Testimonials

Encouraging the development of new, capable and principled leaders for our city is critical for Memphis to thrive and be all that it can be. NEXUS has given me the opportunity to share some of my experiences while at the same time become encouraged myself about the potential class of rising leaders in the community. Developing a relationship with my protégé has been a privilege and a joy.

Barbara PrescottContent - Mentor / Vice President, Consultant & Licensed Professional Counselor / Allie Prescott & Partners

In NEXUS I have found a glimpse into the future of Memphis, with people of diverse backgrounds combining their collective wisdom and talents for the betterment of the community. My mentor provided me with his unique point of view which prompted me to look at issues outside of parameters based solely on my past experiences.

Jeb FieldsContent - Protege / Vice President / Commercial Advisors, LLC

I’ve had the opportunity to participate in NEXUS as both a protege and a mentor, and both experiences have challenged me personally and professionally. The sessions are timely and applicable, and the personal interaction provides a type of “support group” that is often missing within the traditional business community.

Sally PaceContent - Mentor and Past Protege / Senior Vice President of Marketing, FTN Financial

I was a protege in the very first year NEXUS was introduced. Not only did I meet a great mentor but I was exposed to the community. I have built a network for which I am always indebted to NEXUS.

Sridhar SunkaraContent - Past Protege / Director Information Systems / Center City Commission

I felt like I got a renewed passion for our city. So many of the speakers really celebrated the great benefits Memphis has to offer as well as our unique culture and resources. Additionally, I got a chance to network with several different professionals in various careers, which was a great opportunity for me. As a teacher, I usually only network with others in education.

Karen BrickeyContent - NEXUS Protégé and Teacher, The Soulsville Charter School

NEXUS exposed me to a diverse group of individuals with a common goal of improving themselves and Memphis. It provided a great network for future fellowship and leadership opportunities, and the protégé-mentor relationship brought many wonderful learning experiences.

John Phillips VContent - NEXUS Protégé, Chief Investment Officer, Red Door Wealth Management

Video Testimonials

Jan Mitchell, NEXUS Protégé
Jan Mitchell
NEXUS Protege/Mentor-Jill & Hayley
Mentor-Jill & Hayley
NEXUS protege Amy Strickland talks about her experience in the class of 2019.
Amy Strickland
Bethany McRae, NEXUS protege talks about her experience.
Bethany McRae
Miska Bibbs
Miska Bibbs
Kem Wilson
Kem Wilson
Sandy Willson
Sandy Willson
Jeb Fields
Jeb Fields

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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