Our Board

  • The Board of Trustees are New Memphis graduates who have direct oversight of the organization, offering close guidance and strategic direction to the staff leadership.

  • The Board of Governors complement the Trustees, meeting twice each year for an infusion of fresh insight into New Memphis’ work. We count on our Governors for thought leadership and advocacy.

Board of Trustees:

  • Calvin Anderson I Clear Strategies Group
  • Nancy Averwater I Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation
  • Renee Bailey I Pfizer
  • William Barksdale I Cargill Cotton
  • Darrell Cobbins I Universal Commercial Real Estate
  • John Daniel I First Horizon Bank, Retired
  • David Dart I Terminix
  • Tannera Gibson I Burch Porter & Johnson, PLLC
  • Neil Gibson I FedEx
  • Matt Harrell I Frontdoor, Inc.
  • Daphne Large I Data Facts, Inc.
  • Tammy LoCascio I First Horizon National Corporation
  • Kelly Lomax I Dunavant Enterprises, Inc.
  • Mickell Lowery I FedEx Logistics, Shelby County Commisioner, Dist. 8
  • Kennedy McCleskey I Nike
  • Tobi Merschat I Evergreen Packaging
  • Marianne Parrs I International Paper, Retired
  • Dr. Isaac Rodriguez I SweetBio, Inc.
  • Chandell Ryan I City of Memphis
  • Andrew Schaeffer I MAA
  • David Schwartz, MD I University of Tennessee Health Science Center
  • Greg Spillyards I Cushman & Wakefield | Commercial Advisors
  • Susan Stephenson I Independent Bank
  • Tish Towns I Regional One Health
  • Karen Weddle-West I University of Memphis
  • Duncan Williams I Duncan-Williams, Inc
  • Kevin Woods I BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee

Board of Governors:

  • Livingston Albritten ­­­| Bank of America
  • Chris Anderson | Enterprise Holdings, Inc
  • Shannon Brown | FedEx Corporation
  • Mike Bruns | Bruns Holding
  • Charles Burkett | First Horizon Foundation
  • Reginald Coopwood | Regional One Health
  • Darius Davis | Tri-State Bank of Memphis
  • Rosie Davis | University of Memphis
  • Bill Dunavant | Dunavant Enterprises Inc
  • Mark Fogelman | Fogelman Properties
  • Scott Fountain | Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation
  • Trow Gillespie | NewSouth Capital Management, Inc
  • Willie Gregory | Nike, Inc.
  • Carolyn Hardy | Chism Hardy Investments, LLC
  • Marjorie Hass | Rhodes College
  • Bruce Hopkins | Retired
  • Larry Jensen | Cushman & Wakefield/Commercial Advisors
  • Jason Little | Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation
  • Joe Lyons | Barr Brands International
  • Neely Mallory, III | Mallory Alexander International Logistics
  • Tom Marino | Poplar Foundation
  • Jay Martin | Juice Plus+
  • Kevin McEniry | nexAir
  • Doug McGowen | City of Memphis
  • David McKinney | AutoZone, Inc.
  • Frank Quinn | CBRE
  • Christine Richards | President of Management at Core Spaces
  • Frank Ricks | LRK Inc.
  • Beverly Robertson | Greater Memphis Chamber
  • Kenneth Robinson | United Way of the Mid-South
  • Douglas Scarboro | Federal Reserve Bank f St. Louis
  • Bill Seely | Varsity Spirit
  • Gary Shorb | The Urban Child Institute
  • Teresa Sloyan | Hyde Family Foundation
  • Jack Soden | Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc.
  • Mark Sutton | International Paper, Inc.
  • Henry Turley | Henry Turley Company
  • Michael Ugwueke | Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare
  • David Waddell | Waddell & Associates
  • Laura Whitsitt ­­| Smith + Nephew