Leadership Memphis Announces 2019 FastTrack Spring Class

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – 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 Spring Class of 2019. The diverse group is comprised of approximately 40 emerging leaders from a cross-section of industries and sectors in the community who are passionate about Memphis and determined to learn and take action to build a greater Memphis.

“I am very excited about our Spring 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 personal 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 to serve and make a difference.Since 1979, Leadership Memphis has continually developed new ways to connect and create more effective community leaders. Among the more that 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.

Shown from left to right: J.B. Smiley, Tamarques Porter, Jenikka Oglesby, John Wheeler, Suzanne Gregoire. Members of Leadership Memphis’ FastTrack Spring 2019 Class, the group discussed current issues and solutions for a better Memphis at their first meeting on February 2, 2019.

Shown from left to right: Lesli Lee, Courtney Taylor, Lucia Clinkscales, Scovia Rushing, Jerri Green. Members of Leadership Memphis’ FastTrack Spring 2019 Class, the group worked on a presentation addressing current issues and solutions for a better Memphis at their first meeting on February 2, 2019.

2019 FastTrack Spring Class:

First Name Last Name Title Company/Organization
Amanda Abney Accounting, Payroll & Benefits BRIDGES USA
Cindricka Arrington Engineering Program Manager Medtronic
Gortria Banks Finance Administrator General Sessions Court Clerk’s Office
DeWayne Breckenridge Senior Estimator Anderson Contractors Inc.
Eric Brown Program Manager Friends of the Earth
Lucia Clinkscales  Consultant Think Inspire Marketing
Camille Davis Administrative Specialist St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Robert Davis, II Principal at Ida B. Wells Academy, K-8 Shelby County Schools
Ana Duran Senior Product Owner ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Jerri Green Director of Community Engagement Community Legal Center
Suzanne Gregoire Senior Manager Memphis Public Libraries
Pamela Griffin-Egwuekwe Program Manager Code Crew
Kiera Harvey Mortgage Advisor Pinnacle Bank
Erin Johnson Code School Program Director Code Crew
Wynett Jones Program Director, Books from Birth Porter-Leath
Justin Keeton Director of Organizational Effectiveness Methodist Le Bonheur Health
Lesli Lee Program Manager Hilton
Derion Lipford Digital Product Analyst ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Tori Mason Program Management Advisor FedEx Services
Kristine Nelson Of Counsel (Attorney) Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC
Heather Nordtvedt Marketing Manager Saddle Creek
Jenikka Oglesby Sr. HR Business Strategist & Consultant Shelby County Schools
Erika Parrish Assistant Principal KIPP Memphis Collegiate Schools
Will Patterson Attorney Wiseman Bray, PLLC
Brodes Perry Executive Pastor Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church
Tamarques Porter Information Technology Specialist/Network Engineer U.S. Department of Treasury
James Rogers Contracts Manager Shelby County Government, Health Division
Scovia Rushing  Public Relations Specialist
Lemuel Russell Senior Pastor Testament of Hope Community Baptist Church
Samantha Sandoval Sr. Administrative Assistant ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Kelly Sealey Manager, Professional Education Axogen
JB Smiley Jr. Managing Attorney Smiley & Associates, PLLC
Charles Snyder Director, Health Disparities Education & Community Engagement University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Courtney Taylor Talent Management Consultant F&H Solutions Group
Brad Teplicky Account Manager Trane Commercial Systems & Services
Kristin Watkins Assistant General Manager Aramark/Rhodes College
John Wheeler Community Resource Coordinator Leadership Memphis