Class Of 2005

NEXUS Class of 2005 MENTORS and PROTEGES

Full name Company Title
Fleet Abston Old Waverly Investments CFO
Sudhir K. Agrawal American Express Financial Advisors Financial Advisor
Johnny Allen Second Presbyterian Church Recreation Director
Rocky Anthony Second Presbyterian Church Pastoral Executive
Dr. James G. Avery Avery and Meadows, D.D.S., PC Dentist
Craig Ballard National Civil Rights Museum Manager/ Marketing
JoeAnn Ballard Neighborhood Christian Center Sr. Executive Director
Edward R. Balsmann III Baker, Donelson, Bearman, PC Attorney
John Barton Independent Bank Bank Officer, Asset Remarketing
Scott Bollinger Consultrix Network Engineer
Jason Bowles 2binteractive, inc. VP and Partner
Chip Brown ProLogis Market Representative
Phyllis Buford VP of Institutional Advancement Lemoyne Owen College
Richard Bumpers Young Life Memphis Urban Area Director
Tim Burleson Ugly Mug Coffee Partner
Dan Butler Consolidated Systems, Inc. Plant Manager
Gaye Carter Interior Designer Shea Design
Darrell Cobbins LLC Associate, Commercial Advisors
Nancy Coe Morgan Stanley Financial Advisor
Robert Covington SSM Ventures Vice President
Dick Cowan Rees Memphis, Inc President
Susie Craft SunTrust Legal Counsel
Judge Chris Craft Shelby County Justice Center Criminal Court Judge
Angie Craig Smith and Nephew, Inc, VP US Investor and Media Relations
Albert Crawford Airways Lamar Business Associates President and CEO
Albert Crews Memphis Networx, LLC Senior Product Manager
Jimmy Edwards Fluid Power of Memphis, Inc. President
Carrie Evans FTN Financial VP Sales
Dr. Sylverna Ford University of Memphis Dean of University Libraries
Beverly Sanders Gates Baker, Donelson, Bearman, PC Attorney
Laura Glenn St. George’s Independent School Teacher
Rev. Howard A. Griffen Coordinator for Clayborn Temple AME Restoration Project
Tony Harley Marsh Advantage America Lotus Domino Administrator
Mike Harris Morgan Keegan and Company, Inc. Managing Director
Ron Hickman Kemmons Wilson Companies Senior Vice President
Hamp Holcomb SVP, Strategic Financial Group FTN Financial
Renèe Horne FedEx Services Marketing Manager
Otelia Hudson Nike, Inc. SAP Business Analyst
Robert Hyde Alco Management, Inc., VP General Counsel
Mark Ivie Memphis Networx LLC CEO
Trey Jordan Jordan Enterprises President, Management
Eric J. Knowles Advanced Toxicology Network Manager
Emily Lamar FedEx Services International Freight Sales
Delvin Lane Streets Ministries High School Outreach Coordinator
Loretta Lane Advance Memphis Admin. and Communications Cord.
Dr. Kitty Lawson Victims to Victory Founder and Executive Director
Jerry Martin Kemmons Wilson Insurance President
Linda P. McVean Christ Methodist Day School Assistant Headmaster
David Mitchell FedEx Services Manager/ Solutions
Rodger Muschett International Paper Process Leader, Centralized Invoicing
Steve Nash Advance Memphis Executive Director
Susan Nash Second Presbyterian Church Ministry Executive
Richard H. Neal (Rich) FUNDamentals, LLC President
Tia Owens MCI PSS Manager
Sally Pace FTN Financial Marketing Director
Larry Papasan Smith and Nephew, Inc Director
John Pellicciotti Pomeroy IT Solutions Account Executive
Derrick Pratt International Paper Supply Chain Systems
Derwin H. Pugh Memphis Leadership Foundation Program Coordinator
Damon Remigailo Eikon Ministries Assistant Director
King Rogers Commercial Alliance Management Marketing Specialist, Affiliate Broker
Bathsheba T. Sams Human Resources, International Paper Director
Ben Scott Director Solutions FedEx Solutions
Douglas Skipworth Valuation Management Systems Chief Operating Officer
Gregg Smith SSM Ventures CFO
Mark Sorgenfrei, Jr. Waddell and Associates, Inc. Financial Planning Associate
Rachel E. Spicer International Paper Business Analyst
Josh Spickler Self-employed Attorney
Robert Tayloe Hobson Company Realtors, Inc. Real Estate Agent
Gordon Thompson Bank Of America Investments, VP Investments
Norfleet Thompson UT Medical Student
Matthew Ware CB Richard Ellis Marketing Specialist
Harold Ware Second Presbyterian Church CAO
Frank Warren FTN Financial Analyst
Ruth Warren Clark and Clark CAO
John Wepfer Wepfer Marine, Inc. President
Tracey Williams Vining Sparks SVP Sales
Trennie Williams CrownStar Enterprises, Distributor President
Sandy Willson Second Presbyterian Church Senior Pastor
Kem Wilson Kemmons Wilson Companies Principal
Dr. James G. Wingate LeMoyne-Owen College President

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