Leadership Memphis Announces 2020 Board Members

July 24, 2019

2020 Board Reflects a Broad Diversity of Movers and Shakers in Memphis Business Community

MEMPHIS, Tenn., July 24, 2019 – Leadership Memphis, whose mission is to prepare and mobilize leaders to work for the good of the whole community, is proud to announce the Executive Board and Board Members for its 2020 fiscal year. The diverse group, comprised of leaders from across the Memphis business spectrum, have pledged their commitment to ensure that Leadership Memphis’ is well-prepared for the future as the organization embarks on its next 40 years.

Since 1979, Leadership Memphis has continually developed new ways to connect and create more effective community leaders. Leadership Memphis develops community change agents, connects them with others who have a passion to serve, and empowers them with information and opportunities to make a difference.

“In the tradition of Leadership Memphis boards, once again we have some of the best and brightest leaders in Memphis and I could not think of a more talented group to lead us into the next 40 years,” said David Williams, Leadership Memphis President/CEO.

2020 Leadership Memphis Executive Board Members:

Chair
Reginald Porter, Jr.
Senior Vice President, Enterprise Operations
ALSAC/ St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Immediate Past Chair
Terry Lynch
President
The Southland Corporation
Vice-Chair
Mike Jung
President
The Commercial Appeal
Treasurer
Blake Elliott
SVP
Regions Bank
Secretary
Valerie Morris
CEO
Morris Marketing Group
At-Large
Reggie Crenshaw
Principal
Crenshaw and Associates
At-Large
Brian Stephens
CEO
Caissa Public Strategies
At-Large
Percie Strong-Jenkins
SVP, Senior Treasury Officer
Bank of America
Volunteer Memphis Steering Council
Jim Crone
Government & Corporate Relations/Comprehensive Solutions
Trane
Alumni Engagement Steering Council
Dr. Betty Sue McGarvey
President
BMHCC
Program Faculty
Lisa Driver
Director of Accounts Management
BCBSTN

 

2020 Board Members:

Belinda
Anderson
Community Volunteer
Dan
Barron
VP/Market Manager
Entercom Radio
Shunji Brown-Woods
Brown-Woods
Director of Professional Affairs
Smith & Nephew
Rene
Bustamante
Staff Vice President and Assistant Treasurer
FedEx
Reggie
Crenshaw
Principal
Crenshaw and Associates
Jim
Crone
Government & Corporate Relations/Comprehensive Solutions
Trane
Lisa
Driver
Director of Accounts Management
BCBSTN
Blake
Elliott
SVP
Regions Banks
Julie
Ellis
Attorney
Butler Snow
Shirley
Ford
CFO
City of Memphis
Edmund
Ford, Jr.
Commissioner
Shelby County Government
NaKeia
Grimes
Plant Manager
Hershey’s
Mike
Jung
President
The Commercial Appeal
Linda
Lauer
Managing Director
CBIZ
Terry
Lynch
President
The Southland Corporation
Dr. Betty Sue
McGarvey
President
BMHCC
Mark
McMath
Chief Information Officer
Methodist Le Bonheur
Valerie
Morris
CEO
Morris Marketing Group
Ginger
Pilgrim
Principal
Price Waterhouse
Reginald
Porter, Jr.
SVP Enterprise Operations
ASLAC/St. Jude
Patrice
Robinson
Council Member
Memphis City Council
Linda
Sawyer
CFO
Memphis Tourism
Vernon
Stafford
EVP/Chief Audit Executive
First Horizon/First Tennessee
Brian
Stephens
CEO
Caissa Public Strategies
Percie
Strong-Jenkins
SVP, Senior Treasury Officer
Bank of America
Sylvester
Tate
Owner
Tate Computer Systems
Karren
Todd
Interim Pastor
Lindenwood Christian Church
Ted
Townsend
Chief Economic Dev./Government Rel.
University of Memphis
Chuck
Utterback
Assistant VP Network Management
CIGNA
Rick
Wagers
Senior EVP and CFO
Regional One Health
Marvin
White
Manager
FedEx
Laurie
Whitney
Integrated Products Senior Project Manager
Sedgwick
Kami
Wigginton
Regional Business Director
Staywell Health
Rodney
Young
Senior IP Director
Medtronic

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. Founded in 1979 as The Memphis Institute of Public Responsibility, the organization has trained and graduated more than 3,300 leaders from its programs.


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