Class Of 2011

NEXUS Class of 2011 MENTORS

Full Name Title Company
Eddie Batey Director of Memphis Leaders Memphis University School
Allen Chapman District Manager The Lincoln Electric Company
Mia Condon Vice President FTN Financial Capital Assets Corporation
Susie Craft Senior Attorney & First Vice President SunTrust Bank
Caroline Crimmel Credit Systems Manager First Tennessee Bank
Carolyn Danley Title III Project Coordinator Baptist College of Health Sciences
Susan Droke Assistant Head for Teaching & Learning Presbyterian Day School
Delisa Eddings Corporate Counsel NYK Logistics Inc.
Randy Flatt Advisor/Agent Memphis Mid-South Financial Group/Mass Mutual
Adella Heard Senior VP-Assistant General Counsel First Tennessee Bank
Ron Hickman Senior Vice President Kemmons Wilson Companies
Shelley Hill Human Resources Manager Hilton Worldwide
Nancy Holcomb Community Volunteer
Dan Marks Chief Marketing Office First Tennessee Bank
Chip Marston CEO/Senior Member The Marston Group, LLC
Venita Martin Attorney Glankler Brow, PLLC
Phil Mischke Attorney Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs
Eddie Murphey Senior Vice President FTN Financial
Jean Morton Senior Vice President-Not for Profit SunTrust Bank
Derrick Pratt Global Sales Manager International Paper
Phil Reese International Sales Buckeye Technologies
Sara Reese Pharmacist Target
Don Riley Founder & Executive Director Discipling Men, Inc.
Peggie Russell Project Coordinator Shelby County Office for Early Childhood
Bobby Shute Vice President of Operations Memphis Pool
Joe Steffner President Grubb & Ellis Memphis
Sally Summerlin Owner & Broker Summerlin & Associates, LLC
Michael Terry Author & Consultant
Mig Williams Real Estate Agent Crye-Leike
Lewis Williamson Senior Vice President & Commodity Specialist Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
Marc Willis Co-Founder/President & CEO Omni Schools
Kem Wilson Principal Kemmons Wilson Companies

NEXUS Class of 2011 PROTEGES

Full Name Title Company
Taylor Bertin Business Development Executive SergeMD
Julie Blair Principal Medical Writer Medtronic
Karen Brickey Teacher The Soulsville Charter School
Justin Calhoun Financial Advisor Merrill Lynch
Faedra Carter Project Manager International Paper
Damon Conley Business Administrator Fellowship Memphis Church
Chris Davis Team Pastor Downtown Presbyterian Church
Amy Beth Dudley Director of Volunteers & Special Events The Salvation Army
Gray Fiser Vice President Bottlerocket
Jason Flatt Insurance Producer Harris, Madden & Powell
Justin Foreman Case Officer The Justice Network
Denise Fultz Program Coordinator Dress for Success Memphis
Nicholas Getschman Teacher Veritas College Preparatory Charter School
Katie Henderson Research Assistant University of Memphis
Trey Jones Controller Allenburg Cotton Company
Carlin Mendonca Owner/Web Designer & Developer Pixelscape Design, LLC
Jenna Molinski Teacher KIPP Diamond
Cheslee Moore In-House Loan Coordinator Crump Mortgage
Rob Park Credit Analyst First Tennessee Bank
Lesley Patel National Account Manager American Home Shield
John Phillips Chief Investment Officer Red Door Wealth Management
Jourdan Rhea Manager of Operation Initiatives TruGreen
Miska Shaw Associate Attorney Glankler Brown, PLLC
Gillian Smoot Senior Product Marketing Specialist Harland Financial Services
Staci Thomas Bond Sales FTN Financial
LaDora Watkins Sales Zone Administrator Frito Lay, Inc.
Mondonico Williams Teaching Pastor The Pursuit Church Memphis
Trent Williamson Headmaster New Hope Christian Academy
Troy White Computer Systems Analyst Shelby County Health Department

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