Class Of 2007

NEXUS Class of 2007 PROTEGES

Full name Business Title
Chris Allen MPACT Executive Director
Audra Bares GTx, Inc. Legal Associate, Pharmaceutical Compliance
Mishandra E. Bethel BFG Communications Program Manager
Miska Bibbs Memphis City Schools Office of Community Development
Richard Bourland FedEx Senior Technical Analyst
John H. Brooks Morgan Keegan & Company, Inc. Associate, Investment Banking Group
Sam Buckmaster Morgan Keegan VP – Broker – Fixed Income Capital Markets
Tomeka Calmese    
Charlotte Campbell Hutchins AutoZone Inc. Director, Human Resources
Jason Chandler University of Tennessee, Health Sciences Resident
Lorrie Clark Memphis Shelby County Health Department Assistant to Director
Kelly Daniels University of Memphis, Advancement Division Administrative Assistant to VP Advancement
Ross Dyer Tennessee Attorney General Assistant Attorney General
Kevin Fairburn WhatsHappeningInMemphis.com President
Kate Flowers Memphis Symphony Orchestra Volunteer & Special Events Manager
Bo Garrison Schnucks Shipping/Receiving Manager
Andre Gibson Buckman Laboratories International, Inc. Marketing
Troy Graham Hope Christian Community Foundation Chief Financial Officer
Pratush Kumar Gupta FedEx World HeadQuarters Senior Strategic Marketing Analyst
Karen Hardaway SAIS Senior Computer Systems Analyst
Alvin Harris Bartlett High School Assistant Principal
Marsha Johnson Foundation for Youth Development, Inc Executive Director
Rebecca D. Kernan Stephens, Inc Registered Sales Assistant
Cheo Kitwama The Peyton Company Realtors Affiliate Broker
John G. May M & F Bank Commercial Lender/VP
Lynette Johnson Nelson Shelby County Sheriff’s Office Grants Coordinator
Allen D. Noaks International Paper  
Randall Reavis Smith & Nephew, Inc Manager, Computer Aided Engineering
Scott Sherrin Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l. Senior Communications Specialist
Katrina Heard Smith UTHealth Science Center/Uof M Educational Facilitator & Adjunct Instructor
Tyra Spearman Memphis Police Department Payroll Specialist
Prentice Tate City of Memphis Police Officer
A Thompson NewSouth Capital Analyst
Brandon Tidwell The Leadership Academy Director, Fellows & Training

NEXUS Class of 2007 MENTORS

Full name Business Title
Will Albritton Ric Nuber YMCA VP, District Exec. Director
JoeAnn Ballard Neighborhood Christian Center Senior Executive Director
Tom Bozeman For The Kingdom Camp Program  Director
Jeanne Gray Carr Team Trek Managing Partner
Suzanne Copeland First Tennessee Senior VP, Strategic Marketing Communications
Lola Cremer St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Director, Rehabilitation Services
Albert Crews AT & T Senior Global Account Manager
Pearson Crutcher The Society of Entrepreneurs Executive Director
Pat Danehy NewSouth Capital Management, Inc. Vice President
Howard Eddings Memphis Leadership Foundation Executive Director
Buzz Fly Patterson Warehouses Inc. Vice President
Dr. Ted Galyon The East Memphis Orthopedic Group Orthopedic Surgery
Jay Harvill Lipscomb & Pitts Insurance, LLC Senior Vice President
Adella Heard 1st TN Bank/ First Horizon National Corp. SVP & Assistant General Counsel
Mark Hendricks ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Senior Director
Pastor Daniel Henley Journey Christian Church Pastor
Donald Martin Howdeshell Morgan Keegan & Co., Inc First Vice President
Lynn Jackson Russell, Montgomery & Associates Professional Trainer
Elizabeth Kenworthy Farrar Memphis Oral School for the Deaf Executive Director
Susan Nash Second Presbyterian Church Womens Ministry Director
Zack Perry FedEx Services Senior Technology Services
Bev Pray Christian Brothers University Director of Graduate Programs
Boyd Rhodes Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP Attorney
Don Riley Discipling Men, Inc Executive Director
Bathsheba Sams International Paper Director, Human Resources/ Packaging
Karen Shea Shea Wealth Management Financial Planner
Phil Sistrunk Pier 1 imports Regional Manager
Albert Throckmorton St Mary’s School Assistant Head of School
Park  G. Vestal “Gib” Memphis Athletic Ministries President
Regina Walker United Way Senior VP Community Initiatives & Fund Distribution
Vicki Weber Smith-Ark Farms, Inc Secretary/Treasurer
Roby Williams Black Business Association of Memphis President
Kem Wilson Kemmons Wilson Companies Principal

Testimonials

A few highlights of my time in NEXUS. The Speakers are world class, community outreach is very effective, and the mentor/mentee relationships are well matched. My experience has led me to believe the real value in NEXUS is found in the community that you are i...
Patrick Bingham, NEXUS Protégé, Class of 2017 -
I'm elated to have been a part of the NEXUS experience. I've been paired with someone who has helped me grow professionally and personally. It's a mentor relationship that will go far beyond the program, and I am very blessed to have that.  Deidra Brooks,...
Deidra Brooks, NEXUS Protégé, Class of 2017 -
The NEXUS experience has enriched my view of Memphis and I have gained a clearer vision of the opportunities in this great city.  After hearing one of the monthly speakers, I took inventory of the plans I have for my life and how they will affect a small piec...
Sharon Bailey, NEXUS Mentor, Class of 2017 -
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