Class Of 2010

NEXUS Class of 2010 PROTEGES

Full Name Business Position
Ashli Avis University of Memphis Research Associate
Joel Bell Strategic Financial Partners Financial Advisor
Mollie Merry Campbell Bridges Director, Future Builders & O2E
Oscar Carr Glankler Brown PLLC Attorney
Joey Conner Crye Leike Real Estate Broker
Kristin Dunavant Baker, Donelson Bearman, Caldwell Associate
Latoya Elder Youth Villages Placement Specialist
Brian Fields Marsh USA, Inc. Assistant Vice President, Client Manager
Trey Haire Baker, Donelson Bearman, Caldwell Attorney
Brandy Hardaway Shelby Farms Park Conservancy Executive Assistant
Patrick Hendricks The Med Foundation Project Specialist
Darrin Hines International Paper Systems Specialist
Benjamin Hough True Temper Sports Sales Program Manager
Rob Hughes Porter Leath Development Coordinator
Ross Hurst Streets Ministries Business Office Coordinator
Grant Joiner BottleRocket President
Austin Jordan Presbyterian Day School Coach/Teacher
Jason Keen Lehman Roberts Finance & Business Systems Analyst
Erin Lenahan Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau Convention Center Sales Manager
Karen McConnico FedEx Express Project Engineer
Andrew Neel FedEx Services Technical Advisor
Jacqueline Oselen Women’s Foundation for Memphis Special Initiatives, Marketing & Development Coordinator
Stephen Owens nexAir Operations Project Manager
Tyson Peterson SunTrust Capital Markets Investment Services Specialist-Fixed Income
Bo Rhea Merrill Lynch Financial Advisor
John Russell Regions-Morgan Asset Management Portfolio Manager
Martina Stanley Youth Villages Outcome Evaluation Specialist
Michael Stockburger Morgan Keegan Vice President
Brady Tanner The Jefferson Awards for Public Service Regional Executive Director
Aaron Teaford First Tennessee IT Auditor
Preston Thomas Colliers Wilkinson Snowden Broker
Sarah Wandrey Memphis Urban Debate League Executive Director
Sharonda Wilson Youth Villages Senior Family Counselor
Crystal Vitullo ServiceMaster Clean Academy Team Coordinator

NEXUS Class of 2010 MENTORS

Full Name Business Position
Jim Brasfield Brasfield Business Resources Owner
Renee Carpenter Crump Mortgage Sr. Loan Officer
Jill Crocker First Tennessee Bank VP Bank Support
Rob Crump Crump Mortgage Vice President & Sr. Loan Officer
Greg Deener GTx, Inc. VP Marketing & Sales
Jim Ganier Hickory Limited Owner
Matt Gandy FedEx Express Pilot/FLT MGMT Asst. Chief Pilot
Jane Hanafin Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital Administrative Director, Heart Institute
Larry Higginbotham Higginbotham Family Dentistry Dentist
Hamp Holcomb Strategic Financial Partners Financial Advisor
John Holmes Retired Physician
Mark Jenkins Commercial Alliance Management Senior Vice President
Scott Knowlton Lewis & Knowlton Financial Group Vice President
David Leake Winchester Law Firm Attorney-Partner
Brenda Moore Methodist University Clinical Educator
Kim Moore Fox 13 Sales Manager
Ashley Pace Regions
Gifford Pace Valassis Sales & Marketing Account Executive
Sally Pace FTN Financial Senior Vice President-Marketing
Daniel Patterson Silverleafe Capital Partners, LLC Partner
Jacqueline Payne FedEx Express Business Systems Advisor
Susan Riley Methodist Germantown Surgery Center Nurse
Sara Reese Target Pharmacist
John Roberts Allstate Insurance Agency Agency Owner
Karin Sarratt International Paper HR Director
Bobby Shute Memphis Pool Vice President of Operations
Vicki Simmons Second Presbyterian Foundation Chief Administrative Officer
Dean Smith FedEx Express Managing Director-Planning & Engineering
Frank Stallworth Magna Bank President-Commercial Real Estate
Jeni Stephens The Exceptional Foundation of W. Tenn Executive Director
Dick Tarr InMotion Musculoskeletal Institute President & Executive Director
Harold Ware Second Presbyterian Church Administrator
Roby Williams Black Business Association of Memphis President
Kem Wilson Kemmons Wilson Companies Principal

Announcements

  • NEXUS Class of 2022 is Motivated About Memphis at the September Session

    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
  • Statement from NEXUS about COVID-19

    The health and safety for members of the NEXUS Network is the utmost importance to NEXUS. NEXUS will continue to monitor the environment and follow all recommendations made by the Shelby County Health Department. NEXUS would like to continue to thank the first responders, delivery drivers, grocery store workers and all who continue to make a difference. 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

Upcoming Events

November 4, 2021 - November 4, 2021
Bill Seely to Speak in November

At the November 4 Session Bill Seely, President for Varsity Spirit Corporation will speak to the NEXUS Class of 2022 on the

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October 7, 2021 - October 7, 2021
October Session with Lauren Reedy

Lauren Reedy, Owner & Principal Storyteller for Forever Ready Productions will share with the NEXUS Class of 2022 at

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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