August 2016 - June 2017

National Executive Officers

Kim Barnett (BA '95, EMBA '99)
Director of CTCE, Southwest Tennessee Community College; Ret. Sr. Manager, FedEx


Anita Vaughn (BA '77, MPA '82)
Past President
Consultant, Baptist Memorial Health Care Foundation; Retired CEO, Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women


Greg Siskin (BBA '85, MBA '00)
Vice President for Finances
President, Ultimate Dental


Karimeh McDaniel (BA '02)
Vice President for Membership
Former First Vice President, Raymond James & Associates


The Honorable Butch Childers (BBA '71, JD '74)
Vice President for Communication
Circuit Court Judge, State of Tennessee


Dana Gabrion (BA '98)
Vice President for Programs and Events
Executive Producer, America's Next Top Model; Owner, Talbot Heirs Guesthouse

National Executive Board of Directors

Terms Expire 6/30/2017

John Bomer (BBA '72)
Former President, Consolidated Steamship Agency
*Houston, TX


Jim Dean (BSET '80)
President, SeaWorld, Aquatica and Discovery Cove Orlando
*Tampa, FL


Summer Owens (BBA '01)
President and founder, S.O. What! LLC;  Founder and Executive Director, S.O. What! Foundation


Robert Stephens (BSEE '90)
Vice President, Capgemini US LLC
*Houston, TX


Terms Expire 6/30/2018

Darrell T. Cobbins (MBA '07) 
President, Universal Commercial Real Estate, LLC


Toni Boland-Evans (BA '93)
Manager of Global Community Impact, NIKE


John Lawrence (BA '94, MS '98)
Manager, Strategic Economic Development Planning, Edge 


John Yarbrough (BS '72) 
Lambuth Designee
Former Executive Director of the West Tennessee Rehabilitation Center



Terms Expire 6/2019

Andrew Bailey (BBA '00, EMBA '05)
Manager of Content Strategy & Curation, FedEx Services


Ron Hart (BBA '81, MBA '83)
Managing Director, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
*Atlanta, GA


Sharyn Ellison (BBA '95)
President and Founder, The Ellison Foundation


Nestor Rodriguez (BA '03)
Assistant District Manager, Social Security Administration, Memphis South District


Advisors to the Executive Director

Wei Chen (IMBA '98)
Founder and CEO, Sunshine Enterprise, Inc.


Renee DeGutis (BS '83)
Account Manager, Stratus Foods


Mark Long (BSEE '85)
Past President
Owner, Holliday Flowers, Inc.


Deanie Parker (BPS '77, MPA '88)
Past President
Retired President & CEO, Soulsville


Eric Robertson (BA '03)
President, CommunityLIFT


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