Class Of 2016

NEXUS Class of 2016 PROTEGES

Full Name Company Title
Jake Adams First Tennessee Bank Relationship Manager
Jeremy Calhoun International Paper/STS Enterprise IT Specialist II/President & Founder
Lenora Christopher International Paper Financial Analyst
Josalyn Coleman University of Tenn.-Health Sciences Education Specialist
Jonathan Givens Digital Media Freelancer Digital Media Freelance
Jeremy Griffith International Paper IT Business Specialist
Sarah Haney The Metropolitan Bank Client Development Advisor
Dirk Hedlund EyeOn Technologies Technical Support Engineer
Katharine Hedlund EyeOn Technologies Technical Support Engineer
Matthew Heffington The Kimery Group at Morgan Stanley Financial Advisor
Emily Hendrix Lipscomb & Pitts Insurance Personal Lines Account Assistant
Jacari Lewis International Paper Financial Analyst
Breyana Lowe ALSAC/St. Jude Senior Specialist/Patient Liaision
Kristen Lurry Federal Express Security Advisor
Amanda Mattingly The Metropolitan Bank Client Services Advisor
Dexter McKinney Baptist Memorial Health Care System Community Outreach Specialist
Matt Mitchell Harvest Church Facilities Manager
James Moore For The Kingdom Program Manager
Allie Morrison Baptist Medical Group Nurse Practitioner
Elizabeth Morrison Southeastern Asset Management Client Relations Manager
Jay Philpott St. George’s Independent School Director of Advancement
Jeremy Ramsey Raymond James & Associates Investment Portfolio Specialist
Timithay Robinson Memphis Recovery Center Counselor
Luke Sanderson Wampler & Pierce, P.C Attorney
Lori Stewart University of Memphis College Academic Advisor/Graduation Assistant
TaWanda Stewart Le Bonheur Community Health & Well Being Resource 7 Referral Specialist
Howard Summers Lipscomb & Pitts Insurance Commerical Insurance Specialist
Rondell Trevino National Imigration Forum Southeast Church Mobilizer
Kate Van Namen Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP Attorney
Pedro Velasquez Darsalud Management Operations Director
Taylor West Harvest Church Human Resources Associate

NEXUS Class of 2016 MENTORS

Full Name Company Title
Levernese Anderson International Paper Supply Planner
Steve Anderson Raymond James Financial Advisor
Teresa Blanton Medtronic, Inc. Business Process Analyst
Betsy Brasher First Tennessee Bank Portfolio Manager, Corporate Banking
Andreana Brown Smith Church Health Center Director of MEMPHIS Plan & Patient Services
Rob Carson Medtronic, Inc. Vice President, Global Marketing & Strategy
Lu Churchwell Dermatologist
Pamela Cox Neighborhood Christian Center Community Relations Director
Orin Davidson Retired Physician
Todd Erickson Second Presbyterian Church Pastoral Executive
Ed Flemmons Pool Contractors Supply President & CEO
Preston Frazer AutoZone Vice President of Audit Services
Matt Gandy FedEx Pilot
Ed Garrison International Paper Director, Leadership Development
Cynthia Graham Memphis Union Mission Director of Major Gifts
Adella Heard First Tennessee Bank Legal Counsel
Jay Healy Century Wealth Management President
Art Heun Retired Police Chief
Amy Klesges Medtronic, Inc. Finance Director & Controller
Caroline Kuebler ALSAC/St. Jude Senior Director-Volunteer Development
Elizabeth Rudolph University of Memphis Law School Assistant Dean
Don Riley Discipling Men, Inc. Executive Director & Founder
Susan Riley Methodist Healthcare Germantown Nurse
Robb Roaten Second Presbyterian Church Director of Communications
Phyllis Slaughter International Paper Solution Delivery Manager
Bobby Shute Aren Investments, LLC Vice President of Operations
Paul Tuberville International Paper Associate General Counsel, Labor & Employment
Gib Vestal Memphis Athletic Ministries Chairman
Nicole Walhour International Paper Deputy Ethics & Compliance Officer
Roby Williams Black Business Association of Memphis President
Kem Wilson Kemmons Wilson Companies Principal
Norma Wilson Community Volunteer

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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