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

  • Support NEXUS by June 30

    We hope you will support NEXUS and pass the experience along to future NEXUS Mentors and Protégés. We successfully provided a positive NEXUS experience within a pandemic and look forward to bring back the full experience with the Class of 2022 this fall. NEXUS has now trained over 1000 leaders equipped to lead our city. As our fiscal year ends on JUNE 30, please consider making a gift and encourage... Read More
  • Congratulations to the NEXUS Class of 2021

    NEXUS successfully provided an engaging and meaningful NEXUS experience this year within a pandemic. The Class of 2021 recently graduate at the NEXUS Graduation in the Garden at the Memphis Botanic Gardens. Special thanks to the mentor and protégé participants for trusting NEXUS; Board members and volunteers for their leadership; and our corporate partners for continuing to fuel our mission! NEXUS has now trained over 1000 leaders equipped and motivated... Read More
  • APPLY for the NEXUS Class of 2022

    We are excited to plan for the Class of 2022 Mentors and Proteges!! Safety for NEXUS participants is our priority! As we plan, we are being intentional and are committed to bringing the NEXUS Class experience back to its fullest. NEXUS continues to search for experienced, proven leaders to duplicate and young, emerging leaders to develop through a mentoring relationship paired with a successful leadership program. Mentor and Protégé applications... Read More
  • NEXUS IN MOTION Event

    The NEXUS Class of 2021 hosted the annual NEXUS IN MOTION event on April 8 at Second Presbyterian Church. strong> NEXUS IN MOTION looked a little different this year due to COVID-19 with speakers rotating through important, timely topics rather than participants rotating from table to table. A special thanks to this year’s speakers Matt Gandy, Assistant System Chief Pilot for FedEx – “Adaptability and Flexibility as a Leader” Brent... Read More
  • Committed NEXUS Board of Directors

    The NEXUS Board of Directors recently hosted their annual Board Retreat. The leaders of NEXUS are more committed than ever. With COVID-19 changing the way NEXUS has looked this past year; Board members discussed and planned for upcoming NEXUS classes. Read More
  • Learning About LinkedIN

    NEXUS recently hosted a Workshop focused on “All Things LinkedIn”. This workshop included how to build your personal brand, networking tips, and we heard how corporations utilize LinkedIn for recruiting. We are that Gracie Leathers, Senior Executive Assistant at Mahaffey USA; Tracie Montgomery, Division Lead, Talent Partner, Talent Acquisition and Talent Advancement, US Electrification Business ABB, Inc; and Kerra Saine, Business Talent Partner, US Supply Chain and Procurement for Smith... Read More
  • NEXUS Class of 2021 Welcomes Bobby White

    Bobby White, Chief Public Policy Officer at the Greater Memphis Chamber spoke at the NEXUS Class of 2021 March 4 session. Mr. White shared about how to plan for the unplanned as we have all experienced this past year. He shared on the topic of “Planning as a Leader”. Read More
  • NEXUS volunteers with Advance Memphis

    Members of the NEXUS Class of 2021 volunteered at the Advance Memphis warehouse. Volunteers helped paint, organize, and clean the warehouse to help maximize their daily operations. Read More
  • Susan Stephenson Impacts NEXUS Class of 2021

    Susan Stephenson, co-Founder, co-Chairman and President of Independent Bank spoke at the NEXUS February Session. Susan spoke in-person and via live-stream on the topic of “Communicating as a Leader” and impacted members of the NEXUS Class of 2021 with her message. It was an honor to have Susan back as a NEXUS Speaker. Read More
  • NEXUS Alum and AutoZone Leader Preston Frazer Spoke in January

    NEXUS Alumni Preston Frazer, Sr. Vice President, Store Operations, Customer Satisfaction at AutoZone share with the NEXUS Class of 2021 at the January Virtual Session. Preston spoke on being a leader and making ethical and wise decisions. He shared the principles that drive him as a leader and challenged everyone to, “Figure out where your passions line up with a need to make an impact.” Read More

Upcoming Events

May 1, 2021 - June 10, 2021
Apply for NEXUS Class of 2022

As we plan for the Class of 2022, safety for NEXUS participants is our priority.  The NEXUS Board and Program Committee are

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August 21, 2021 - August 21, 2021
Orientation for the NEXUS Class of 2021

The NEXUS Class of 2022 will kick-off their NEXUS Experience with a full day Orientation event.  This event is a highlight

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Testimonials

  • Kem Wilson, Jr. Principal, Kemmons Wilson Companies, NEXUS Mentor & NEXUS Board Member

  • ALANA HU PERKOVIĆ, Regional PR Business Partner, First Horizon Bank, NEXUS Alumni & NEXUS Board Member

  • Levernese Mell, Supply Chain Manager, International Paper, NEXUS Alumni & NEXUS Program Committee Volunteer

  • Lauren Brown, Sr. Liaison, Direct Marketing-Mass Marketing, ALSAC, NEXUS Protégé, Class of 2021

  • Steve French, Retired, NEXUS Mentor, Class of 2021

  • Ally Velderman, Director of Camps and Programs, Service Over Self, NEXUS Protégé, Class of 2021

  • Mario Cole, Assistant Project Manager, Nickson General Contractors, NEXUS Protégé, Class of 2021

  • Hanna Oysel, NEXUS Protégé, Class of 2020, Adams Keegan, Inc., Client Service Manager

  • Warren Ramson, NEXUS Protégé, Class of 2020, Absolute Storage Management, Inc., Property Account

  • Caroline Keubler, NEXUS Mentor, Class of 2020, Community Foundation of Greater Memphis, Director of Development