Greater Memphis Chamber

    May 7, 2020 / GRADUATION / BUILDING / Lee Harris / Mayor / Shelby County

  • 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

September 5, 2019 - September 5, 2019
Memphis Mentoring Awards to be Announced at September Session

The Memphis Mentoring Awards presented by NEXUS will be announced at the September 5 NEXUS Session which kicks-off the NEXUS

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August 24, 2019 - August 24, 2019
NEXUS Class of 2020 Opening Retreat

The NEXUS Class of 2020 will kick-off the NEXUS experience with the Opening Retreat on August 24, 8:30am-4:30pm at For The

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June 13, 2019 - June 13, 2019
NEXUS Class of 2019 Graduation with Bill Rhodes as Keynote Speaker

The NEXUS Class of 2019 recently graduated, NEXUS has now over 900 principle-centered leader graduates equip to lead our

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Testimonials

  • Bethany McRae, NEXUS protege talks about her experience.

    Bethany McRae

  • NEXUS protege Amy Strickland talks about her experience in the class of 2019.

    NEXUS protege Amy

  • NEXUS Protege/Mentor-Jill & Hayley

    NEXUS Protege/Mentor-Jill & Hayley

  • Hayley Daniels, NEXUS Mentor, Class of 2019

    “The NEXUS Leadership program is like no other leadership program in the Memphis area. I had the honor and privilege to form a very deep bond with my protégé. I have learned so much from not only my protégé but also the other members of our class and the wonderful speakers. The camaraderie among the group is indescribable and the networking and volunteer opportunities have been invaluable.” Hayley Daniel, NEXUS Mentor, Class of 2019, Senior Director, Direct Marketing, ALSAC/St. Jude
  • Angela Paige, NEXUS Protege, Class of 2019

    “I have truly enjoyed my experience with NEXUS. Every NEXUS sponsored event left me feeling inspired to positively influence my corner of the world. From the genuine connections with other participants to the monthly meetings focusing on universal leadership challenges, NEXUS succeeded in equipping me as a leader.” Angela Paige, NEXUS Protégé, Class of 2019, Project Manager Technical, Baptist Memorial Health Care
  • Billie Jo Parker, NEXUS Mentor, Class of 2019

    “I have really enjoyed NEXUS this year and am honored to have been involved in the program. It is refreshing to know that there is a future generation of leaders in this city that are dedicated and passionate to serve their community. NEXUS provides the tools needed to further their success.” Billie Jo Parker, NEXUS Mentor, Class of 2019, Senior Managing Director, Private Client Experience & Operations, Renasant Bank
  • Laquita Johnson, NEXUS Protege, Class of 2019

    "Being in the NEXUS program reaffirmed that successful individuals are ordinary individuals, like myself, who had a dream & surrounded themselves with like-minded individuals who helped them to reach their goals & develop their potential. I learned that successful individuals don’t take no for an answer, remain persistent, seek opportunities, & most importantly, find themselves a mentor.” Laquita Johnson, NEXUS Protégé, Class of 2019, Student Affairs Coord., Grizzlies Prep
  • Lisa Smith, NEXUS Mentor, Class of 2019

    “This experience has shown me that every journey is a story worth sharing, be it the choices we’ve made, obstacles we’ve overcome, and even the missteps along the way. To a young professional, my journey may provide them with valuable lessons and nuggets of wisdom.” NEXUS has helped me realize the value in sharing my story! Lisa Smith, NEXUS Mentor, Class of 2019, Organizational Effectiveness Consultant, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare
  • McKenzie Nash, NEXUS Protege, Class of 2019

    “I am so grateful for my experiences in the NEXUS program, from the lifelong relationships I have built with my Mentor and Protégé class to the engaging, invaluable Speaker Sessions from Leaders across the City of Memphis. I will use the advice I have been given in my personal and professional life. If you have the opportunity to be a part of NEXUS take it!” McKenzie Nash, NEXUS Protégé, Class of 2019, Human Resources Generalist, International Paper
  • Drayton Mayers, NEXUS Mentor, Class of 2019

    My NEXUS experience has given me great hope for our community and has re-energized me to, “be the change I want to see happen!” #betterispossible Drayton Mayers, NEXUS Mentor, Class of 2019 President & Owner, TeamLogic IT