Class Of 2006


Full name Title Company
Levernese Anderson International Paper Account Executive
Will Anderson SouthTrust/ Wachovia Bank Assistant VP
James Ronald Armfield Memphis Athletic Ministries VP – Operations
Kirk Bailey 1st Trust Bank for Savings President
J. Austin Baker III EServ, LLC Vice President/ Owner
Sameka Ballard Neighborhood Christian Centers, Inc. Director – TRUTH Seekers/Multimedia Ministries
Lynn Ballinger Morgan Keegan Fixed Income Security Trader
Dr. Neal Beckford Otolaryngology Associates of the Mid South Physician
Beau Berman First Evangelical Church College Pastor
Kenya Bradshaw Stand For Children Organizer
Corpulas Brown Mid-South Marking Systems Part time
Berkeley Burbank The Uptown Partnership Director of Operations
Preston Carpenter FTN Financial Senior Credit Officer
Jeanne Carr Team Trek Coaching Group Managing Partner
Steve Clarke First Evangelical Church Worship and Music Pastor
Pamela Z. Clary Community Capital Financial Advisor
Harold Collins Shelby County Attorney Genraral’s Office Violent Crime Outreach & Research Assistant
Jan Conder Presbyterian Day School Director of Admission
Dick Cowan Rees Memphis, Inc. President
Judge Chris Craft Shelby County Justice Center Criminal Court Judge
Susie Craft SunTrust Banks, Inc. Legal Department
Brandy Craig Smith & Nephew Orthopedics Marketing & Communications Manager
Albert Crews International Paper TELCOM Service Delivery Manager
John Reid Curlin AmSouth Bank Commercial Middle Market Relationship Manager
Andrea Dahlman International Paper Financial Analyst
Dr. Larry Dormois Pediatric Dental group Senior Partner/ Dentist
Tom Dyer Wyatt, Tarrant, Combs, LLC Managing Partner – Memphis Office
Dr. Scott Edwards Self Employed Dentist
Dr. Clayton Floriani Self Employed Dentist
Buzz Fly Patterson Warehouses, Inc Vice President
Will Frazier SunTrust Robinson Humphrey Capital Markets Vice President
Lauryce Graves Auto Zone VP Merchandising
Justin Green KPMG Senior Acountant
Frank Gusmus First Tennessee Bank Advisor
Alma Hadzidedic AutoZone Inc. Training and Development Specialist
Spencer Halford Ugly Mug Coffee Company Chief Financial Officer
Adella Heard First Tennesseee Bank, First Horizon Nat’l Corp SVP and Asistant General Counsel
Hamp Holcomb FTN Financial SVP – Strategic Financial Gorup
Tyler Jacobus Second Presbyterian Church Director Special Projects, Campus Outreach
JM Jardina HealthSouth Rehab Hospital Administrative Director of Outpatient Services
Krishna Kasi Memphis/Shelby County Office of Plan. & Dev. Senior Planner
Jennifer Knauf Lincoln Electric Technical Sales Representative
Regina Lowery University of Memphis GA – Center for Research in Educational Policy
Katie Marks University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy Assistant Professor and Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Andy McArtor FedEx Pilot/ Instructor
Dr. Dan Meadows Avery Meadows, DDS Dentist
Frances Millaway National Association of Credit Management Assistant in Local Reporting
Daniel Money Memphis Athletic Ministries Site Director
Dr. Dwight Morris Dwight A. Morris Oral Surgery Surgeon
Robyn Murphy General Motors Regional Sales Manager (TN, MS, LA, AR)
Susan Nash Second Presbyterian Church Ministry Executive
Rich Neal FUNDamentals, LLC President
Mark Ottinger Ugly Mug Coffee Company CEO
Chris Owens Hyde Family Foundations Program Associate
Calvin Ozier UWT Logistics, LLC President and Owner
Ashley Pace Synaxis Group/ First Horizon National Corp. VP – Employee Benefits
Emily Patterson Memphis Arts Council Director of Grants and Business Development
Zack Perry FedEx Services Senior Technology Services
Peter Pettit Bass, Berry & Sims, PLC Member
Thomas Quinlen McNabb, Bragorgos, & Burgess, PLLC Attorney
Srinivas Ravi St. Jude ResearchHospital Senior Software Developer
Charlotte Robinson Second Presbyterian Church Outreach – Ministry Coordinator
Julian Russell New Beginnings Community Church Organizing Pastor
Bathsheba Sams International Paper Director – Human Resources/ Packaging
Karin Sarratt International Paper Human Resources Manager
Alphonso Saville Memphis Athletic Ministries Director – Grizzlies Athletic Center
Tonya St.Clair Marsh Business Development Coordinator
Deidre Thompson FedEx Express Senior Business Analyst
Nikki Tinker Northwest Airlink – Pinnacle Airlines VP – Labor Relations
Ricky Tucker Be Your Best – Rix International President
Burt Waller Christ Community Health Services, Inc. Executive Director
Harold Ware Second Presbyterian Church Chief Administrative Officer
Ruth Warren Clark and Clark CAO
Carson Weitnauer InterVarsity Christian Fellowship Campus Staff
Jameel Wesley Memphis Athletic Ministries Site Coordinator
Sharon Wheeler Baptist Memorial Healthcare Foundation Director of Advancement Services
Kimberly Whitcomb International Paper Global Supply Chain Business Analyst
Britton Wilkins FTN Financial SVP – Manager FTN Financial Portfolio Advisors
Roby Williams Black Business Association of Memphis President
Drew Willson Wellspring Management, LLC Associate
Sandy Willson Second Presbyterian Church Senior Pastor
Kem Wilson Kemmons Wilson Companies Principal
Paul Wright Kirby Pines Retirement Community Administrator
Gokben Yamandag Archer Malmo Project Manager


  • NEXUS + Streets Ministries

    Members of the NEXUS Class of 2023 recently volunteered at the Graham location of Streets Ministries. Each year, NEXUS selects non-profits to learn more about and volunteer with. Streets Ministries is impacting the youth in our city daily. Read More
  • March Session with Doug Carpenter

    Doug Carpenter, Principal & Executive Creative Director of Doug Carpenter Associates spoke at the March session to the NEXUS Class of 2023. Doug shared on the topic of “Asking the Right Questions”. Doug shared about the questions he has asked along his journey and said to not be intimidated to ask questions. He said, “Are you afraid of failure, if so, you aren’t going to make it – it’s how... Read More
  • Emily Callahan Shares at NEXUS

    ”Good communicators own their own brand and style.” -Emily Callahan It was an honor to have Emily Callahan, Chief Marketing and Experience Officer for ALSAC-St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital share at the December session on the topic of “Communicating as a Leader”. Emily is a dynamic leader who has a passion for St. Jude, our city, and creating a brand. The Class of 2023 benefited from Emily’s message about communicating... Read More
  • NEXUS Class of 2023

    The Class of 2023 began their NEXUS experience in August with Orientation. The successful event provided an opportunity for Mentors and Proteges to connect with fellow class participants, learn about individual strengths, and participate in training and team building exercises. The impact of the Mentor/Protégé relationship and the interactive, teaching lessons from key Memphis leaders paired with a proven curriculum continues to make NEXUS unique. The Orientation provided the foundation... Read More
  • NEXUS Class of 2023 Meet & Greet

    NEXUS Class of 2023 Mentors and Proteges had the opportunity to meet fellow class members and NEXUS Board of Directors prior to the class orientation. Special thanks to Perkins-Everitt Lighting & Controls for hosting. Read More

    Members of the NEXUS Network attended the annual NEXUS NIGHT OUT event this spring at the home of NEXUS Alumni Norma and Kem Wilson. The event offered the opportunity to connect and re-connect with fellow members of the NEXUS Network. Special thanks to the Wilsons for hosting the event. Read More
  • Sharing the Success of NEXUS IN MOTION

    Each year NEXUS invites NEXUS Alumni to return and share on timely topics at NEXUS IN MOTION. This year the NEXUS Class of 2022 hosted Sam Coates, Christina Cook, and Cindy Klatt who spoke on important topics which included Stepping Outside of Your Comfort Zone, New Normal Workplace, and Leadership at all Levels. The evening provided messages that impacted those in attendance and an opportunity for several alumni to attend... Read More
  • Indigo Ag’s Barry Knight Shared at NEXUS

    It was an honor to have Barry Knight, Senior Vice President of Indigo Ag speak to the NEXUS Class of 2022 at the March session. Barry spoke on the topic of “Focusing as a Leader” and shared what his mentors have taught him through the years. Read More
  • NEXUS Volunteers at the MidSouth Food Bank

    In October, members of the NEXUS Class of 2023 volunteered at the Mid-South Food Bank and had an opportunity to see first-hand the impact the Mid-South Food Bank is having on those in need in our community. 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

Upcoming Events

May 4, 2023 - May 4, 2023
NEXUS Celebrates Class of 2023 with Graduation

We are excited to celebrate and honor the Class of 2023 Mentors and Proteges. The NEXUS Graduation and Closing Session will

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April 27, 2023 - April 27, 2023
Recruitment Reception for Class of 2024

Potential Mentors and Proteges are invited to attend an Informational Recruitment Reception on Thursday, April 27 at 5:30pm

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April 13, 2023 - April 13, 2023

NEXUS Alumni and current participants are invited to be a part of NEXUS IN MOTION on Thursday, April 13; 5:30pm at Second

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  • 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
  • Christina Nagy, Human Resources Manager, Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation, NEXUS Class of 2022 Protégé

    “When I started NEXUS, I really didn't know what to expect. However, I am so glad that I jumped right into this opportunity. The mentor/protege relationship was a highlight for me. NEXUS gave me the space and perspective I needed to ensure my decisions align with my values. NEXUS has also allowed me to grow my personal network and hear from leaders in a variety of industries. Christina Nagy, Human Resources Manager, Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation, NEXUS Class of 2022 Protégé
  • Kem Wilson, Jr. Principal, Kemmons Wilson Companies, NEXUS Mentor & NEXUS Board Member

    “My favorite question to ask someone is, “What are you doing TODAY, not what you did yesterday or what you plan to do in the future, but what are you doing TODAY, that will have an influence & impact on the next generation?   That is what we are trying accomplish through NEXUS.”    -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

    “After participating in NEXUS myself and having a great experience, I wanted to do my part in helping to ensure others have access and the opportunity to be a part of the NEXUS experience as well.”  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

    “Over a decade ago when I was a Protégé, NEXUS helped me craft my vision for the leader I wanted to be.  As a Mentor, it helped me to grow as a leader especially as it involves assisting others in creating a plan to help them achieve their goals.  As a part of the Program Committee, it has given me an opportunity to provide content for our leaders that will broaden/deepen their leadership perspective.”  Levernese Mell, Supply Chain Manager, International Paper, NEXUS Alumni &
  • Lauren Brown, Sr. Liaison, Direct Marketing-Mass Marketing, ALSAC, NEXUS Protégé, Class of 2021

    “NEXUS has been such a wonderful and memorable experience. The networking, paring of the mentors/protégés, volunteer opportunities, and interactive sessions truly exceeded expectations. I feel confident I have grown from this unique experience and the knowledge I have gained from my phenomenal mentor and inspiring presenters is invaluable.” Lauren Brown, Sr. Liaison, Direct Marketing-Mass Marketing, ALSAC, NEXUS Protégé, Class of 2021
  • Steve French, Retired, NEXUS Mentor, Class of 2021

    “NEXUS was an incredible experience. Beyond the opportunity to mentor a very dynamic and up-and-coming individual, I met a diverse group of seasoned and young professionals from a variety of industries which led to several interesting and thought-provoking discussions. The speakers who spoke with us throughout the year were also very enlightening and offered open and honest dialogue about relevant topics ranging from ethics, planning, crisis management, communication, and several other subjects
  • Ally Velderman, Director of Camps and Programs, Service Over Self, NEXUS Protégé, Class of 2021

     “I am so thankful to be doing NEXUS this year. Yes, adapted and different, but hugely valuable. My mentor has been simply a Godsend in a season where a lot was poised to change even before a global pandemic. NEXUS and that relationship is already such an asset; I'm sure it will only grow. Many thanks for working to allow me this opportunity in such a wild context.”  -Ally Velderman, Director of Camps and Programs, Service Over Self, NEXUS Protégé, Class of 2021