ALUMNI NEWS

Each month we celebrate our alumni receiving distinguished honors, being promoted, changing careers, and stepping up in our community. If you would like to add your accomplishment or various community involvement, please click HERE or share others’ successes on Facebook and Twitter using #LMAlums.

MARCH 2019

Gloria Boyland (EP2008) corporate vice president of operations and service support for FedEx, is on Black Enterprise’s 2019 List of the Most Powerful Women in Corporate America. Read the full Commercial Appeal article HERE.
Steve Franklin (EP2014) is now the Chief Financial Officer at MCR Safety.
Austin Baker (EP2008) is now Founding Member and Chief Financial Officer at National Enrollment Partners.
Tera Upshaw (FTS2013) is now the Recreation Coordinator for the City of Memphis.
Diane Jalfon (EP2008) is now the Owner/Partner at Conduit.
Sheila Noone (FTF2012) is now a Board Member, VP of Programming at PRSA Memphis.
Charlotte Henderson (EP2018) is now a Tax Partner at Reynolds Bone & Griesbeck PLC.
Michael Newsome (FTF2014) founded a new website design, branding, and digital marketing company, LAB Digital Creative, with partner Alan Hudgins. Check it out HERE.
DeQuanda Roberson (FTF2009) has been named Sponsorship Development Manager of Greater Memphis Chamber of Commerce. Read the Daily Memphian article HERE.
Tiffany Casey (FTF2017) has been promoted to Director of Transit Operations at the Memphis Area Transit Authority
Alton Cryer (FTF2013) has been selected as a 2019 Top 20 under 30 for the Memphis Flyer.
Eddie Hayes (FTS2009) has accepted a new position at the Greater Memphis Chamber as a Membership Account Executive.
Tabitha Glenn (EP2016) has been promoted to Interim Vice President of Direct Marketing at ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Tonya Dyson (FTS2012) is now the Executive Director of the Memphis Slim Collaboratory.
Rosa Marie Potts (EP2014) has been named Senior Development Director for March of Dimes.
Melanie Blakeney (EP2014) has joined Marx-Bensdorf, Realtors as an affiliate real estate broker. Prior to joining the firm, she served as CEO of the Memphis Area Association of REALTORS® (MAAR).

FEBRUARY 2019

Ivette Baldizon  (EP2007) is the new Executive Director of the Mid-South Latino Chamber of Commerce.
Candace Steele Flippin (EP2019) was recently recognized by The Network Journal at its 21st Annual 25 Influential Black Women in Business Awards Luncheon.

JANUARY 2019

Linda Williams (EP1996)​ was recently honored as 2019 Luminary Awards from the City of Memphis. Read the full article here.
Regina Walker (EP1987)​ was recently honored as 2019 Luminary Awards from the City of Memphis. Read the full article here.
Dr. Joe Ann Ballard (EP2002) was recently honored as 2019 Luminary Awards from the City of Memphis. Read the full article here.
Sharon Devine Harris (EP1998) has started a new position as Vice President Human Resources at AnovoRx.
Patrice Robinson (EP2006) has been elected Vice Chair of the Memphis City Council.
Gerre Currie (EP2013) has been appointed to serve on the Memphis City Council District 6.
Elizabeth Woodcock (EP2016) has started a new position as Chief Operating Officer at Compass Community Schools.
Nelia Dempsey (EP2016) has started a new position as Assistant Director of Legislative/Public Affairs at Shelby County Sheriff’s Office.

DECEMBER 2018

Jonathan Skrmetti (EP2016) has been named Chief Deputy of the Tennessee Attorney General’s office. Read the full article here.
Amber Hampton (FTS2016) is now a Marketing Assistant at TopRx.
Shunji Brown-Woods (EP2018) has been promoted to Sr. Director, Global Professional Affairs at Smith & Nephew.
Carol Jones (EP2010) was inducted into the U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers, Memphis District’s Gallery of Distinguished Employees on December 17, 2018.
Eric Robertson (EP2006) & Lori Robertson (FF2008 & EP2019) were recently featured in the Commercial Appeal as “The power couple working to empower Memphis out of poverty.”
Pat Mitchell-Worley (EP2011) has been named the new Executive Director at the Stax Music Academy.

 

NOVEMBER 2018

J.W. (EP1999) and Kathy (EP2003) Gibson won the 2018 Oustanding Volunteer Fundraiser Crystal Award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals Memphis Chapter.
Valerie Morris (EP2014) has been named the PRSA 2018 Executive of the Year.
Christin Webb (FTF2017) was selected as a 2018 Top 40 Under 40 Urban Elite Award Recipient.
Lori Spicer Robertson (FTF2008) was selected as a 2018 Top 40 Under 40 Urban Elite Award Recipient.
Jena Scott-Robinson (FTS2017) was selected as a 2018 Top 40 Under 40 Urban Elite Award Recipient.
Rachel Knox (FTF2013) was featured as a 2018 Top 40 Under 40 Urban Elite Award Recipient.
Angela Hill (FTS2015) is now the Administrator, Parks and Ground Maintenance for Shelby County Government.

 

OCTOBER 2018

Joy Truly Brown (EP2016) has been promoted to Director of Production Operations at Orpheum Theatre; Elected 2018-2019 President Hospitality Marketing Sales Association International (HSMAI).
Edith Kelly Green (EP1987) has been elected to the Sanderson Farms Board.
Mark Norris (EP1991) has been confirmed as a Federal Judge by the U.S. Senate.
Wendi Thomas (EP2010) has been chosen at the Journalism and Women Symposium (JAWS) 2018 journalist of the year.
Raumesh Akbari (EP2017) has been selected as the MBJ’s Top 40 under 40.
Kerri Campbell (FTF2010 and EP2014) has been selected as the 2018’s MBJ’s Top 40 under 40.
Andrea Hill (FTS2015) has been selected as 2018’s MBJ’s Top 40 under 40.
Alton Cryer (FTS2013) has been selected as 2018’s MBJ’s Top 40 under 40.
Jonathan Ealy (FTF2016) as been selected as 2018’s MBJ’s Top 40 under 40.
Lakesha Williams (EP2015) has been selected as 2018’s MBJ’s Top 40 under 40.
Kayon Montaque (FTF2016) has been selected as 2018’s MBJ’s Top 40 under 40.
Larry D. McHatch, Jr. (FT2011) has been named to the Board of The Alpha Memphis Education Foundation.
Justin Jamerson (EP2017 & FTF2014) was featured in 4 Memphis Magazine as a Memphis Pathfinder. Read the full article HERE.
Shamichael Hallman (EP2013) was recently featured in 4 Memphis Magazine as a Memphis Pathfinder. Read the full article HERE.
Pierre Landaiche (EP2011) is now the Project Manager for the Memphis Sports Hall of Fame.
Alexandra Matlock (EP2013) was recognized as a Women in Business presented by Memphians on the Move.
Estella Mayhue-Greer (EP2012) was recognized as a Women in Business presented by Memphians on the Move.
Carolyn Hardy (EP1995) was recognized as a Women in Business presented by Memphians on the Move.
Kimberly Heathcott (EP2012) was recognized as a Women in Business presented by Memphians on the Move.

 

SEPTEMBER 2018

Kirbi Tucker (FTF2017) is now the College of Education-Coordinator for Graduate Recruitment at The University of Memphis.
Chris McLean (EP2012) has been named Chief Financial Officer for Shelby County.
Lisa Driver (EP2017) is a 2018 Super Woman in Business, presented by the Memphis Business Journal.
Lori Spicer Robertson (FTF2008 & EP2019) received a 2018 Super Women in Business Award from the Memphis Business Journal.
Monica Wharton (EP2014) received a 2018 Super Women in Business Award, presented by the Memphis Business Journal.
Georgia King (Grassroots2008) will be honored with the MLK 50 Award for Leadership and Activism in the Memphis community at the 23rd Stone Awards presentation at the Buckman Performing Arts Center Arts.
Joann Massey (EP2014) has been named as Co-Chair for the Women’s Foundation of Greater Memphis’ Young Women’s Advisory Council Mentoring Committee for 2018-2019.
James Overstreet (EP2011) is now the Editor in Chief for the Daily Memphian.
Patrice Thomas (EP2016) is now the Chief Administrative Officer for Shelby County Government.
Danielle Inez (FTS2013) is now the Special Assistant to the Shelby County Mayor.
Marlinee Iverson (EP2017) has been appointed as the Shelby County Attorney.
David Bradford Jr. (EP2015) has been elected to the Shelby County Commission.
Willie Brooks (EP1986) has been elected to the Shelby County Commission.
Edmund Ford, Jr. (EP2011) has been elected to the Shelby County Commission.
Wanda Halbert (EP2008 & CJJ2015) has been elected Shelby County Clerk.
Heidi Kuhn (EP2017) has been elected  Shelby County Criminal Court Clerk.
Mickell Lowery (EP2011) has been elected to the Shelby County Commission.
Van Turner (EP2011) has been elected to the Shelby County Commission.
Michael Whaley (EP2012) has been elected to the Shelby County Commission.