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:

  • Nancy Averwater | Baptist Memorial Health Care
  • Renee Bailey | Pfizer
  • William Barksdale | Cargill Cotton
  • Vernell Bennett-Fairs | LeMoyne-Owen College
  • Peter Bunce | Indigo Ag
  • Apryl Childs-Potter | Greater Memphis Chamber
  • Darrell Cobbins | Universal Commercial
  • John Daniel | Consultant
  • Neil Gibson | FedEx Services
  • Tannera George Gibson | Burch Porter & Johnson, PLLC
  • Jil Jordan Greene | AutoZone, Inc.
  • Matt Harrell | Frontdoor, Inc.
  • Don Hutson | Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare
  • Daphne Large | Data Facts, Inc.
  • Justin Lawhead | University of Memphis
  • Tammy LoCascio | First Horizon National Corporation
  • Kelly Lomax | Dunavant Enterprises, Inc.
  • Mickell Lowery | FedEx
  • Kennedy McCleskey | Nike, Inc.
  • Tobi Merschat | Pactiv Evergreen
  • Marianne Parrs | Retired
  • Dr. Isaac Rodriguez | SweetBio, Inc.
  • Chandell Ryan | City of Memphis
  • Andrew Schaeffer | MAA
  • David Schwartz | The University of Tennessee Health Science Center
  • Greg Spillyards | Commercial Advisors
  • Susan Stephenson | Independent Bank
  • Fred Towler | International Paper, Inc.
  • Tish Towns | Regional One Health
  • Karen Weddle-West | University of Memphis
  • Duncan Williams | Duncan-Williams
  • Kevin Woods | BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
  • Paul Young | Downtown Memphis Commission

Board of Governors:

  • Calvin Anderson | Clear Strategies Group
  • Chris Anderson | Enterprise Holdings, Inc
  • Carrie Burke | Kemmons Wilson Family Foundation
  • Charles Burkett | First Horizon Foundation
  • Reginald Coopwood | Regional One Health
  • Rosie Davis | University of Memphis
  • Bill Dunavant | Dunavant
  • Mark Fogelman | Fogelman
  • Trow Gillespie | NewSouth Capital Management, Inc
  • Willie Gregory | Nike, Inc.
  • Carolyn Hardy | Chism Hardy Investments, LLC
  • Jason Little | Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation
  • Joe Lyons | Barr Brands International
  • Tom Marino | Poplar Foundation (Anonymous)
  • Stuart Kronauge | Juice Plus+
  • Phillip May | Pinnacle Bank
  • Kevin McEniry | nexAir
  • Doug McGowen | City of Memphis
  • David McKinney | AutoZone, Inc.
  • Johnny Moore | Regional President, TN Region
  • Donna Nash | Thomas W. Briggs Foundation
  • Jonathan Pennington | Deloitte
  • Brett Ponton | Terminix
  • Frank Ricks | LRK Inc.
  • Kenneth Robinson | United Way of the Mid-South
  • Douglas Scarboro | Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
  • Michael Scarbrough | Prospero Health
  • 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.
  • Michael Ugwueke | Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare
  • David Waddell | Waddell & Associates
  • May Walker | Bryce Corporation
  • Laura Whitsitt | Smith & Nephew
  • Russ Wigginton | National Civil Rights Museum
  • Webb Wilson | Kemmons Wilson Co
  • Richard Wright | Ernst & Young