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


  • The NEXUS Intersection Podcast – Episode Four Released

    Ignacio Vincentelli is the guest on the newly released NEXUS Podcast and talks about “Building Your Personal Team”. He shares the decisions he has made and how he has utilized “his team” along the way and why it’s so important to live in the present. Ignacio is Senior Counsel for International Paper and a NEXUS Alumni and Board member. LISTEN HERE. Read More
  • Sylvia Martinex Kicked Off Sessions for Class of 2024

    The first speaker session for the NEXUS Class of 2024 took place on September 7 with Sylvia Martinez. Sylvia is the newly announced CEO for Girls, Inc. Sylvia shared about her journey as a leader and the things she has learned along the way focused on the leadership topic of “Planning”. Read More
  • NEXUS Podcast – Episode Three Released

    A NEXUS Podcast – THE NEXUS INTERSECTION The third episode of the NEXUS Podcast with co-hosts Ephie Ballard Johnson and Heather Hunt. A conversation with NEXUS Alumni and Program Committee volunteer William Franklin. William shares the tough conversations he had with himself and mentors as he “Transition Careers” from a safe, corporate position to being employee number four with a startup company. William is currently the Vice President for Path... Read More
  • NEW Podcast Release

    “The NEXUS Intersection” – A NEXUS Podcast The NEXUS podcast provides a diverse approach to leadership with interviews from NEXUS Alumni and key leaders in our city about timely topics, leadership journeys, and the backbone of any good leader – their mentors. Check out the second episode with co-hosts Ephie Ballard Johnson and Heather Hunt and the meaningful conversation with NEXUS Alumni Cami Fields. Cami is Manager of Strategic Marketing... Read More
  • NEXUS Launches Podcast “The NEXUS Intersection”

    This podcast will provide a diverse approach to leadership with interviews from NEXUS Alumni and key leaders in our city about timely topics, leadership journeys, and the backbone of any good leader – their mentors. We created this podcast titled “The NEXUS Intersection”, to provide our listeners with a diverse approach to leadership by interviewing NEXUS alumni and other key leaders in our community. In each episode, our co-hosts Ephie... Read More
  • Congratulations to the NEXUS Class of 2023!

    Congratulations to the NEXUS Class of 2023!! NEXUS successfully provided an engaging and meaningful NEXUS experience this year. NEXUS recently celebrated the Class of 2023 with NEXUS Graduation. This special event was hosted at the office of Kemmons Wilson Companies with Kayla Rodriguez Graff as the keynote speaker. On behalf of the NEXUS Board of Directors, it was a privilege to honor Kem Wilson, jr. and announce the Kem Wilson... Read More
  • NEXUS Night Out was a Success

    The annual NEXUS Night Out was a success bringing the current class participants and NEXUS Alumni together to connect. Special thanks to NEXUS ALumni Norma and Kem Wilson for hosting this event. To learn more about how to re-engage as a NEXUS Alum contact Read More

    NEXUS IN MOTION took place on Thursday, April 13 with Alumni returning and serving as a table leaders along with a keynote message. The event provide valuable face time and personal interaction among members of the NEXUS Network. Dr. Russ Wigginton, President of the National Civil Rights Museum was the keynote speaker on the topic of “Dreaming as a Leader.” Special Thanks to the TABLE LEADERS Including Their TOPICS LYNN... Read More
  • 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
  • NEXUS Welcomes the Class of 2024

    The Class of 2024 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. 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 for a successful year... Read More

Upcoming Events

December 7, 2023 - December 7, 2023
NEXUS December Speaker Will Be Ericka DeBruce

Ericka DeBruce, Chief Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Officer for ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

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November 2, 2023 - November 2, 2023
Jason Wexler Will Speak on Nov. 2

The NEXUS Class of 2024 2ill host Jason Wexler, President for the Memphis Grizzlies to speak on the leadership topic

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October 5, 2023 - October 5, 2023
Tom Cleves Returns to NEXUS on 10.5.23

Tom Cleves, SVP – Corporate Affairs for Slyvamo will return to NEXUS and speak to the Class of 2024 on the topic of

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  • 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