Class Of 2004

NEXUS Class of 2004 MENTORS and PROTEGES

Full name Title Company
Abidi, Misam Computer Systems Admin. Physicians Data Services, LLC
Anthony, Rocky Pastoral Executive Second Presbyterian Church
Bacon, Doug Executive Director MpactMemphis
Ballard, JoeAnn Sr. Executive Director Neighborhood Christian Centers, Inc
Ballard, Monroe, Jr. Network System Engineer MCI
Barnes, Charles, Sr President Mphs. Chemical & Janitorial Supply
Baur, Peter Dir of Institutional Advancement Westminster Academy
Beard, Martha Perine Vice President and Branch Mgr. Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Biehl, Bobb President Master Planning Group
Bingham, Dr. Rosie Vice President of Student Affairs University of Memphis
Blankenship, Earl CEO C.B. Richard Ellis
Blount, Michelle Vice President First Tennessee Bank
Blake Bourland Attorney Stokes Bartholomew Evans & Petree
Burks, Teri Customer Service Federal Express
Burns, Lee Headmaster Presbyterian Day School
Campbell, Carter V. P., Commercial Lending Independent Bank
Campbell, Roy “Soup” Director Eikon Ministries
Carter, Gaye Interior Designer Shea Design
Clark, Nick Partner Clark & Clark
Cobbins, Darrell Commercial Real Estate Commercial Tennessee
Cobbins, Donnell Employee Benefits Consultant RJ Morgan and Assoc.
Cobbins, Mikki Community Health Educator Mphs. Regional Planned Parenthood
Coe, Nancy Client Service Associate Morgan Stanley
Conrad, Kemp Vice President Trammell Crow Company
Craft, Chris Judge of Criminal Court Shelby County Justice Center
Crews, Albert Director of Engineering Memphis Networx, LLC.
Crowe, Cathy Teacher Millington High School
Culpepper, Byron Trader Adjustable Mortgages Vining Sparks
Cunningham, Jeff Dir. of Information Technology MDS Laboratory
Cunningham, Jo V. P. of Human Resources US Foodservice
de Witt, Greg Commercial Broker Colliers Wilkinson & Snowden
DiMento, Patrick Assistant Chief Pilot Federal Express
Edwards, Jimmy President Fluid Power Technologies
Elliott, Charles Dir./ Marketing & Service Memphis Networx, LLC
Eubank, Ellen Community Affairs Manager Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Fakes, Roger Trust Officer Morgan Keegan
Galloway, Alex Director of Outreach Services Christ Community Health Services
Gilliland, Chad Analyst Trinity Capital
Graham, Howard, Jr. SVP, Consumer Direct First Horizon
Guinn, Franketta Executive Director Memphis Business Academy
Harris, Stuart Communications Coordinator SCB Computer Technology, Inc.
Hart, Tomeka Associate Attorney Young & Perl, PLC
Hendrix, Dr. Kitsie Periodontist Dr. Kitsie Hendrix
Hester, Bob Managing Partner Deloitte
Hickman, J. Project Manager Burkhalter Rigging, Inc.
Hickman, Ron Sr. Vice President Kemmons Wilson, Inc
Hill, Chris l Bible & Chapel Director Presbyterian Day School
Holcomb, Hamp Institutional Investment Business First Tennessee Bank
Johnson, Ephie Ballard Administrative Director Neighborhood Christian Center
Jordan, Don Chairman Jordan Enterprises
Keaton, Julie Business Analyst International Paper
Kelley, Kathy Small Business Owner K. Design Advertising
Laughlin, John Associate Summit Asset Management LLC
Lehew, Kimberly Supplier Diversity Coordinator Memphis Light, Gas and Water
Lewis, Mitchell Project Manager Solectron Global Services
Lofton, Kathy Marketing Analyst Federal Express Services
Lowery, Mickell Service Project/Process Analyst Federal Express
Lyles, Desiree Training Specialist DDC Woodware Systems
Lyles, Matt Sr. Financial Analyst Federal Express
McCraw, Harris Managing Director Morgan Keegan & Company
McVean, Linda Assistant Headmaster Christ Methodist Day School
Moore, Rick President Lehman-Roberts Co.
Morgan, Shannon Financial Representative Northwestern Mutual Financial
Nash, Susan Program Executive Second Presbyterian Church
Orrin, Cardell Chief Information Officer Lemoyne-Owen College
Owens, Jimma Project Manager Memphis Housing Authority
Parkinson, Ben Teaching Pastor Fellowship Bible Church Memphis
Patterson, Dan Wealth Management Advisor Merrill Lynch
Pettit, Peter Real Estate Attorney Bass, Berry & Sims
Prescott, Allie President Allie Prescott & Partners
Reilly, Patrick Marketing Specialist CB Richard Ellis
Robbins, Matt Investment Consultant Gerber/Taylor Capital Advisors, Inc.
Roberson, Neil Vice President FTN Financial
Scott, Walter Management Consultant Seltmann Scott, LLC
Sexton, Dr. Barrett Oral Surgeon Drs. Cannon & Sexton
Smith, Harry Chairman Schilling Enterprises
Stansbury, Mark Assistant to Vice President University of Memphis
Stenberg, Brent Executive Director Christian Psychological Center
Stenberg, David Youth Intern Second Presbyterian Church
Sunkara, Sridhar Director of Information Systems Center City Commission
Terry, Michael President Emergememphis
Tyler, Parice Greek Affairs University of Memphis
Vaughan, Kennon Youth Pastor Christ United Methodist Church
Waddell, David Senior Investment Strategist Waddell & Associates, Inc.
Warren, Ruth CPA Clark & Clark
Weathersby, Matt Commercial Real Estate Commercial Tennessee
Wepfer, John President Wepfer Marine
West, Wade Vice President Kenesaw Leasing, Inc.
Williams, Margaret Accountant Federal Express
Williams, Roby President Black Business Association
Willson, Sandy Senior Minister Second Presbyterian Church
Wilson, Jennifer Director of Development Memphis Leadership Foundation
Wilson, Jr., Kemmons Owner and Manager Kemmons Wilson Companies

Announcements

  • Tammy LoCascio Delivered a Great Message to the Class of 2024

    Tammy LoCascio, Chief Operating Officer and Senior Executive Vice President for First Horizon Bank spoke at the February session to the NEXUS Class of 2024. Tammy shared the importance of communicating as a leader and how to be an effective communicator. Tammy said, “You cannot be a great leader if you are not a great communicator.” To request an audio of this presentation contact NEXUS. Read More
  • NEXUS Featured in River City Lifestyle

    NEXUS is featured in the February issue of River City Lifestyle. As we celebrate 20 years of NEXUS, the article captures the true meaning of NEXUS and honors our mission as we strengthen Memphis one leader at a time. River City Lifestyle is a local publication that is a hub for uplifting local stories, businesses and experiences. To read the article CLICK HERE. Read More
  • New NEXUS Podcast Release with Guest Caroline Kuebler

    New Release – “The NEXUS Intersection” – A NEXUS Podcast Check out the latest episode of “The NEXUS Intersection” with Caroline Kuebler, Director of Development for the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis & NEXUS Alumni. Co-hosts Ephie Johnson and Heather Hunt. JUMP IN to this podcast with Caroline as she shares about being a “Value Based Giver”. Caroline uses her expertise everyday with donors on how to build a giving... Read More
  • Elizabeth Rouse First Speaker in 2024

    “Questions should inspire others.” – Elizabeth Rouse Elizabeth Rouse, President & CEO for ARTSmemphis spoke at the first session of 2024.  The Class of 2024 had the opportunity to hear Elizabeth on January 4 share on the topic of “Asking the Right Questions”.  Elizabeth feels that questions can do many things – It shows you care, is a great way to communicate, empowers us, provides personal growth, inspires us, shows others... Read More
  • Sridhar Sunkara Shares On Newest Podcast Episode

    NEW RELEASE – NEXUS Alumni and Board member Sridhar Sunkara shares on the newest episode of the NEXUS podcast “The NEXUS Intersection” with co-hosts Ephie Johnson and Heather Hunt. Sridhar is CEO of eBiz Solutions and works among global leaders in technology. He shares on the topic of “Technology & Leadership” including the benefits and challenges leaders are faced with today regarding technology. And why it’s so important to be... Read More
  • Ericka DeBruce Shared in December

    Ericka DeBruce, Chief Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Officer for ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital spoke at the December Session to the NEXUS Class of 2024. Ericka spoke on the important topic “Intentionally Being a Diverse and Inclusive Leader”. Read More
  • The NEXUS Intersection Podcast with co-Founder Sandy Willson

    New Release – “The NEXUS Intersection” – A NEXUS Podcast Co-founder of NEXUS Sandy Willson sat down with Heather Hunt and Ephie Johnson to talk about the vision he had for NEXUS and 20 years later why mentoring matters. Listen to the newest episode of “The NEXUS Intersection” titled “The NEXUS Vision & Why Mentoring”. Sandy shares about why NEXUS was founded and the purpose we continue to fulfill for... Read More
  • November Session with Memphis Grizzlies Jason Wexler

    The NEXUS Class of 2024 hosted Jason Wexler, President for the Memphis Grizzlies at the November Session. Jason shared on the topic of “Motivating as a Leader” and how he personally is motivated and how he motivates his team. Read More
  • Mike Allen Shares on NEXUS Podcast – Episode 5

    In the newest episode of the NEXUS podcast, “The NEXUS Intersection” co-hosts Ephie Johnson and Heather Hunt have a conversation with Mike Allen, Executive Director of the Memphis Botanic Garden and NEXUS Mentor. Mike shares the things he has learned through his three different acts as a corporate employee, entrepreneur, and a non-profit leader – all end with the same theme “Mike Gives Back”. To listen click HERE. Read More
  • Tom Cleves Returned to NEXUS

    Tom Cleves, SVP – Corporate Affairs for Sylvamo returned to NEXUS in October. Tom shared the importance of “Focusing as a Leader” with the Class of 2024. He challenged everyone to ask themselves “What’s the one most important thing today?”. Figure out what matters and give it your undivided attention. To request the speaker’s audio email heather@nexusleaders.org. Read More

Upcoming Events

April 25, 2024 - April 25, 2024
Recruitment Efforts for the Class of 2025 Begin in April

We will host an Informational Recruitment Reception on Thursday, April 25 at 5:30pm for interested Protégé and Mentor

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April 4, 2024 - April 4, 2024
NEXUS IN MOTION + MAYOR PAUL YOUNG in April

NEXUS IN MOTION is a class favorite and a networking event for NEXUS Alumni & current participants.  The event format

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November 15, 2023 - May 15, 2023
Celebrating 20 Years – Funding Campaign

I am thrilled to share that NEXUS is celebrating an incredible milestone - 20 years!  This remarkable journey has been made

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Partners

Testimonials

  • Daniel Pouget, VP – Commercial Banker, Simmons Bank & NEXUS Class of 2023 Protégé

  • Cameron Mann, Director of Corporate Partnerships, Methodist Le Bonheur & NEXUS Class of 2023 Mentor

  • YJ Lee, Marketing Advisor, Connect Healthcare & NEXUS Class of 2023 Protégé

  • Faedra Carter, Manufacturing Excellence Consultant, International Paper & NEXUS Class of 2023 Mentor

  • Travis Moody, CEO, Forward Memphis & NEXUS Class of 2023 Mentor

  • Will Adair, Construction Project Manager, CrestCore & NEXUS Class of 2023 Protégé

  • Andrew Mok, Category Manager, AutoZone & NEXUS Class of 2023 Protégé

  • Amy Beth Dudley, Dir. of Donor Services, Community Foundation of Greater Memphis & NEXUS Board member

    “Mentoring relationships are crucial for both personal and professional growth. Through NEXUS, I have had the honor of both having a mentor and serving as one. A mentor walking alongside you to rejoice in successes and coach you through difficult situations makes all the difference. Serving on the board of NEXUS allows me to provide that connection and opportunity for others in our community.” Amy Beth Dudley, Dir. of Donor Services, Community Foundation of Greater Memphis & NEXUS Board member
  • Mason Massey, Assistant Marketing Manager, AutoZone, NEXUS Class of 2022 Protégé

    “This is a unique opportunity to engage with both, peers and mentors, on current issues facing Memphis and beyond that is difficult to replicate. The relationship with my Mentor is something that I value greatly and will extend beyond the dates of the NEXUS program. It is difficult to put the relationship into words, as it is more of a friendship with someone who has much more life experience and accolades, but it has grown organically without feeling forced and I am very grateful for that.”
  • Jeanette O’Bryant, Development Director, Collage Dance Collective, NEXUS Class of 2022 Mentor

    “This is one of the many great and satisfying programs that Memphis has to further develop and strengthen relationships and support in our community and our careers. I appreciate NEXUS so much for the opportunity and the wonderfully crafted sessions and speakers who graced us often with invaluable knowledge, testimonials and stories that seemed to fit me each month of my personal journey. Jeanette O’Bryant, Development Director, Collage Dance Collective, NEXUS Class of 2022 Mentor