Class of 2018

NEXUS PROTEGES
Hunter Acosta / ADP / District Manager
Millie Adams / ALSAC/St. Jude / Specialist – Endurance Programs & Partners, Fitness
Jeremy Andrews / BRIDGES / Strategic Partnership Officer
Sara Beshires / Frazee Ivy Davis / Auditor
Quintilianus Carger / Budget Car & Truck Rental of Memphis / Branch Manager
Amanda Carpenter / ServiceMaster / Business Process Solutions Analyst
Calvin Davis / Helena Chemical / IT Decision Support Analyst
Laura Dickerson / First Tennessee Bank / Data Analyst
Jay Edwards / Raymond James & Associates / Financial Advisor
Austin Ehrat / CBRE, Inc. / Associate
Sheleah Harris / Agape/Living Grace Memphis / Community Coordinator
Kanesha Hines / Medtronic / Regulatory Affairs Specialist
Alana Hu / First Horizon National Corporation / Community Investment Manager
Stewart Hunt / Church Health / Executive Assistant to CEO
Geoffrey Lewis / Memphis Light, Gas & Water Division Staff Attorney
Karlisa Kuykindall / United Way of the Mid-South /Community Engagement Associate
Matthew Marrapode / Medtronic Spinal & Biologics / Research &Development Engineer
Chris Memminger / NAVY / Executive Officer
Amber Munchow / Frazee Ivy Davis / Staff Accountant
Keith K. Okello / FedEx Services / Finance Manager
Chris Pruett / Southern Sun Asset Management / Associate
Alex Pope / Capital Financial / Financial Advisor
Tarryn Sanchez / inferno / Account Executive
Adee Shankle / International Paper / College Relations Specialist
Parish Sharkey / EAG, Inc. / Project Manager
Louisa Shepherd / LITE Memphis / Alumni Director
Erica Siddell / St. Jude/ALSAC / Employee Engagement Manager
Cooper Smith / Shoemaker Financial / Financial Advisor
Meredith Taylor / Whole Foods Market / Marketing & Community Liasion
Steven Thomas / AutoZone / Marketing Program Manager
Bryant-Joshua Turner / ServiceMaster / Scrum Master
Kierra D Warren / FedEx Services / Senior Marketing Specialist
Worth Whitten / Deloitte & Touche LLP / Audit Senior Assistant
Elizabeth Wilcox / Triumph Bank / Medical & Professional Banking Portfolio
Terrence Williams / Varangon Academy / Youth Counselor

NEXUS MENTORS
Julie Ashby / Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital / Director, Brand Marketing & Development
Joey Bland / Commercial Advisors, LLC / Vice President-Team Leader Farmland Advisors
Priscilla Bland / Christ Methodist Day School / Teacher
Teresa Blanton / Medtronic, Inc. / Business Process Analyst
Sonji Branch / Communities in Schools for Tennessee / Executive Director
Carl Carter / International Paper / Associate General Counsel
Leslie Coleman / International Paper / Business Human Resources Manager
Reggie Davis / Streets Ministries / Executive Director
Rebecca Dupuy / International Paper / Global Sourcing Consultant/Process Steward
Pam Faulk / Commercial Advisors Asset Services, LLC / Senior VP Asset Management
Jeb Fields / Cushman Wakefield/Commercial Advisors / Principal
Ed Garrison / International Paper / Director, Leadership Development
Cecil Godman / Mercury Investment Group / Chief Marketing Officer & Partner
Angela Hill / City of Memphis / Youth and Family Administrator
Andrea Hill / Leadership Memphis / Director of Volunteer Memphis
Shelley Hill / Neighborhood Christian Centers, Inc. / Chief Strategy & Execution Officer
Alex Ivy / Frazee Ivy Davis, PLC / Member
Mark Jenkins / Commercial Advisors, LLC / EVP/Principal
Lori Kirkpatrick / Commercial Advisors, LLC / CFO
Caroline Kuebler / Community Foundation of Greater Memphis / Director of Development
Margaret McDonald / Girls Inc. of Memphis / Development Officer
Larry Papasan / Smith & Nephew / Retired President
Lesley Patel / ALSAC/ St. Jude / Director-Marketing Operations
Don Riley / Discipling Men, Inc. / Executive Director & Founder
Jeff Sample / United States District Court / Case Administrator
Amy Simpson / TruGreen / Senior Director-Corporate Communications
Elizabeth Smith / Commercial Bank & Trust Company / Vice President & Bank Loan Officer
Gregg Smith / Wiseacre Brewing
Greg Spillyards / Commercial Advisors, LLC / EVP
Rhea Taylor / Americraft Carton, Inc. / President
Rob Walters / International Paper / Senior Manager-IT Strategy & Planning
Andre’ Wilkes / Renasant Bank / Associate Managing Director
Roby Williams / Black Business Association of Memphis / President
Allison Willingham / Raymond James / FVP
Kem Wilson / Kemmons Wilson Companies / Principal

Testimonials

"NEXUS has been an awesome experience for me due to the fact that I was perfectly matched with my mentor. It is evident that the matching process was intentional because of how much I've been able to learn from and relate to my mentor. This has been true for m...
Kierra Warren, NEXUS Protégé, Class of 2018 -
“Given family, running my own business, and having several volunteer focuses, I was not looking for opportunities of involvement. After being asked to be a NEXUS mentor I weighed the ramifications and felt like it was a worthwhile investment. Venturing into ...
Joey Bland, NEXUS Mentor, Class of 2018 -
“The NEXUS program has helped me by exposing me to new leaders in the Memphis community, business world, and in my generation. The lessons that I've learned over the past nine months I'll carry with me for the rest of my life and I couldn't be more grateful ...
Kanesha Hines, NEXUS Protégé, Class of 2018 -
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