Class Of 2013

NEXUS Class of 2013 MENTORS

Full Name Title Company
JoeAnn Ballard Senior Advisor Neighborhood Christian Centers
Jonny Ballinger Project Manager Smith & Nephew
Allen Chapman District Sales Manage The Lincoln Electric Company
Susie Craft Senior Attorney & First Vice President SunTrust Bank
Jimmy Dickey Owner, Member The Marston Group PLC
Amy Beth Dudley Director of Volunteers & Special Events The Salvation Army
Matt Gandy Pilot FedEx
Samuel Garrett CEO/Founder H. Golightly & Associates
Ed Garrison Director of Leadership International Paper
Adella Heard Senior Vice President/Assistant General Counsel First Tennessee Bank
Shelley Hill Hilton Corporation
Andy McArtor Pilot FedEx
Layne McGuire Senior Manager/Financial Institutions Practice Leader Dixon Hughes Goodman, LLP
Scott Milholland Chief Operating Officer Hope Church
Mark Olivito Chief Marketing Officer Monogram Foods
Mike Pera Retired Marsh USA
Mark Petzinger Legal Counsel ServiceMaster
Bill Sehnert Director Peer Power Foundation
Valerie Smith Attorney NST Law
Angela Stansberry Clinical Director Methodist North Hospital
Jeni Stephens Owner JL Stephens Consulting, LLC
Mark Sorgenfrei Vice President-Wealth Strategist Waddell & Associates
Sridhar Sunkara Owner ebiz solutions
Lisa Wadlington Business Development Manager Shell Oil Company
Jonathan Watkins Cheif Executive Officer Methodist North Hospital
Daniel Williams President/Owner The Williams Company
Kem Wilson Principal Kemmons Wilson Companies
Spence Wilson President Kemmons Wilson Companies
Pat Mitchell Worley Director of Development Memphis Music Foundation

NEXUS Class of 2013 PROTEGES

Full Name Title Company
Scott Barron Director of Chapter Services Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity
Angela Bringham Moses Advancement Team Leader Memphis Athletic Ministries
Stephanie Brown Commercial Lender Trust One Bank
Bram Cannon Client Advocate SergeMD
Sam Coates Owner Coates Company, LLC
Chad Cunningham Trust Portfolio Analyst First Tennessee Bank
Gregory Davis Duncan Williams
Nicole Davis Account Manager Speak Creative
Michael Dexter Clinical Systems Analyst Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare
Lauren Estes Finanical Planner/Owner allegiant financial planning, llc
Juanita Freeman Raw Materials Buyer International Paper
Nevin Folio Director of Volunteer Development Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity
Bob Hazlett Director of Online Marketing Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau
Tanya C. Holmes Attorney ALSAC/St. Jude
Trevor Jenkins Resident Pastor Fellowship Memphis Church
Ragan Johnson President/Executive Director ImagineMe, Inc.
Randi Johnson Senior Energy Buyer International Paper
Lee Lacy Senior Portfolio Analyst TD Capital Management LLC
Rhonda Kelley Langston Internal Communications Coordinator Baptist Memorial Health Care
Justin Manis Business Planning Advisor FedEx TechConnect
Michelle Nixon Assistant Director of Alumni & Annual Giving UT Health Science Center
Aaron Peevyhouse Project Manager GTx, Inc.
Malcolm Rawls College Leader Peer Power Foundation
Sarah Shepson Network Coordinator Teach Plus
Austin Smith Assistant Category Manager AutoZone
Russ Sneed Senior Financial Analyst ServiceMaster
Ignacio Vincentelli Counsel/Corporate Law International Paper
Christopher Williamson Flight Coordinator AB Aviation
Brandon Woodard Resident Pastor Fellowship Memphis Church

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