Current Class-NEXUS Class of 2020

NEXUS Class of 2020
Mentor Company Position
Michael Allen / Memphis Botanic Garden / Executive Director
Ashli Avis / Make A Wish of the MidSouth / Vice President of Program Services
Teresa Blanton / Medtronic, Inc. / Business Process Analyst
Bo Braswell / Managing Director / Raymond James
Reggie Davis / New Memphis Institute / Director of Alumni Activation
Edward Dobbs / Dobbs Management Services / President
Kelly Drozd / ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital / Manager – Agile Delivery (Marketing Operations)
Rebecca Dupuy / International Paper / Manager, Global Sourcing
Brian Eason / Cobuilt, LLC / CEO
Duncan Galbreath / First Tennessee Bank / VP-Commercial Banking
Ed Garrison / International Paper / Director, Leadership Development
Jacqueline Gatewood / International Paper / Leadership Consultant
Ken Hall / Church Health / Special Events Manager
Olivia Hammond / Indigo Ag / GMA Program Manager
Felicia Hartsfield / The Influence1 Foundation / Chief Operations Officer
Reneka Hawkins / Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare / Social Work Supervisor
Charlotte Henderson / Reynolds Bone & Griesbeck / Tax Partner
Ron Hickman / Second Presbyterian Church / Ministry Executive
Bliss Hicky / Retired Banker / Farm Management
Shelley Hill / HR Compensation Leader / Retired
Caroline Kuebler / Community Foundation of Greater Memphis / Director of Development
Drayton Mayers / TeamLogic IT / President & Owner
Erinn Monette / International Paper / Customer Service Manager – Containerboard
Edward Newby / Bow Wave Coaching / Head Coaching Consultant
Larry Papasan / Smith & Nephew / Retired President
Cliff Posman / Retired / Orthopedic Surgeon
Sharon Posman / Lipscomb & Pitts Insurance LLC / Sr. Vice President – Certified Personal Risk Manager
Don Riley / Discipling Men, Inc./ Executive Director & Founder
Chuck Smith / National Guard Products, Inc / Chairman
Tish Towns / Regional One Health / Chief Administrative Officer
Ignacio Vincentelli / International Paper / Senior Counsel
Bradley Wilford / Cushman & Wakefield /Commercial Advisors / VP Asset Management
Dale Williams / University of Memphis / Academic Advisor
Joe Williams / Agape North / President
Shad Williams / Teletracking / SVP of Commercial Business
Audrey Willis / Shelby County Government / Manager of Innovation and Performance Analysis
Kem Wilson / Kemmons Wilson Companies / Principal
Triena Winbery / Retired / Non Profit Fundraising

Protégé Company Position
Samantha Albert / Mercer Capital/ Senior Financial Analyst
Preston Albertine / STREETS Ministries / Development Coordinator
Taylor Cao / St. George’s Independent School / Classroom Instructor
Charles Cook / Primerica Cook and Associates / Sales Lead
Reid Cates / AutoZone / Senior Category Manager
Jessica Cowan / New Memphis / Manager of Collegiate Engagement
Jeremy Crooks / ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital / Production Designer II
Sebastiaan de Kok / HealthLink International Inc. / Director of Operations
Olga Dickard / ALSAC/ St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital / Director of Direct Response, Retention
Meredith Duncan / Ballet Memphis / Donor Relations Manager
Bryanna Fields / Kemmons Wilson Insurance Group / Risk Placement Specialist
Alex Fountain / ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital / Manager – Field Development
Hope Francis / Sanctuary Counseling Center / Marketing & Communications Manager
Quentin Hendree / ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital / Account Representative
Jillian Hunt / First Horizon National Corporation / Risk Compliance Officer
Matt Jones / 6AM CoreCollective / Operations Manager
Blawna Lewis / Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare / IT Edu Training Specialist
Nate Mahrt / Second Presbyterian Church-Campus Outreach / Area Director
Aria Miles / Momentum Nonprofit Partners / Director of Research and Public Policy
Geoffrey Morris / Butler Snow LLP / Associate
Jared Moses / Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp. / Administrative Director
Karon Nash / ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital / Graphic Designer III
Kyle Neuhalfen / Allegis Global Solutions / Recruiting Manager
Hanna Oysel / Adams Keegan, Inc. / Client Service Manager
Fred Quarles / Church Health YMCA / Senior Program Director
Warren Ransom / Absolute Storage Management, Inc. / Property Accountant
Zipporah Robinson / AmeriCorps VISTA/ Grizzlies Prep / Mentor Coordinator
Jared Rodgers / Brighton Bank / Assistant Vice-President/Risk Analyst
Pratt Rogers / CBRE / Associate
Charlie Scheel / Oak Hall / Head of People
Briana Scott / Shelby County Schools / Math Teacher
Bridget Sisney / Self Employed / Wellness/ Yoga Practitioner
Darren Thomas / Porter-Leath / Development Officer
Robyn Watson / International Paper Co. / IT Asset Management Specialist
Glenn Wegener / Industrial Capital Holdings / Vice President
Mary Whitehorn / International Paper / HR Generalist
Kenneth Worles / Threei Creative Communications / President & Chief Creative Director
Rachel Woyt / Lincoln Electric / Technical Sales Engineer


  • 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... Read More
  • 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. Read More
  • 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. Read More

    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 Jennie Robbins, CFO at the Church Health. Ms. Robbins spoke on of the topic of “Dreaming as a Leader”. Special thanks to those table leaders who share about important topics: JAMES ARMFIELD – PROVIDING FEEDBACK TO YOUR TEAM OLIVIA HAMMOND – TRANSITIONING CAREERS... Read More
  • NEXUS Volunteers with STS Enterprise

    Members of the NEXUS Class of 2020 volunteered with STS Enterprise. NEXUS participants conducted mock business interviews with high school and college students at the University of Memphis. Read More

Upcoming Events

April 21, 2020 - April 21, 2020
Recruitment Event for NEXUS Class of 2021

Recruitment for the NEXUS Class of 2021 will begin this spring. We will host an Informational Recruitment Reception on

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March 31, 2020 - March 31, 2020
A NEXUS Lecture on “How to be Relevant in Your Job in the Age of Artificial Intelligence, and Other Emerging Technologies

Join us on March 31 at 5:30-7pm for A NEXUS LECTURE on "How to be Relevant in Your Job in the Age of Artificial

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March 5, 2020 - March 5, 2020
Jay Papasan to Visit NEXUS in March

On March 5, Jay Papasan, Author and Executive & Corporate Speaker will speak to the NEXUS Class of 2020 and members of the

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  • Jeb Fields

    Jeb Fields

  • Sandy Willson

    Sandy Willson

  • Kem Wilson

    Kem Wilson

  • Miska Bibbs

    Miska Bibbs

  • Bethany McRae, NEXUS protege talks about her experience.

    Bethany McRae

  • NEXUS protege Amy Strickland talks about her experience in the class of 2019.

    Amy Strickland

  • NEXUS Protege/Mentor-Jill & Hayley

    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