Class Of 2005

NEXUS Class of 2005 MENTORS and PROTEGES

Full name Company Title
Fleet Abston Old Waverly Investments CFO
Sudhir K. Agrawal American Express Financial Advisors Financial Advisor
Johnny Allen Second Presbyterian Church Recreation Director
Rocky Anthony Second Presbyterian Church Pastoral Executive
Dr. James G. Avery Avery and Meadows, D.D.S., PC Dentist
Craig Ballard National Civil Rights Museum Manager/ Marketing
JoeAnn Ballard Neighborhood Christian Center Sr. Executive Director
Edward R. Balsmann III Baker, Donelson, Bearman, PC Attorney
John Barton Independent Bank Bank Officer, Asset Remarketing
Scott Bollinger Consultrix Network Engineer
Jason Bowles 2binteractive, inc. VP and Partner
Chip Brown ProLogis Market Representative
Phyllis Buford VP of Institutional Advancement Lemoyne Owen College
Richard Bumpers Young Life Memphis Urban Area Director
Tim Burleson Ugly Mug Coffee Partner
Dan Butler Consolidated Systems, Inc. Plant Manager
Gaye Carter Interior Designer Shea Design
Darrell Cobbins LLC Associate, Commercial Advisors
Nancy Coe Morgan Stanley Financial Advisor
Robert Covington SSM Ventures Vice President
Dick Cowan Rees Memphis, Inc President
Susie Craft SunTrust Legal Counsel
Judge Chris Craft Shelby County Justice Center Criminal Court Judge
Angie Craig Smith and Nephew, Inc, VP US Investor and Media Relations
Albert Crawford Airways Lamar Business Associates President and CEO
Albert Crews Memphis Networx, LLC Senior Product Manager
Jimmy Edwards Fluid Power of Memphis, Inc. President
Carrie Evans FTN Financial VP Sales
Dr. Sylverna Ford University of Memphis Dean of University Libraries
Beverly Sanders Gates Baker, Donelson, Bearman, PC Attorney
Laura Glenn St. George’s Independent School Teacher
Rev. Howard A. Griffen Coordinator for Clayborn Temple AME Restoration Project
Tony Harley Marsh Advantage America Lotus Domino Administrator
Mike Harris Morgan Keegan and Company, Inc. Managing Director
Ron Hickman Kemmons Wilson Companies Senior Vice President
Hamp Holcomb SVP, Strategic Financial Group FTN Financial
Renèe Horne FedEx Services Marketing Manager
Otelia Hudson Nike, Inc. SAP Business Analyst
Robert Hyde Alco Management, Inc., VP General Counsel
Mark Ivie Memphis Networx LLC CEO
Trey Jordan Jordan Enterprises President, Management
Eric J. Knowles Advanced Toxicology Network Manager
Emily Lamar FedEx Services International Freight Sales
Delvin Lane Streets Ministries High School Outreach Coordinator
Loretta Lane Advance Memphis Admin. and Communications Cord.
Dr. Kitty Lawson Victims to Victory Founder and Executive Director
Jerry Martin Kemmons Wilson Insurance President
Linda P. McVean Christ Methodist Day School Assistant Headmaster
David Mitchell FedEx Services Manager/ Solutions
Rodger Muschett International Paper Process Leader, Centralized Invoicing
Steve Nash Advance Memphis Executive Director
Susan Nash Second Presbyterian Church Ministry Executive
Richard H. Neal (Rich) FUNDamentals, LLC President
Tia Owens MCI PSS Manager
Sally Pace FTN Financial Marketing Director
Larry Papasan Smith and Nephew, Inc Director
John Pellicciotti Pomeroy IT Solutions Account Executive
Derrick Pratt International Paper Supply Chain Systems
Derwin H. Pugh Memphis Leadership Foundation Program Coordinator
Damon Remigailo Eikon Ministries Assistant Director
King Rogers Commercial Alliance Management Marketing Specialist, Affiliate Broker
Bathsheba T. Sams Human Resources, International Paper Director
Ben Scott Director Solutions FedEx Solutions
Douglas Skipworth Valuation Management Systems Chief Operating Officer
Gregg Smith SSM Ventures CFO
Mark Sorgenfrei, Jr. Waddell and Associates, Inc. Financial Planning Associate
Rachel E. Spicer International Paper Business Analyst
Josh Spickler Self-employed Attorney
Robert Tayloe Hobson Company Realtors, Inc. Real Estate Agent
Gordon Thompson Bank Of America Investments, VP Investments
Norfleet Thompson UT Medical Student
Matthew Ware CB Richard Ellis Marketing Specialist
Harold Ware Second Presbyterian Church CAO
Frank Warren FTN Financial Analyst
Ruth Warren Clark and Clark CAO
John Wepfer Wepfer Marine, Inc. President
Tracey Williams Vining Sparks SVP Sales
Trennie Williams CrownStar Enterprises, Distributor President
Sandy Willson Second Presbyterian Church Senior Pastor
Kem Wilson Kemmons Wilson Companies Principal
Dr. James G. Wingate LeMoyne-Owen College President

Announcements

  • NEXUS Volunteers at the MidSouth Food Bank

    Members of the NEXUS Class of 2022 volunteered at the Mid-South Food Bank. The NEXUS volunteers helped prepare more than 6,500 pounds of food for distribution to those in need. Read More
  • Bill Seely Inspired at NEXUS

    Bill Seely, President and CEO of Varsity Spirit spoke to the NEXUS Class of 2022 at the November session on the topic of “Leading Through Change”. Bill shared his journey and the things he has learned along the way. He was intentional, humble, and honest with his message. Read More
  • Lauren Ready Speaks at NEXUS

    “You can be a leader no matter your title or position in a company.” -Lauren Ready The NEXUS Class of 2022 learned from Lauren Ready, Owner & Principal Storyteller of Forever Ready Productions at the October session. Lauren shared from her personal experiences about leading and building. Read More
  • NEXUS Learns About All Things Memphis

    James Armfield did an excellent job providing a better understanding of our city at the September NEXUS Session. You must know our city to lead our city. Memphis has many moments that matter for each of us. The Class of 2022 listened to a presentation about the history of Memphis and the positive attributes of our city. Participants were motivated about Memphis and challenged to lead within our city. Read More
  • New NEXUS Class – Class of 2022

    The Class of 2022 began their NEXUS experience on August 21 with an in-person NEXUS Orientation event. The successful event provided an opportunity for Mentors and Proteges to come together in a safe meeting environment. The Class of 2022 connected with fellow class participants, learned about individual strengths, and participated in mentor training. The impact of the Mentor/Protégé relationship and the interactive, teaching lessons from key Memphis leaders paired with... Read More
  • 1000 NEXUS Leaders

    NEXUS has now trained over 1000 principle-centered leaders equipped to lead our city. In May, the NEXUS Class of 2021 graduated; NEXUS was successful in providing an engaging and meaningful experience amidst a pandemic. Read More
  • Committed NEXUS Board of Directors

    The NEXUS Board of Directors recently hosted their annual Board Retreat. The leaders of NEXUS are more committed than ever. With COVID-19 changing the way NEXUS has looked this past year; Board members discussed and planned for upcoming NEXUS classes. Read More
  • Learning About LinkedIN

    NEXUS recently hosted a Workshop focused on “All Things LinkedIn”. This workshop included how to build your personal brand, networking tips, and we heard how corporations utilize LinkedIn for recruiting. We are that Gracie Leathers, Senior Executive Assistant at Mahaffey USA; Tracie Montgomery, Division Lead, Talent Partner, Talent Acquisition and Talent Advancement, US Electrification Business ABB, Inc; and Kerra Saine, Business Talent Partner, US Supply Chain and Procurement for Smith... Read More
  • NEXUS volunteers with Advance Memphis

    Members of the NEXUS Class of 2021 volunteered at the Advance Memphis warehouse. Volunteers helped paint, organize, and clean the warehouse to help maximize their daily operations. Read More
  • NEXUS has a Candid Conversation About D&I in Memphis

    In October, the NEXUS Class of 2021 hosted a panel of Memphis leaders that had a candid conversation about “Diversity and Inclusion in Memphis”. The Panelist included Corbin Carpenter, Owner & Managing Member, Carpenter Law; Leslie Coleman, Global Director, Diversity and Inclusion, International Paper; Terri Lee Freeman, President of the National Civil Rights Museum, George Robertson, Senior Pastor at Second Presbyterian Church and Jose Velasquez, Co-Founder and Managing Member at... Read More

Upcoming Events

December 31, 2021 - December 31, 2021
Support NEXUS in 2021!

Support NEXUS with a donation in 2021!  Celebrate your NEXUS Mentor or NEXUS Protégé by honoring them with a one-time

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December 2, 2021 - December 2, 2021
Talking with International Paper’s Tom Plath in December

The NEXUS Class of 2022 is having a conversation with Tom Plath, Senior Vice President-Human Resources and Global

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January 6, 2022 - January 6, 2022
Mid-South’s Food Bank President Cathy Pope to Speak in January

President and CEO of the Mid-South Food Bank Cathy Pope will speak at the January 6, 2022 NEXUS Session.  Cathy will be

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Testimonials

  • Kem Wilson, Jr. Principal, Kemmons Wilson Companies, NEXUS Mentor & NEXUS Board Member

  • ALANA HU PERKOVIĆ, Regional PR Business Partner, First Horizon Bank, NEXUS Alumni & NEXUS Board Member

  • Levernese Mell, Supply Chain Manager, International Paper, NEXUS Alumni & NEXUS Program Committee Volunteer

  • Lauren Brown, Sr. Liaison, Direct Marketing-Mass Marketing, ALSAC, NEXUS Protégé, Class of 2021

  • Steve French, Retired, NEXUS Mentor, Class of 2021

  • Ally Velderman, Director of Camps and Programs, Service Over Self, NEXUS Protégé, Class of 2021

  • Mario Cole, Assistant Project Manager, Nickson General Contractors, NEXUS Protégé, Class of 2021

  • Hanna Oysel, NEXUS Protégé, Class of 2020, Adams Keegan, Inc., Client Service Manager

  • Warren Ramson, NEXUS Protégé, Class of 2020, Absolute Storage Management, Inc., Property Account

  • Caroline Keubler, NEXUS Mentor, Class of 2020, Community Foundation of Greater Memphis, Director of Development