Testimonials

“I am appreciative to the complete NEXUS experience especially the pairing of my mentor. She has graciously taken me by the hand and guided me through personal and professional situations. Our relationship will go beyond the NEXUS year.” Whitney Clifton, NEXUS Protégé, Client Services Advisor, Metropolitan Bank

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“I appreciate the ability to meet many different people with diverse backgrounds who all share a common goal of continuing to make Memphis the best city it can be. My protégé was such a great young man with a heart to learn and improve himself. The passion that he and the NEXUS program have for our city have been an inspiration to me and it fills me with excitement for the future.” Joe Williams, NEXUS Mentor, President, Agape North

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My NEXUS experience has been priceless with one of if not the best NEXUS Mentor. The NEXUS Leadership team knows what it takes to build the next generation of leaders in Memphis. Through my relationship with my NEXUS mentor, in addition to our monthly speaker series, I have gained invaluable experience, blessed to receive awards and new job opportunities. NEXUS has truly been a blessing to my life and I will continue to be an advocate for the NEXUS Leadership Program to other young professionals

Alton Cryer, NEXUS Protégé, Class of 2017Content -

The NEXUS experience has enriched my view of Memphis and I have gained a clearer vision of the opportunities in this great city.  After hearing one of the monthly speakers, I took inventory of the plans I have for my life and how they will affect a small piece of this awesome city. By far the most impactful part of this program is meeting and connecting with my protégé. Sharon Bailey, NEXUS Mentor, Manager, Application & Development, ServiceMaster

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“The connections I have made through NEXUS are truly invaluable to me as a young professional. Not only did the mentor relationship prove to be extremely beneficial both personally and professionally, but moving through the program with like-minded proteges has allowed me to build an incredible network that will be a great support to my career moving forward!” Jeremy Andrews, NEXUS Protégé, Class of 2018, Strategic Partnership Officer, BRIDGES

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“My NEXUS experience has been very fulfilling. Through NEXUS I have been able to connect and learn from leaders in the community who have participated in the speaker series. I have also been able to learn about many organizations that are doing great work in the Memphis area and I look forward to doing my part in making a difference. In my mentor, I have gained a friend who has been able to share so much wisdom around faith, family, fatherhood, leadership, and navigating my career.

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Video Testimonials

NEXUS Protege/Mentor-Jill & Hayley
Mentor-Jill & Hayley
NEXUS protege Amy Strickland talks about her experience in the class of 2019.
Amy Strickland
Bethany McRae, NEXUS protege talks about her experience.
Bethany McRae
Sandy Willson
Sandy Willson

Announcements

  • Mike Allen Named Kem Wilson NEXUS Leadership Award Recipient

    On behalf of the NEXUS Board of Directors, it was a privilege to honor NEXUS Mentor Mike Allen with the Kem Wilson NEXUS Leadership Award that is awarded each year to someone that leads like Kem. This award is given at Graduation to someone who has unwavering commitment to the NEXUS program and mission and fully engaged with fellow members of the Class of 2024. Read More
  • Congratulations to the Class of 2024!

    Congratulations to the NEXUS Class of 2024!! On May 2, NEXUS graduated its 20th Class and has now trained over 1200 leaders equipped and motivated to lead our city! At Graduation the Mentor and Protégé graduates were honored for their accomplishments and dedication over the past ten months. NEXUS co-Founder Sandy Willson was the keynote speaker on the topic of “Dreaming as a Leader”. Special thanks to the mentor and... Read More
  • Recruitment Begins for Class of 2025

    Recruitment for the NEXUS Class of 2025 is currently underway. We continue to search for experienced, proven leaders to duplicate and young, emerging leaders to develop through mentoring relationships, interactive teaching and serving Memphis. Protégé applicants are asked to complete an online application by June 10 at www.nexusleaders.org. Mentor applications are due July 1. All participants are considered and approved by the NEXUS Board of Directors. Additional details will be... Read More
  • NEXUS Night Out at the Dixon – Celebrating 20 Years

    The NEXUS Network came together for NEXUS Night Out at the Dixon to celebrate 20 years! The special event provided an opportunity for alumni, current participants, and community partners to toast and reflect on the remarkable journey of NEXUS, celebrate the impact NEXUS has had on over 1200 leaders, and share the excitement for the future! GIVE HERE and build the foundation of NEXUS for the next 20 years and... Read More
  • NEXUS IN MOTION with Mayor Young was a Success

    NEXUS IN MOTION is always a class favorite and paired with Memphis Mayor Paul Young as the keynote speaker the event was a success! The event offered opportunities for networking around table discussions with selected topics, and an encouraging message from Memphis Mayor Paul Young.  Special thanks to NEXUS Alumni that returned to lead table discussions including Lynn Ballinger, Jessica Cowan, Charlene Cox, Lori Evans, Steve French, Billie Jo Parker,... Read More
  • Jason Little Delivered an Impactful Message in March

    Jason Little, President and CEO for Baptist Memorial Health Care returned to NEXUS and spoke to the Class of 2024. Jason spoke on the leadership topic of “Building as a Leader”. Jason believes it is important to build a system to lead an organization, culture, career, and team. You must build a system that aligns, with your principles, and has a culture, which is a reflection of behaviors. You must believe... Read More
  • 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

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