Leadership Memphis Announces 2020 Executive Program Class

August 28, 2019

Class Reflects a Diverse Mix of Experienced Leaders Who Are Ready to Impact Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn., August 28, 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 Executive Program Class of 2020. The diverse group of 81 executives is comprised of experienced leaders across multiple community spectrums, including business, nonprofit, government, education, faith, neighborhoods, and professionals.

“I am very excited about our 2020 Executive Program Class,” said David Williams, Leadership Memphis President/CEO. “They have already demonstrated a desire to gain a deeper understanding of the Memphis community and how they can leverage their combined experience and knowledge to impact 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.

Leadership Memphis executives comprise a powerful forum for understanding the strengths and challenges of our metro area, exploring the importance of collaboration, and demonstrating the power collective impact has to take Memphis to the next level. Since 1979, Leadership Memphis has continually developed new ways to engage and create more effective community leaders. Leadership Memphis develops community change agents, connects them with others who have a passion for serving, and empowers them with information and opportunities to make a difference.

2020 Executive Program Class:

First Name
Last Name
Company
Job Title
Kimberly
Alexander
Baptist Memorial Health Care
Public Relations Manager
Phyllis
Aluko
Law Offices of the Shelby County Public Defender
Shelby County Public Defender
Janice
Avery-Walthall
Memphis-Shelby County International Airport Authority
Director of Human Resources
Scot
Bearup
Juvenile Court of Memphis & Shelby County
Senior Attorney
Vinay
Bhal
Smith & Nephew
Clinical Strategy Lead
Kerri
Blair
Behind the Scenes
Administrative Director
Morgan
Bohannon
Cumulus Media Memphis
Vice President & Market Manager
Jeff
Borgsmiller
Turner Construction
Preconstruction Manager
Candi
Burton
City of Memphis
Comptroller
Alissa
Campbell Shaw
International Paper
Senior Manager Community Engagement & Executive Director, IP Foundation
David
Casteel
United States Navy
Branch Head for Officer Performance and Separations
Mark
Creech
Tennessee Valley Authority
Executive Director, Memphis
Hayley
Daniel
ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Senior Director of Direct Marketing
Patrick
Elam
FedEx
Vice President of US Operations, Southeast Region
Jennifer
Ervin
Shelby County Schools
General Counsel & Chief Legal Officer
Eric
Eurich
FocalPoint Business Coaching
Owner/Business Coach
Michael
Gabel
FedEx Logistics
Managing Director of International Legal & Regulatory Affairs
Brandon
Gentry
Medtronic
Senior Distribution Manager
Angela
Green
On Location Memphis, Inc.
Executive Director
Robert
Griffin
Memphis in May
Vice President of Marketing
Will
Griffith
Accredo Specialty Pharmacy
Director of Pharmacy Operations
Ruby
Hancock
KPMG LLP
Audit Managing Director
Chas
Harris
Sodexo
Director of Business Development
Tim
Harris
Memphis Empowerment Initiative
Chief Executive Officer
Mark
Hart
Stanley Security Solutions
Vice President of Sales & Operations, South Central Region
Paul
Haught
Christian Brothers University
Vice President of Academics & Student Life
Kandi
Hill-Clarke
University of Memphis
Dean of the College of Education
Markita
Jack
First Tennessee / First Horizon
SVP, Talent Acquisition & Employee Relations
Carol
Jackson
Families Matter, Inc.
Executive Director
Greg
Jackson
International Paper
Senior Manager of Data Center Operations, Information Technology
Tiffany
Jackson
BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
Provider Incentive & Engagement Manager
Will
Jackson, III
Christ Community Health Services, Inc.
Chief Information Officer
Angela
Johnson
Mid-South Food Bank
Director of Donor Relations
Jennifer
Jones
Youth Villages
Chief Marketing Officer
Will
Jones
Germantown Presbyterian Church
Senior Pastor
William “Bill”
Kim
Regional One Health
Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Hardin
Kimmel
Medtronic
Senior Director of Compliance
Marlon
King
Fayette County Public
Superintendent of Schools
Nicole
Lacey
Memphis Area Transit Authority
Chief Communications Officer
Velver
Lee
Grown Women Swim
Owner & Head Instructor
Rosie
McGaughy
Hershey’s
Senior Human Resources Manager
Brad
Miller
Pinnacle Financial Partners
Senior Vice President, Financial Advisor
Dann
Miller
The Commercial Appeal
Senior Consumer Experience Director
Eric
Miller
Greater Memphis Chamber
Senior Vice President of Economic Development
Kimberly
Moore
Regions Bank
Assistant Vice President & Community Relations Officer
Albert
Mosley
Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare
Senior Vice President & Chief Mission Integration Officer
Karen
Muntean
United States Navy
Officer Career Director for Human Resources Specialty
Tomo
Oblak
Sundial Investment Co, LLC
Chief Operating Officer
Abusheri
Ohwofasa
Memphis Grizzlies
Vice President, Community Engagement & Executive Director, Grizzlies Foundation
Richard
Paessler
Telarray
President & Chief Compliance Officer
Mike
Palazzolo
City of Germantown
Mayor
Sunya
Payne
Shelby County Schools
Director of Family & Community Engagement
Steve
Peay
Boyle Insurance Agency, Inc.
Senior Vice President
Will
Perry
Butler Snow LLP
Partner
Oksana
Piven
Essence Fragrances Inc / Best Real Estate Company
Business Owner / Real Estate Agent
Adrian
Pomi
FedEx Services
Director of Corporate Communications
Tracy
Prewitt
Memphis Symphony Orchestra
Director of Finance
William “Bill”
Rawls
City of Brownsville
Mayor
Jennie
Robbins
Church Health Center
Chief Financial Officer
Chandell
Ryan
City of Memphis
Deputy Chief Operations Officer
Zayid
Saleem
Memphis Police Department
Senior Assistant City Attorney
Amy
Schaftlein
United Housing, Inc.
Executive Director
Sue
Schnitzer
Memphis Public Libraries
Assistant Director, Outreach and Special Projects
Jay
Scott
Sedgwick
Senior Vice President, Pricing & Program Design
Lee Eric
Smith
Abundant Earth Global CDC
Co-Director
Megan
Smith
Shelby County Government
Chief Administrative Attorney
Kandace
Stewart
Memphis Grizzlies
Director of Business Operations and External Affairs
Gia
Stokes
United Way of the Mid-South
Chief Financial & Administrative Officer
Traci
Strickland
Triumph Bank
Senior Vice President – Marketing
Lauralan
Terrill-Grisoni
Smith & Nephew
Vice President of Global Medical Education Orthopaedics
Karen
Treas
Moore Tech
Vice President of Career Services & Industry Relations
Terry
Trim
Tops Bar-B-Q
President
Sherry
Turner
Rhodes College
Vice President for Strategic Initiatives
Troy
Watson
ServiceMaster Facilities Maintenance
President & CEO
Jim
West
Memphis Light Gas & Water
Vice President & Chief Customer Officer
Jeree
Wheat
Reynolds Bone & Griesbeck PLC
Senior Audit Manager
Richard
Williamson
Bryce Corporation
Vice President, Human Resources
Andre
Woods
Bancorp South
Community Development Lender
Cedrick
Wooten
Shelby County Criminal Court Clerk’s Office
Chief Administrative Officer
Anthony
Young
Epicenter Memphis
Capital Executive in Residence

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Leadership Memphis 2020 Executive Program Class

 

Leadership Memphis can be found online at:

https://www.LeadershipMemphis.org
https://www.facebook.com/LeadershipMemphis/

https://twitter.com/LeadershipMphs

https://www.linkedin.com/company/leadership-memphis/

 

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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