As a native Memphian, when I came back home from college, I was looking for a program that would help me plug back into Memphis. Over the last year, Nexus has given me that opportunity. NEXUS is a great program which allows young professionals, who are passionate about this city, to learn from current leaders the skills needed to guide Memphis to a bright and promising future. Jack Steffner, Associate, Newmark Grubb Memphis, NEXUS Protege, Class of 2015

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I really enjoyed the NEXUS expierence and hope to stay involved as an alum, as well as continue the relationship with my mentor. It’s exciting to see and hear so many of us that are passionate about making positive changes in our city and community. Richard Collins, Client Services Advisor, Metropolitan Bank & NEXUS Class of 2015

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NEXUS has facilitated and exemplified one of the best things about living in this city, which is the willingness of the community to help each other grow personally and professionally. It never ceases to amaze me how open and welcoming the leaders in the community are towards the emerging professionals. My time with all of you reinforced my devotion to this city and I will always be very grateful to the organization, the speakers, and of course my Mentor.

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NEXUS has been an outstanding experience for me. It has allowed me to meet other ambitious, sophisticated, thriving young pros in the Memphis area. This opportunity with nexus has placed me in front of respected, firmly established, business men and women from various industries on a monthly basis. I've met CEO, VP's, and Senior Pastors, to name a few. I must say, had it not been for NEXUS it would have been really hard for me to get face-time with these people on a consistent basis.

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NEXUS Comprises Next Generation of Millennium Leaders – It’s been an awesome experience! Being new to Memphis, NEXUS opened my eyes to the great opportunities that this great city possesses. Having the chance to learn from key leaders throughout the Greater Memphis Area has given me hope that I too, can make a difference in the lives of individuals that live here. Dexter McKinney, NEXUS Protégé, Class of 2016 & System Community Outreach Specialist at BAPTIST MEMORIAL HEALTH CARE

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“I didn’t exactly know what to expect from the NEXUS experience, but having been through it, It has been an experience of a lifetime. The speakers were fantastic, but more importantly, it was an honor to get to speak into the life of a younger person going through the journey of balancing work, marriage, and all that life throws at you. It’s a great way to give back to the next generation of leaders here in Memphis.”

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Video Testimonials

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NEXUS protege Amy Strickland talks about her experience in the class of 2019.
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Bethany McRae, NEXUS protege talks about her experience.
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  • 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

April 25, 2023 - April 25, 2023
NEXUS Night Out on April 25

Make plans to attend this year's NEXUS NIGHT OUT! This annual event provides opportunities for current class participants

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