Class Of 2012

NEXUS Class of 2012 MENTORS

Full Name Business Title
Dan Bellott Audubon Dental Group Dentist
Michelle Blount Iberia Bank Senior Vice President
Tom Bucciarelli First Tennessee Bank EVP, Deputy CIO/Enterprise Techonology
Dee Dyer Air Sea International Travel Outside Agent
Blake Elliott Regions Bank VP-Commerical & Industrial Banking
Carey Folk New Country Consulting Executive Coaching Principal
Ed Garrison International Paper Director, Leadership Development
Lani Glancy AutoZone, Inc. Director of Store Communications & Coordination
Cecil Godman First Tennessee Wealth Management SVP, Business Strategist
Howard Graham KMB Group Marketing Executive
Ken Hall Leadership Academy Manager of Communication & Alumni Engagement
Deborah Hester Girls Incorporated of Memphis President & CEO
Brian Kesley State of Tennessee/The Kesley Firm State Senator/Attorney
David Leake Winchester Law Firm Attorney
Michael McSwain Conrad-Pearson Urology Urological Surgeon
Frances Paulson FedEx Express Senior Counsel
Mark Petzinger ServiceMaster Legal Counsel
Don Riley Discipling Men Executive Director/Founder
Bathsheba Sams International Paper Director, Human Resources
Brian Schneider Methodist Healthcare Project Manager-Corporate Facilities Management
John Simpson Merck Manager-Applications
Monica Sonnier FTN Financial Senior Portfolio Strategist
Bob Stewart Sales Graphic Systems, Inc.
Bev Pray Vitali Christian Brothers University Professor/Consultant
Bev Wade   Community Leader
Shad Williams SergeMD President & CEO
Kem Wilson Kemmons Wilson Companies Principal
Sandy Willson Second Presbyterian Church Senior Minister
Buddy Wittichen   Retired Business Owner
Pat Mitchell Worley Memphis Music Foundation Director of Development

NEXUS Class of 2012 PROTEGES

Full Name Company Title
Kyle Bennison Memphis Athletic Ministries Site Director
Paul Berryhill Reynolds, Bone, & Griesbeck Tax Manager
Keisha Brockington International Paper Supply Chain Analyst
Tom Brown The Lincoln Electric Co. Technical Sales Representative
Natika Calhoun Medtronic Sr. Manager, Tissue Bank Director
Steven Coble Fellowship Memphis Resident Pastor
Nicole Cooper Self-Employed-Internet Marketing Self-Employed
Stephen Cross Neward Knight Fran Grubb-Memphis Associate
Brantley Davidson ServiceMaster Financial Analyst for TruGreen
Billy Dubose International Paper Sr. Buyer
Christopher Fussell Wright Medical Technology Quality Engineering Manager
Jessica Grammer Howell Marketing Social Media Consultant & Strategist
Michael Harris Law Offices of Darrell J. O’Neal Attorney
Todd Harris First Memphis Plaza Building Manager/Leasing Agent
Elizabeth Henderson Synchron Technology Group Information Technology Recruiter
Michael Hopping Louis Dreyfus Commodities-Allenburg Cotton Market Risk/P&L Manager
Jennifer Larkin St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Clincial Research Associate
Jessica Lotz Memphis City Schools Project Coordinator, Teacher Effectiveness Initiative
Lee Maddox Memphis MidSouth Financial Group Financial Services Professional
Christian Man Knowledge Quest Program Manager
Phillip OMalley First Horizon National Corporation Corporate Analyst
Tim Owens CBIZ MHM Thompson Dunavant Senior Audit Associate
Ciji Pittman Building Excellent Schools Fellow Lead Founder/Head of School/Aurora Collegiate Academy
Derrick Puckett Fellowship Memphis Resident Pastor
Jordan Stephens UBS Financial Services, Inc. Wealth Stratgy Associate
Andrew Taylor Versant Supply Chain On-Site Operations Manager
Patrick Taylor Methodist Administrative Resident
Matthew Warren Yellowbook Media Consultant
Chandler Whitman St. Phillip Episcopal Church Director of Youth & Family Ministry
Ford Williams Duncan-Williams, Inc. Private Client Group

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