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
Congratulations to the NEXUS Class of 2019! The mentors and protégés listed below are leaders who are motivated to lead our city and are sure to positively impact the next generation.
Lynn Ballinger, Teresa Blanton, Albert Carrathers, Kim Cherry, Mia Condon, Hayley Daniel, Orin Davidson, Ottie Dixon, Amy Beth Dudley, Rebecca Dupuy, Carlo Foster, Eleanor French, Ed Garrison, Carol Gaudino, Annette Hawkins, Deborah Hester Harrison, Adella Heard, Art Heun, Bliss Hicky, Lionel Hollins, Teresa Jenkins, Stephen Kelley, Drayton Mayers, Tarrin McGhee, Kevin Nowin, Randy Odom, Larry Papasan, Billie Jo Parker, Lesley Patel, Don Riley, Lisa Smith, Sally Summerlin, Kent Walker, Katie West, Lewis Williamson, Bob Willumsen, Kem Wilson and Courtney Winter
Taryn Burgess, Brandon Byrd, Jim Calhoun, Corbin Carpenter, Trey Carroll, Jill Coleraine, Mike Davis, Terrance Davis, Daniel Farrow, Dana Gatewood, Pedro Gonzalez, Mia Hamilton, Mike Hammond, Melody Holt, Bianca Jackson, Laquita Johnson, Nate Jones, Gracie Leathers, Devin Marmon, Bethany McRae, McKenzie Nash, Danae Pacileo, Angela Paige, Luka Perkovic, Taylor Perry, Rodrick Selmon, Marisa Simonetti, Carol Smith, Amy Strickland, Cathryn Tagle, Jermaine Taylor, Jordana Walls-Smith, Randall Weatherall, Amanda Wiig, Ashlei Williams, and Daniel Wynn
Mentor Recruitment for the NEXUS Class of 2020 is currently taking place. Mentor applications will be accepted through July 20. Interested mentor candidates please complete an application at www.nexusleaders.org. As we recruit, we will continue to search for experienced, proven leaders to duplicate and young, emerging leaders to develop through mentor-ship, relationship and interactive teaching.
All participants are considered and approved by the NEXUS Board of Directors. Applicants will be contacted later this summer with additional information and please save the date for our Opening Retreat on August 24.
Contact NEXUS at firstname.lastname@example.org or 901.531-6171 if you have any technical difficulties or have any questions.
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.
Special thanks to cityCurrent for featuring NEXUS in the Commercial Appeal’s Giving Back Column. To read more CLICK HERE.
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”.
Members of the NEXUS Class of 2019 partnered with New Memphis and volunteered at Promise Academy-Hollywood and KIPP Memphis Academy Elementary.
The NEXUS Class of 2019 recently graduated, NEXUS has now over 900 principle-centered leader graduates equip to lead ourRead More
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“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
“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
“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
"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
“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
“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
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