Leadership Memphis

Leadership Memphis Announces 2019 FastTrack Fall Class

Class Includes a Diverse Collection of Emerging Leaders Who Are Ready to Take Action towards Building a Greater Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn., October 17, 2019 – Leadership Memphis, whose mission is to prepare and mobilize leaders to work together for the good of the whole community, is proud to announce the FastTrack Fall Class of 2019. Composed of 25 professionals from a cross-section of industries, these emerging leaders are ready to take action to build a greater Memphis.

“I am very excited about our Fall 2019 FastTrack Class,” said David Williams, Leadership Memphis President/CEO. “These are some of the best and brightest future leaders in Memphis, and I cannot wait to see how they build on their experience with our FastTrack program to make our city better.”

Throughout the semester, FastTrack participants face challenging concepts, game-changing tools, and inspirational opportunities that build on their leadership skills and expand their Community IQ. Program graduates become community change agents. They are empowered with information and connected with others that have a similar passion for serving and making a difference.

Since 1979, Leadership Memphis has continually developed new ways to connect and create more effective community leaders. Among the more than 3,300 program alumni are mayors, City Council members, County Commissioners, City of Memphis executives, Shelby County executives, Federal Government executives, executives of civic and community organizations, public and private corporation executives, clergy representing over a dozen denominations, school or school system faculty and administrators, health care executives, professionals (doctors, attorneys, and accountants), and small business owners. Over 50% of Leadership Memphis’ alumni are Black or African-American, Hispanic, Asian, or another minority background.

2019 FastTrack Fall Class:

First Name Last Name Title Company/Organization
Terri Baskin  Nurse Practitioner CareMore
Robin Cole, Jr. Dean of Business and Technology Southwest Tennessee Community College
Caitlin Cox Director of ReStore Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis
Victoria Dowdy Business Services Coordinator CBRE
Kimberly Garmon Hummel Owner Sauce Marketing
Shunskis Hamilton Principal Memphis Business Academy
Jeanice Hayslett BI Development Manager International Paper
Tijuana Holmes Manager City of Memphis-Police Services
Pam Houston Director of Special Events University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Brooke Hyman Senior Legal Analyst City of Memphis- Legislative Division
Jimmie Johnson Police Officer Memphis Police Department
Srividya Kalidindi IT Project Manager A Shelby County Government
Chandy LittleJohn Senior Manager, Quality Engineering Hilton
Willie Meeks Senior Manager, Software Engineer Hilton Worldwide
John Morrisson Manager of Operations Shelby Farms Park
LaKevia Perry Legislative Research Analyst City of Memphis – City Council
Camille Potter Engagement Analyst City of Memphis Department of Neighborhood Improvement
Daphne Rankin President The Agape Group
Velvet Schultz Sr. Manager – Software Engineering Hilton Hotels
Jennifer Sharp Marketing Assistant Southern College of Optometry
Emmanuel Spence Prospect Researcher/Gift Planning ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Tawauna Stafford Financial Center Manager First Tennessee Bank
Steven Ward Principal Aspire Public Schools
Carrie Woodard Project Manager, Clinical Trials Operations St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
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