James Armfield

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As Chief Programs & Training Officer James oversees all New Memphis’ programs and is specifically tasked with the Leadership Development Intensive, a program for senior level executives. James is also responsible for all training designed for facilitation within organizations and facilitating sessions mainly with senior level teams. James is also the Director of NEXUS Connect, a sister program of the NEXUS peer to peer mentoring program for adult professionals. Formerly, James served as CEO of Firethorn Pictures, a film production and finance company. Until January 2013 James served as President/CEO of Memphis Athletic Ministries, a local nonprofit that serves over 14,000 youth yearly. James previously served as SVP at New Memphis (formerly The Leadership Academy) and has conducted countless leadership and team building experiences for many corporate and nonprofit organizations and has extensive experience as an executive coach. James is a New Memphis Fellows and Leadership Development Intensive graduate.  

Contact information: james [at] newmemphis [dot] org or 901-461-6260