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Leadership Memphis Announces 2021 Executive Class

Members of the 2021 Executive Class celebrated their Opening Retreat over Zoom, meeting their classmates and learning about Leadership Memphis’ virtual program.

MEMPHIS, Tenn., September 3, 2020 – Leadership Memphis is proud to announce the 83 local leaders that make up the 2021 Executive Class. This diverse group features executives from several professional sectors including business, nonprofit, government, faith, the arts, and more.

“We are thrilled to welcome the 2021 Executive Class,” said Reggie Crenshaw, Interim President/CEO of Leadership Memphis, “These executives have already shown a deep desire to impact Memphis in a positive way and continue the Leadership Memphis tradition of promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion while working together for the good of the whole community.”

Over the next nine months, the 2021 Executive Class will complete an immersive virtual program aimed at connecting them to information about the developments and challenges facing Memphis while empowering them to work together for the good of the community.

Leadership Memphis has graduated more than 3,600 leaders through its programs over the last 41 years. Their alumni include executives of Fortune 500 companies, pastors of some of the oldest congregations in the Mid-South, innovators in the nonprofit world, patrons of the arts, and countless small business leaders that are the lifeblood of Memphis. Those interested in learning more about Leadership Memphis’ programs can go to their website at https://leadershipmemphis.org/.

2021 Executive Program Class:

First Name Last Name Company Title
Rachel Alkire Regional One Health Foundation Director of Development
Jen Andrews Shelby Farms Park Executive Director
Andrea Baird Moore Tech Chief Administrative Officer
Ashil Bijou Monogram Foods Vice President Procurement
Robert Blackwell AccredoHealth Director Business Planning
T Kevin Bruce Bruce Turner Law Attorney
Anthony Jerome Buckner Shelby County Sheriff’s Office Captain/Public Information Officer
Austin Burress Regions Mortgage Production Manager
Cindy Cleveland Diversified Trust Chief Talent Officer
James Robert (Bob) Cole First Horizon Advisors Regional Director
Patrick Collins Morris Marketing Group Executive Vice President
Broderick Connesero The Common Church Preaching Visionary Pastor
Susan Cooper Regional One Health Chief Integration Officer, Senior Vice President
Lorelei Davis Urban Strategies, Inc. Case Supervisor
Sabrina Dawson The Collective Blueprint Vice President of Programs
Marci Fisher Baptist Memorial Health Care Staff Attorney
Craig Gaffin Smith & Nephew Vice President & General Manager of Trauma & Extremities
Brad Gates MLGW Manager, Lighting and Street Services
Danielle Gore Epicenter Program Manager of ZeroTo510 Medical Device Accelerator
Emily Graham Pfizer Director, Strategic Initiatives
Doreen Graves Tennessee Housing Development Agency West TN Liaison
Sherman Greer Southwest TN Community College Executive Director, External Affairs
Tiffanie Grier Assisi Foundation of Memphis, Inc. Programs Officer
Kyla Gutierrez-Guyette Workforce Investment Network WIN Executive Director
Lori Guy Hutchison School Strategic Communications Director
Alexis Gwin-Miller Momentum Edge Coaching and Consulting Agency Executive Director
Kelley Henderson Catholic Charities Executive Director
Laurie Hodge Church Health Dental Director, Dentist
Eldon Eugene Holliday, III Memphis Public Library Central Library Regional Manager
Chuck Hudspeth Hudspeth Benefits Group President
Rev. Samuel Husband New City Memphis Church Pastor
Andre Jackson Caesar’s Entertainment- Horseshoe Tunica Regional Vice President of Hospitality
Chet Jackson The Works Director Of Multi-Family Housing
Dr. Brodie Johnson Cornerstone Institutional Baptist Church Senior Pastor
Nicholas Kapphahn FedEx Express Managing Director
Rodney King Core Spaces Senior Vice President – Development
Dana Leake Frontdoor Sr. Director of Operations
Rhonda Logan Memphis City Council City Councilwoman
Anton Mack Explore Bike Share Executive Director
Sherry Mackey Clark Agape Child & Family Services, Inc. Director of Marketing and Communications
James McCraw Avison Young Vice President, Retail Brokerage Services
Justin Merrick Community Transformation Center Executive Director
Latasha Mister-Echols Knowledge Quest Director of Programs
Matt Mooney University Clinical Care Executive Director of Clinical Operations
Tina Moore Director of Account Management BCBST
Juliette Moore Crye Leike Realtors Realtor
Raushanah Morgan Shelby County Government Deputy Director for the Division of Community Services
Anna Mullins-Ellis New Memphis Institute President & CEO
Jared Myers Heights Community Development Executive Director
Tamara Nolen MLGW Manager, Corporate Communications
Robbin Page FedEx Express Vice President, Human Resources
Cecilia Palazola Concord Academy Executive Director
Terence Patterson Memphis Education Fund CEO
Jerica Monique Phillips Shelby County Schools Chief of Communications
Cathy Pope Mid-South Food Bank CEO
Clark Province Watkins Uiberall, PLLC Certified Public Accountants
Malcom Rawls Peer Power Foundation COO
Dr. Lewis Reich Southern College of Optometry President
Derrick Reives CareerQuo Co-Founder & CEO
Teri Rhodes White Ietal Communication and Design Founder
Larry Robinson Kudzukian CEO
Chad Rounder Pinnacle Financial Partners SVP, Business Banking Area Manager
Terry Rush U.S. Navy Deputy, Total Force HR and Manpower
Michael Scarbrough Prospero-Health President/CEO
John Paul Schaffer BLDG Memphis Executive Director
Eric Schmitt Sedgwick Global Chief Information Security Officer
William Scott The Money Spartans Financial Group President
Jenae’ Scott-Robinson Gardenview Elementary School Principal
David Simpson HopeWorks, Inc. Chief Operating Officer
Bennie Smith Smartsoft LLC Owner
Rev. William Smith, III Berean Missionary Baptist Church Pastor
Dr. Charles Snyder University of Tennessee Health Science Center Director of Health Disparities Education and Community Engagement
Dr. Ed Stephens STAR Academy College Preparatory Charter School Chief Operating Officer
Kathleen Terry-Sharp CBU Associate Vice President for Corporate and Foundation Relations
Melissa Thompson Crye Leike Realtors Realtor
Joia Thornton Just City Program & Partnership Manager
Jessie Tucker Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare President – Methodist South Hospital
Kyle Veazey City of Memphis Deputy Chief Operating Officer
Amy Ware CBU Director of Career Services
Tutonial (Toni) Williams Shelby County Schools Chief Financial Officer
Camille Wright Ampro Industries Inc. VP Brand Marketing & Communications
Sarah Katherine Wright The Tennessee Law Center, PLLC Attorney
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