MEMPHIS, Tenn., September 22, 2021 – 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 Executive Program Class of 2022. The diverse group of 52 executives is comprised of experienced leaders across multiple community spectrums, including business, nonprofit, government, education, healthcare, faith, neighborhoods, and professionals.
“We are thrilled to welcome the 2022 Executive Program and are excited to see how this class continues Leadership Memphis’ longstanding history of impacting Memphis in a positive way,” said Reggie Crenshaw, President and CEO of Leadership Memphis and Volunteer Memphis.
Over nine months, Leadership Memphis Executive Program participants are immersed in an intensive experience aimed at building on existing personal and professional leadership skills to develop relationships and networks that drive and accelerate positive change. The program leads participants through monthly learning sessions, increases exposure to high-profile and effective leaders and organizations, and offers expanded engagement with the challenges facing Memphis today and opportunities for the Memphis of tomorrow. Class days will be a hybrid schedule featuring virtual lessons and in-person programming at locations across the city for the first time since 2019.
“We believe the best way to get leaders involved in the community is to take them to the organizations or neighborhoods that need their help the most and let the class experience that for themselves,” added Crenshaw.
Leadership Memphis’ goal is to connect its leaders with information about the developments and challenges facing the city and inspiring the class to work together and move Memphis forward. Class members will also participate in a 40-hour community service schedule over the program that will divide the class into groups that will work on public service projects in Memphis neighborhoods.
Since 1979, Leadership Memphis has continually developed new ways to engage and create more effective community leaders. Its alumni represent a group of local leaders dedicated to understanding the strengths and challenges facing the Mid-South, exploring the importance of collaboration, and demonstrating the collective impact citizens can have on the community.
Leadership Memphis has graduated more than 3,900 leaders through its programs over the last 42 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/.
2022 Executive Program Class:
- Rob Hughes, Porter-Leath, Vice President of Development
- Williams Brack, Regions Bank, VP, Community Development Manager
- Kenneth Burnett, CyPro Group, CEO
- Corbin Carpenter, Carpenter Law, PLLC, Owner & Managing Member
- Davin Dejuan Clemons, Shelby County Division of Corrections, Deputy Administrator of the Office of Professional Standards
- Arlenia Cole, City of Memphis, Media Affairs Manager
- James Coleman, Driven Racing Oil. LLC, General Counsel
- Christopher Coleman, Teach for America Memphis, Executive Director
- Abbey Cowens, MOST – Memphis Opportunity Scholarship Trust, Executive Director
- Tarrus Crew, Monogram Foods, Director of Talent Development
- Brandee Davis, Workforce Mid-South, Inc., Director of WIOA Programs
- Lori Evans, Regional One Health Manager, Customer & Community Engagement
- Laura Fortenberry, Manager, Global Citizenship, FedEx
- Keena Friday-Gilbert, Association of Infant Mental Health in Tennessee, Director of DEI & Belonging
- Michael Fulton, Memphis Shelby County Airport Authority, Director of Government Affairs and Business Diversity Development
- Blake Geabhart, Trustmark National Bank, Vice President
- Tiffany Graham, ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Vice President, Gift Planning
- Richard Harris, Pinnacle Bank, Sr. Vice President, Financial Advisory
- Jessica Dawn Harrison, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, Senior Director
- Kelly Henderson, KIPP Memphis Collegiate Schools, School Leader (Principal)
- Daniel Henley, Agape Child & Family Services, Chief Officer of Spiritual Health
- Alex Hensley, Shelby County Government, Special Assistant of Policy/Intergov Affairs
- Shawna Herring, Cummins, Project Manager
- Davina Holmes, ALSAC St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Director, Enterprise Events
- Brent Hooks, AllWorld Project Management, Chief Administrative Officer
- April Joy Hubbard, Pink With A Purpose Non-Profit Corp, Founder – Chief Executive Officer
- Rob Hughes, Porter-Leath, Vice President of Development
- Brian Ingram, Shelby County Schools, Director of Talent Acquisition, Induction & Development
- Rae Isbell, Trane Technologies, Account Manager – Service
- Prescilla Johnson, Christ Community Health Services, Medical Practice Administrator
- Lillian Johnson, MLGW, Supervisor, Communications & Public Relations
- Patrick Johnston, Turner, Project Executive
- Lisa Manning, Cross-Cultural Leadership Consulting Group, LLC, Principal
- Daphne McDonald, Speaking Life Healthcare, CEO/Director of Therapy Services
- Brian Mellone, First Horizon, Executive Vice President and Director for Corporate Development and Strategy
- Dana Migliaccio, International Paper, Associate General Counsel, Global Cellulose Fibers
- Lynn Page, ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, VP of Program Strategy & Development
- Brad Parsons, Baptist Memorial Health Care, CEO NEA
- Demar Lamont Roberts, First Choice Sales & Marketing Group Inc., Vice President & Chief Growth Officer
- Brett Roler, Downtown Memphis Commission, Vice President of Planning and Development
- Ileanette Rosado-Wilson, Shelby County Schools , Family and Community Engagement
- Blake Sims, GEICO Memphis, Owner
- Ebonye Stewart, Sedgwick, Director of Colleague Resources
- Bridgett Stiggler, Shelby County Government, Assistant County Attorney
- Kandace Thomas, First 8 Memphis, Executive Director
- Nicole Thomas, Nicallyss Creative Group, Founder
- Shirley Thompson, One Voice Speak Foundation Inc., Executive Director
- Mary Wu Tullis, Baker Donelson, Shareholder
- Nicole Washington, Regional One Health, Senior Vice President for Human Resources
- Matt Williams, Moondance Grill, General Manager
- Michael Winter, Fleming Architects, Vice President, Principal
- Dallas Alan Wolfe, Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, Lieutenant & the Chief, Public Information Officer
Members of the 2022 Executive Class celebrated their Opening Retreat at the National Civil Rights Museum before meeting their classmates and learning about Leadership Memphis’ program.
Leadership Memphis can be found online at:
About Leadership Memphis:
Leadership Memphis is a non-profit, community leadership development organization. Its mission is to prepare and mobilize leaders to work together for the good of the whole community. Originally founded in 1979 as The Memphis Institute of Public Responsibility, Leadership Memphis has graduated more than 3,900 leaders from its programs. For more information, please visit LeadershipMemphis.org.
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