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Let’s zip back in time to 1852. It was a year of startling progress in Memphis: Front Row gets paved, streets are extended, a new market-house is built, gas lighting arrives, transporation service is set up along Main Street and another line goes 11 miles out to Raleigh. Telegraph service to New York and Washington is introduced, three newspapers set up shop to compete with two others, the Main Street skyline rises and the wholesale grocery business begins. The city also got a brass band and its first “soda fount.” No single element would’ve knocked your socks off, but combined, it gave a distinct boost to Memphis and the city would more than double its population in those years before the Civil War. It couldn’t have done it without movers and shakers working at all levels in the community. If you wanted to imagine another time where there was such a surge, you might well consider what’s been going on lately: ◗◗ St. Jude’s $1.2 billion expansion, which includes a revitalized Pinch District and some 1,800 new employees, is reshaping the area north of downtown. ◗◗ Graceland’s new $40 million, 220,000 square-foot visitor complex opening in March follows its new Guest House, a full service, 450-room $92 million hotel. It’s ready for what it expects to be a record number of visitors on the 40th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death this August. ◗◗ The transformative 1.1 million squarefoot Crosstown Concourse opens this year with apartments along with tenants that include the Church Health Center, ALSAC/St. Jude, City Leadership, Christian Brothers and more. The $200 million project is revitalizing the neighborhood around the old Sears Tower. ◗◗ Downtown is getting more vibrant with ServiceMaster making renovations for its headquarters to move into 315,000 square feet of space at Peabody Place. ◗◗ The city’s quality of life got big boosts from the opening of the Big River Crossing and Shelby Farms’ Heart of the Park enhancements, both a boon to residents and tourists. Just like in 1852, the Power Players of today are pushing to make things happen. Back then,

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A 2012 survey conducted by The Chronicle of Philanthropy ranked Memphis second in that magazine’s list of per-capita charitable contributions for America’s 50 most-populous metro areas. Memphis-area residents and businesses give over $700 million to charity annually. Because of this, Inside Memphis Business in 2015 started working together with local companies to highlight the good work being done in our community. This is our “Dig Deep for Memphis” partnership program. During 2015, we matched

every advertising full page purchased by our partners with a donated page for the charitable organization of their choice. We are very pleased with the “Dig Deep” program and look to expand it this year. For further information, contact neill@contemporary-media.com. In the meantime, please join me in thanking our program partners — Triumph, Northwestern Mutual, and FedEx — for their support of philanthropy in the Mid-South, and their support for Inside Memphis Business in 2017. —Kenneth Neill

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If all of the individuals featured in the pages of this special issue of Inside Memphis Business are “players,” then those featured on this particular list, the Business Hall of Fame, compose our city’s business all-star team. And what a dream team it would be, with the top players from such diverse and important industries as real estate, transportation, advertising, investing, fashion, hospitality, banking, security, and — two classic institutions in our city — cotton and music, to name a few. Here is a list of 15 Memphians whose achievements over the past several decades have done more than bring them personal and professional success; these are people who have truly changed the face of the city. They’ve put their unique stamp on Memphis and offer a shining example of what is possible for the generations of Memphians that follow in their footsteps. JACK BELZ Chairman and CEO, Belz Enterprises, one of the South’s largest commercial real estate firms. Pioneered the factory-outlet mall concept. Renowned for work on development of The Peabody and Peabody Place. Master Entrepreneur Award, Society of Entrepreneurs, and Junior Achievement; Lifetime Achievement Award, Downtown Memphis Commission. Founder, Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art. Partnered with Henry Turley on Harbor Town and other downtown projects.

WILLIAM B. DUNAVANT JR. Founder and former CEO, Dunavant Enterprises. B.B.A., University of Memphis. Widely acknowledged as one of the world’s foremost experts on cotton and commodities trading with holdings around the world. Inducted into Futures Industry Association’s Hall of Fame. Founder, The Racquet Club of Memphis, and brought major-league tennis to Memphis. Avid hunter, sportsman, and philanthropic patron of Ducks Unlimited and the Memphis University School.

ART GILLIAM Chairman and President, Gilliam Communications, Inc. B.A. in Economics, Yale University; M.B.A., Michigan. Founded WLOK, first blackowned radio station in Memphis, in 1977. Named many times #1 Gospel Station in nation, Religion & Media Quarterly. WLOK recognized as a Tennessee Historic Landmark. Inducted into Society of Entrepreneurs in 2007. Longtime sponsor of WLOK Stone Soul Picnic. Received 2011 Visionary Award from Downtown Memphis Commission. O. MASON HAWKINS Chairman and CEO, Southeastern Asset Management, Inc. B.A., University of Florida; M.B.A., University of Georgia. Noted value investor, operates one of the most successful mutual-fund families in the world, founded in 1975; has been called “the Warren Buffett of the South.” Seeks to own highly competitive businesses “managed by honorable and capable people.” Inducted into the Society of Entrepreneurs, 1996. Played key role in the Grizzlies’ move to Memphis. J.R. “PITT” HYDE III President, Hyde Family Foundations. Founded AutoZone in 1979, now nation’s premier auto parts distributor. Inductee, Automotive Hall of Fame. Philanthropic activities include support for Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Ballet Memphis, ArtsMemphis, and Memphis in May. Helped found Memphis Bioworks Foundation, Memphis Tomorrow, and the National Civil Rights Museum. Primary sponsor of AutoZone Park. Helped bring the Grizzlies to Memphis; part of minority ownership group.

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IRA A. LIPMAN Founded Guardsmark, LLC, in 1963 and sold the company to Universal Protection Service in 2015. Wharton School Board of Overseers, Dean’s Medal. American Business Ethics Award; Stanley C. Pace Leadership in Ethics Award, Committee for Economic Development. Corporate Citizenship Award. Founding Chairman, Memphis Shelby Crime Commission. Honorary Life Chairman, National Chairman 1988-1992, National Conference of Christians and Jews. Honorary Chairman, National Chairman, Chairman Emeritus, National Council on Crime and Delinquency. Society of Entrepreneurs. Established the John Chancellor Award for Excellence in Journalism. JOHN R. MALMO Chairman Emeritus, Archer Malmo, Inc., and Principal, John Malmo Marketing Consulting. Educated at Boston University. Entrepreneurial Fellow, University of Memphis. Founded John Malmo Advertising in 1967. Former President, Memphis Advertising Federation. Former Director, American Association of Advertising Agencies. Recipient, American Advertising Federation Silver Medal Award. Trustee Chairman, Moore Tech. Regular radio commentator, and author of When on the Mountain There is No Tiger, Monkey Is King. JIM MCGEHEE Former Chairman, Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority. Successfully secured Northwest Airlines hub status for Memphis and inauguration of transatlantic service. Director, Financial Strategy Group Investment Management and Pinnacle Airlines. Former CEO, McGehee Realty and Development Company and McGehee Mortgage Company. Served on Baptist

Memorial Advisory Board, Rhodes College Board of Trustees, and Campbell Clinic Foundation. ALLEN B. MORGAN JR. Co-Founder and Chairman Emeritus, Regions Morgan Keegan, Inc. Launched Morgan Keegan in 1969 and took the company to national prominence as leading investment firm in the South. Firm merged with Regions Bank in 2001 and was acquired by Raymond James in 2012. Named “Entrepreneur of the Year,” Memphis Society of Entrepreneurs, 1994. One of the three outstanding CEOs in the securities industry, Financial World magazine, 1995. Former Chairman, Securities Industry Association, 2002. DAVID PORTER Founder and president, Consortium MMT. Songwriter, singer, and record producer. Grew up in South Memphis and was an integral part of the Stax Recording Studio success of the 1960s and ’70s. Along with Isaac Hayes, wrote numerous soul classics including more than 100 Billboard chart hits for Sam & Dave, Carla Thomas, Lou Rawls, and others. Inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame, 2005. Heavily involved in Memphis small-business enterprises. MICHAEL D. ROSE Chairman, First Horizon National Corporation. Succeeded Kemmons Wilson as CEO of Holiday Inns, 1981. Expanded company brand to include Harrah’s Casinos, Crowne Plaza, and Hampton Inns. Split off Harrah’s and formed Promus Companies, 1990. Named one of “Corporate America’s 10 Outstanding Directors,” 2000. Civic involvement includes Mike Rose Soccer Complex and sponsorship of the Michael D. Rose Theatre at the University of Memphis.

FREDERICK W. SMITH Founder, Chairman, and CEO, FedEx Corporation. Launched Federal Express, 1973. Since then, FedEx has become a Memphis institution and a global economic powerhouse. First implementer of airport-hub concept and pioneer of the “Just In Time” inventory concept. Co-Chairman, Energy Security Leadership Council. Trustee, U.S. Council for International Business. Member, Aviation Hall of Fame. Consistently named one of Barron’s “World’s 30 Best CEOs.” Chief Executive 2004 CEO of the Year. PAT KERR TIGRETT Chairman and CEO, Pat Kerr, Inc. International fashion designer whose design firm specializes in bridal couture, with offices in London, New York, and Memphis. Widow of financier and philanthropist John Burton Tigrett, and a longtime “player” on the city’s music and cultural scene. Founded the Blues Ball, 1994, an annual festive salute to all forms of Memphis music, providing insurance benefits for Memphis’ legendary musicians and supporting children’s charities. Currently organizes the Moonshine Ball and Jingle Bell Ball. HENRY TURLEY Founder, Henry Turley Company. Real estate developer and “new urbanism” pioneer at the center of the downtown Memphis “renaissance” of the 1990s. Conceptualized and created nationally acclaimed mixed-use Harbor Town community on Mud Island, 1985, now home to several thousand residents. Developed similar communities at South Bluffs and Uptown Memphis, where mixed-income housing replaced urban blight. Founding Member of the Society of Entrepreneurs. JESSE TURNER JR. President and Chairman, Tri-State Bank of Memphis. Educated at University of Chicago, and succeeded his father, Jesse Turner Sr., as Tri-State Bank head in 1990. Founded in 1946 to serve the African-American community in the Mid-South, Tri-State played an influential community role in the civil-rights struggles of the 1950s and 1960s. Operates own CPA firm. Member of Christian Brothers High School Hall of Fame. Recently re-elected National Treasurer of the NAACP.

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NED CANTY OPERA MEMPHIS (1 TO 50 EMPLOYEES) Ned Canty was aware from the beginning of his tenure with Opera Memphis six years ago that the artistic part is why the organization exists — but that the majority of his job would be the CEO part. The focus, he says, was going to be “Thinking strategically about the company and trying to make sure we’re flexible and strong enough to grow but also weather whatever kinds of changes and tsunamis might happen.” More than merely weathering the inevitable changes, Canty rolled with them and embraced them with everything from innovative guerrilla marketing tactics to a newfound mobility, and has seen Opera Memphis — and opera itself — grow and flourish in the city. This success has garnered a couple of generous grants from the National Endowment for the Arts as well as much-deserved national attention. Opera is a hard sell, so Canty uses the language of business to promote the creative arts. “I think as a CEO in determining if there’s still a market for what we’ve been selling for 60 years.” He did it by turning things upside down. Soon after he arrived, he was proposing what would become 30 Days of Opera, a monthlong series of daily performances all around the city, from predictable venues to unlikely pop-up arias presented at farmers markets and busy intersections. That and an annual festival has resulted in a more enthusiastic awareness of Opera Memphis as not just grand — but fun.

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STACY MCCALL SERVICEMASTER BY STRATOS (50 TO 200 EMPLOYEES) ServiceMaster by Stratos strives to reach a standard in the contract janitorial service industry that is somewhere in the topmost level of the atmosphere — the stratosphere, hence the company’s name. By all accounts, CEO Stacy McCall has hit that level. And yet she continues to aim high through the mission of her company and service in the community. McCall is hands-on and has gone through everything that any employee she hires is expected to do. Because of this, she has a deep understanding of those employees, what they do and the clients they serve. The most important part of her industry’s name, she says — contract janitorial service — is the “service,” and she attends carefully to that. “I believe we’ve never ‘made’ it — we can always do better in servicing our people and our customers,” she says. “I say I’m a contract janitorial company but what I understand through the path I’ve traveled is that we’re a logistical people business,” McCall says. “That journey and those experiences created this opportunity of trust and loyalty and gave me the ability to spearhead a culture we’re always driving for in our organization.” “You can be a subject-matter expert,” she says, “but if you want to be a CEO, you need to learn the entire organization. Then you become a wealth of knowledge for others and they are naturally drawn to you.”

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DEBBIE EDDLESTONE STERN CARDIOVASCULAR FOUNDATION (200 TO 1,000 EMPLOYEES) Debbie Eddlestone came to Stern Cardiovascular Foundation in 1990 to overhaul the business operation. This herculean task would require negotiating the labyrinth that was the digitalization of medical records, a field that was constantly evolving and wholly uncertain at the time. But she realized the way to handle change was to be inclusive. “We educated and informed all of the staff, not just the clinical people, not just the doctors and nurses, everybody,” Eddlestone says. “Everybody played the part in helping and assisting that physician learned how to be electronic.” Her tasks would go on to create partnerships and mergers with other leading healthcare organizations such as Baptist Memorial Medical Group to make Stern one of the largest and most comprehensive cardiology group practices in the region. As technology continues to advance and health care policy continues to change and evolve, Eddlestone’s work will undoubtedly be even more complex and more important to Memphis and the Mid-South in years to come. She’s learned that one of the most important traits a CEO can have is perspective. “Everybody comes with the idea that we think we have the best ideas. But I’ve learned to really listen and seek to understand. There are many different ways to get something done. I’ve learned a lot from our doctors but I also learn a lot from the people on the front desk.”

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BRYAN JORDAN FIRST HORIZON (1,000+ EMPLOYEES) In business, timing is everything and Bryan Jordan knows this better than anyone. He took the reins of First Horizon — the parent company of First Tennessee Bank and FTN Financial — just a week before Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac failed in 2008. But he persevered and kept his eye on the horizon. Today he stands at the helm of a $28.3 billion-asset company, one of the 40 largest banking companies in the country in asset size and market capitalization. Part of his success, he says, is getting the right team together. “It’s a good blend who have helped shape the strong culture we have,” Jordan says. Another aspect of success, he says, is staying on top of innovation. “Technology has become a bigger and bigger part of the way we provide services to our consumer customer base as well as our commercial customer base,” he says. “Business models are changing at an ever-accelerating pace and we have to adapt to that, serving customers in a way that they want to be served.” Profits have been at or near record levels and its stock price climbed 38 percent in 2016, making its biggest splash when it bought a chunk of GE Capital’s restaurant franchise loan business, instantly adding nearly $540 million of high-yielding loans to its portfolio. A lot has changed since 2008, and Jordan has maintained his course, making great strides for his company and its people.

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BRIDGES At BRIDGES, the idea is to push for a solution — and then push harder. The organization has a long history of molding young people into tomorrow’s leaders, and there’s no better example of that effort than its dynamic CHANGE program. It’s a youth-led social endeavor that works with students in grades 8 to 12, providing them with opportunities to become leaders advancing social justice through community organizing. Where the traditional approach has been to have adults fix the problems of youth, CHANGE turns that model on its ear with young people working to correct issues and systems that aren’t working by setting their own agendas to train the community. “We allow young people to take the lead and commit themselves to youth and adult equity environments,” said Dana Wilson, Vice President of the Bridge Builders youth program. The CHANGE program started some five years ago with about a dozen students. It has grown to 30 participants who spend about a year on the project. CHANGE interns have worked closely with Shelby County Schools, the Memphis Police Department, and the Shelby County Sheriff’s office to get at the root causes of the problems facing the youth in our city. Students from this program, who help create an agenda and network with the community to implement a plan, are going to learn a lot. “And,” Wilson said, “they will be really impressive when they sit down for college interviews.”

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CODE CREW Memphis and the Mid-South have been on the wrong side of the digital skills gap for far too long, so Meka Egwuekwe decided to do something about it. He created Code Crew in 2015, a program that goes directly to teenagers in schools and community centers teaching them the nuts and bolts of the jobs of the future. Code Crew provides coding training directly to teens using three models: summer coding camps, in-school training, and after-school programs. The well-rounded lessons learned by these youth will send them into the marketplace with the realization that mentoring, networking, and partnerships are all part of building a community that goes beyond just being a savvy coder. “Code Crew is a nonprofit focused on youth coding,” Egwuekwe said, “and we do that by building healthy relationships with adults in the industry and by convincing kids that they’re capable of being technology producers.” The nonprofit was launched through Start Co.’s Sky High accelerator that specializes in social impact tech startups. And the program is very much about connections: Code Crew relies on the staffs at schools and community centers to find interested youngsters. It also goes through nonprofits that focus on youth, such as Knowledge Quest. Meanwhile, it works alongside such organizations as the Memphis Grizzlies Foundation and the Lester Community Center to train relevant and effective computer programmers for the decades to come.

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DR. REED Like it or not, the Mid-South is smack in the middle of America’s Stroke Belt. But Dr. Guy Reed saw that difficult fact as an opportunity to do battle against this common killer. Current treatments for ischemic stroke are limited and there’s been a need to find a safe treatment. As the Lemuel Diggs Professor of Medicine and Chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Dr. Reed has developed TS23, an antibody that inhibits the molecule regulating clot dissolution as a better therapy to dissolve thrombi, which cause strokes and acute cardiovascular disease. The results are encouraging enough that he’s received funding support from the National Heart, Lung, And Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health and the National Institute Of Neurological Disorders And Stroke. There are other studies being done on treatment of stroke, but “this is the only research targeting this molecule in the country,” Dr. Reed said. Last year, a licensing agreement was made with an international firm and the therapy is expected to be submitted to the Food and Drug Administration in 2020. The upshot is that the clot-dissolving agent could dramatically increase the survival rate of stroke patients everywhere. Dr. Reed says UTHSC’s sense of innovation has been invaluable. “I give credit to UT because it has created an environment that encouraged moving scientific insights into products to benefit people,” he said.

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SWEETBIO Nobody likes to be in the chair when it’s time for oral surgery, but the team at SweetBio is working to make that situation just a little bit sweeter. They have devised a membrane made of medical grade manuka honey and proteins used to fill in the gaps after oral surgery. This membrane allows the bones to regrow and the gums to regenerate while preventing infection. Dr. Isaac Rodriguez began development of the idea at Virginia Commonwealth University in 2013 after an oral surgeon came to him needing a solution to the problem of nearly 50 percent of adults aged 30 or older — about 65 million people — having signs of gum disease. Later, the effort moved to the University of Memphis and Memphis Bioworks Foundation’s ZeroTo510 medical device accelerator program, allowing the fast track to market. “People have used honey since the ancient Egyptians but we’re the first to deliver it as an implantable device,” said Kayla Rodriguez Graff, COO of SweetBio and Dr. Rodriguez’ sister. But SweetBio has the potential to go far beyond that since its platform technology can be expanded for use in the entire body for a range of uses. “With our proprietary manufacturing process, we can create a bone graft and fill bone voids anywhere,” Graff said. “We are a wound-care product. The membrane industry is $118 million but wound-care will grow to a $10 billion industry in the next 10 years.”

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Employee Benefits

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Financial Planning

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Architecture

Poets and philosophers have meditated on what makes architecture sing to the soul. Le Corbusier said, “Architecture is the learned game, correct and magnificent, of forms assembled in the light.” Ludwig Mies van der Rohe said, “Architecture is the will of an epoch translated into space.” (And don’t forget George Costanza’s “You know I always wanted to pretend I was an architect.”) Humankind’s most lasting art form is architecture. When man added form to his shelter’s function, it was art. When engineering and design were introduced, it was formal architecture. When it lasted lifetimes, it was truth. We’re fortunate to have these POWER PLAYERS who have mastered this city-enhancing art form. Their creations range from schools to hospitals, banks to municipal buildings, corporate centers to casinos. STEPHEN C. BERGER Managing Principal, brg3s architects. Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Rhodes College. Bachelor of Architecture, University of Tennessee-Knoxville; Local clients and projects include Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Youth Villages, West Cancer Center, Bounty on Broad, and the Memphis Slim Collaboratory. Member and Past President of the Memphis Chapter, American Institute of Architects. METCALF CRUMP Chairman and CEO, The Crump Firm, Inc. Master in Architecture, Harvard. Graduate studies at Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris. Firm includes architects, planners, and designers. Clients include FedEx, Smith & Nephew, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, International Paper, Orpheum Theatre, Highwoods Properties, CBRE Memphis, and Commercial Advisors. Past President, American Institute of Architects (AIA) Tennessee and AIA Memphis. AIA College of Fellows. DIANNE DIXON Founding Partner, Clark/Dixon Architects. Projects include SCSO Firing Range, Cancer Survivors Park, Raymond Skinner Center for the Disabled, and the library at the Metal Museum. Recipient, AIA Memphis Merit Award and Award of Excellence, AIA Tennessee. Founding Board Member and architect, Memphis Farmers Market. Founder and Board Member, Riverfront Development Corporation. First woman president, Construction Specifications Institute of Memphis. President, 2016 NAWBO Memphis. Board Member, Memphis Regional Chamber of Commerce. 16 |

BILL FERGUSON Founding Partner, ANF Architects. Projects include Christian Brothers University: Deal School of Arts, CooperWilson Science Center, St. De LaSalle Statue Plaza, Boshwit Courtyard; Memphis College of Art: Metz LiveLearn Center, Gibson Administration Building; Teacher Town Commons; Overton Park: Rainbow Lake Playground, Overton Bark, Bike Gate Plaza. American Institute of Architects, National Chair Practice-Education Institute, recipient AIA National Intern Development Program Firm Award; TheatreWorks Board President; Memphis Regional Design Center Board Chair. Master of Architecture, University of Pennsylvania. SCOTT FLEMING President, Fleming Architects, PC. Projects include University of Memphis Law School, Kroc Center, St. Mary’s School, New Collierville High School, Bellevue Baptist Church, St. Agnes Academy, Hope Presbyterian Church, Christ Community Health Services, The Signature at Schilling Farms, Christian Brothers University Living Learning Center, Christian Brothers High School, U of M Student Housing. Past President, AIA Memphis. Past Chairman, Streets Ministries, National Council of Architectural Registration Board; Lambda Alpha, Urban Land Institute, Land Use Control Board; and Shelby Farms Project Board. RICK GARDNER Principal and Practice Leader, HBG Design. Bachelor of Architecture, University of Tennessee. Has been with HBG Design for over 32 years. Notable clients include Graceland, Carlisle Corporation, Boyle, Hard Rock International, FedEx World Wide Headquarters, and UTHSC. Helped HBG Design be named a TOP 10 leading

U.S. hospitality and entertainment design firm, and to achieve multiple ‘Hot Firm’ awards in the industry. TIMOTHY N. GARRETT Director of Architecture, Belz Architecture. Graduated from University of Memphis. LEED Accredited Professional. Recent projects include NovaCopy, MLH South Entrance Renovations, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare North Entrance Renovations, and Charles Retina Institute. Member, AIA. Board of Directors (2011), Secretary (2012), Treasurer (2015), AIA Memphis. Advisory Board Member, Memphis & Shelby County Humane Society. Registered architect in Tennessee, Oklahoma, Wisconsin, and New York. JOSEPH HAGAN Principal and Co-Founder, Architecture, Incorporated. Master of Architecture, Tulane University. Clients include University Place, East High School, Legends Park, W.C. Handy Performing Arts Park, Memphis in May, and 100 North Main, LLC. Member, American Institute of Architects. Board Member, Southern Hot Wings Festival. President, Kiwanis Club of Memphis. Board President, Memphis Heritage. Board Member, Orion Federal Credit Union. REB HAIZLIP Principal, Haizlip Studio. Master of Architecture, Tulane. Practice specializes in education, museums, and nonprofits. Projects include U of M Student Center, Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Island Play@ Beale Street Landing, Danny Thomas/ ALSAC Pavilion, and Rock ’N’ Soul Museum. Board member, Tulane School of Architecture. Board Member, AIA Tennessee. Trustee, Aydelott Education Fund. Member, AIA Memphis, American Museum Association, Association of Children’s Museums, and Association of Science and Technology Centers. CARTER HORD Principal, Hord Architects. Bachelor of Architecture, Auburn University. Master of Architecture, Cornell University. Firm specializes in master planning, architecture, and interior design for nonprofit and institutional clients, particularly churches and Christian schools. Received AIA 150 Design Award of Merit. Memberships in Memphis Chapter of American Institute of Architects, NCARB, Institute for Classical Architecture, and Congress for the New Urbanism. TOM MCCONNELL Principal/Lead Architect, Pickering Firm, Inc. Bachelor of Architecture, University of Tennessee – Knoxville. Projects include FedEx Ground Sort Hubs, Smith & Nephew, Kroger stores – including Kroger Union Avenue, Nike-Northridge expansion, Wright Medical HQ, TBC Distribution Center, Volvo Distribution Center, and Memphis Union Mission. Member, American Institute of Architects and National Fire Protection Association.

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FRANK RICKS Founding Principal, Looney Ricks Kiss/LRK. Graduate, University of Memphis. Projects include Sears Crosstown, Overton Square, Chisca Hotel, FedExFamilyHouse, AutoZone Park, and more. Chairman, Memphis Chamber Chairman’s Circle LRP Committee. Board Member, Mississippi Riverfront Development Corporation, New Memphis Institute, and Tennessee Parks and Greenways Foundation. Member of the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects. STEWART A. SMITH Senior Architect, A2H, Inc. Master of Architecture, Virginia Polytechnical Institute. Clients include Baptist Memorial Health Care, Baptist Medical Group, The Bluff restaurant on the Highland Strip, Germantown Municipal School District, and Baptist College of Health Sciences. EDAC Certified, The Center for Health Design. LEED Accredited Professional, U.S. Green Building Council. Certified Professional, National Council of Architectural Registration Boards. Member, American Institute of Architects.

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MICHAEL TERRY Principal Owner, the Renaissance Group Architecture and Engineering. Bachelor of Applied Science in Engineering Technology, University of Memphis. Firm offers architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, civil engineering, and electrical engineering design services. Clients include FedEx, the City of Memphis, and Shelby County Schools. Member, American Institute of Architects, the Bartlett Chamber of Commerce, and the Bartlett Design Review Commission. JIMMIE TUCKER Managing Principal, Self + Tucker Architects. Bachelor’s, Princeton; Master’s in Architecture, Washington University, St. Louis. Projects include Cleaborn Pointe at Heritage Landing, Hattiloo Theatre, Memphis Business Academy, and National Civil Rights Museum. President, Memphis Chapter, National Organization of Minority Architects. Trustee, Memphis Regional Design Center, New Memphis Institute, and United Housing Inc. Adjunct Professor, Architecture, University of Memphis. BARRY ALAN YOAKUM Co-Principal, archimania with Todd Walker. The collaborative is ranked the 20th best Design Architect in the US. Current projects include Ballet Memphis, Christian Brothers University, City Leadership, GPAC, FedEx, Hattiloo Theatre, Mid-South Food Bank, Memphis Veterinary Specialists, Meritan, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, MIME, Orion FCU, Poplar Foundation, Pyramid Peak Foundation, Regional One and Tabor Orthopedics. Recognized by Architect, ArchDaily, Architectural Record, Dwell, Wall Street Journal and World Architecture News.

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Arts & Entertainment

“The artist has a special task and duty: the task of reminding men of the depth of their humanity and the promise of their creativity,” said historian Mumford Lewis. While Memphis has given the world tangible goods and services that have reshaped the way we do business and experience the world — overnight delivery, modern-day hotels, grocery shopping — it has also produced its share of artists and entertainment entrepreneurs who have opened our eyes and turned the world on its ear. Alongside the names of Fred Smith, Kemmons Wilson, and Clarence Saunders, one might find Sam Phillips, Jim Stewart, William Eggleston, and Carroll Cloar. And the POWER PLAYERS listed here persist in the tradition of culture as business with their recording studios, theatres, music venues, record stores, art galleries and museums, and performing ensembles. WARD ARCHER Owner and founder, Archer Records and Music+Arts Studio. Recent studio time includes work with Southern Avenue, John Nemeth, Reverend Sekou & The Holy Ghost, Vanessa Collier, John Kilzer & Kirk Whalum, Matt RossSpang, Eric Lewis, and St. Paul and The Broken Bones. Also recently signed teen rockers Summer Avenue to record an album. Recent film projects include a Kallen Esperian documentary, Vissi D’arte; a short film on Mike Conley, Our Conductor; a Memphis music documentary, Verge; Memphis Film Prize winner He Could Have Gone Pro; Laurea Jean Hocking and Chris McCoy’s winner of the Indie Memphis audience award, How to Skin A Cat. Also founded the citizen group “Protect Our Aquifer” to challenge TVA’s plans to use drinking water to cool the new Allen power plant. EKUNDAYO BANDELE Founder and CEO, Hattiloo Theatre. From 2011-2013 he spearheaded a $4.3 million capital campaign, resulting in a newly constructed theatre in Overton Square that opened, debt-free, in June 2014. Expansion plans are underway. Serves on the boards of the Overton Park Conservancy, Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau, and City of Memphis’ Youth Advisory Council. Received awards from the United Way of the Mid-South, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, as well as a Congressional Certificate of Honor.

the renovation of the Orpheum’s auditorium and office spaces, renamed and rebranded the organization (formerly the Memphis Development Foundation), expanded educational offerings in the new Centre, and planned Broadway seasons through 2019.Founder, Memphis Cultural Coalition. Active with the Independent Presenters Network and the Broadway League. MICHAEL BOLLINGER Director, Bartlett Performing Arts & Conference Center. Has served as theater and performing arts center director in Missouri, Virginia, New Jersey. Founder, Mainstage Theatre. Former artistic director, Lyceum Theatre. Has produced or directed over 200 theatrical productions, including the American regional theater premiere of AIDA. Presented over 500 concerts and events, including Grammy, CMA, and Tony Award winning artists. Recipient, Missouri Arts Award, and Governor’s proclamation. Work in the past received a commendation from President Clinton.

SCOTT BOMAR Memphis-based musician, Emmy Award-winning film/TV composer, and Grammy-nominated producer. Projects include films Hustle & Flow, Black Snake Moan, and Soul Men. Also produced and engineered Cyndi Lauper’s Grammy-nominated album “Memphis Blues”. Leader, Bo-Keys. Producer of the Year, Living Blues magazine’s 2011 Critics Poll. Bo-Keys music featured in the films Grudge Match, Soul Men, the ABC series, “Scandal” and the CBS series, “Scorpion.” Recently scored the film, Mississippi Grind, starring Ryan Reynolds, Ben Mendelsohn, and Sienna Miller. President, Memphis Chapter of the Recording Academy. NED CANTY General Director, Opera Memphis. B.A., Catholic University of America. Directed at Santa Fe Opera, Glimmerglass Opera, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Florida Grand Opera, New York City Opera, Israeli Vocal Arts Institute, and Shanghai Conservatory. Oversaw creation of annual 30 Days of Opera showcase and Midtown Opera Festival, successfully reaching out to young people and the wider community. Serves on national board of Opera America. PAUL CHANDLER Executive Director, Germantown Performing Arts Center (GPAC). A 25year veteran in entertainment, production, and the venue industry with a successful history in major fundraising. Leads a multidisciplinary venue presenting modern dance, ballet, theater, classical, physical theater, and music of every genre. Overseas educational programming and a large youth symphony orchestra while managing a venue widely used by IRIS Orchestra, the Memphis Symphony, and Opera Memphis. Worked with Memphis Botanic Garden to create the Live at the Garden concert series.

BRETT BATTERSON President & CEO of Orpheum Theatre Group, the parent organization of the Orpheum Theatre and Halloran Centre for Performing Arts & Education. B.A., Augsburg College, M.F.A. Tulane University. Presents touring Broadway shows at the Orpheum, as well as education, family and community programming in both facilities. Has overseen 18 |

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TREY DEHART Owner, Minglewood Hall and 1884 Lounge. Offers full event booking, production, planning, and promotion. Concerts include Huey Lewis & the News, Megadeth, Eric Church, B52’s, Florida Georgia Line, Vince Gill, Elvis Costello, Alabama Shakes, and Deftones. Special events include Hampton Inn, Big Brothers Big Sisters Sports Ball, Scion, Coke, Boys & Girls Club, Mitsubishi Electric, and Methodist Hospice. Voted Top 2 Best Venues for 5 years in a row, Memphis Flyer; Memphis Most, Commercial Appeal. Involved with several charities and fundraisers. DAVID A. DEPETERS Executive Director, IRIS Orchestra. Also holds the post of CEO of the National Repertory Orchestra in Breckenridge, Colorado. B.A., Music, Curtis Institute of Music. With IRIS Orchestra 13 years and in current position for five years. Guest musicians include Yo-Yo Ma, Joshua Bell, Midori, Itzhak Perlman, and Yefim Bronfman. Level 3 Certified Ski Instructor, Top 100 Ski Instructors in America, Skiing Magazine (1993). Board Member, USA International Harp Competition. JIM GREEN Founder and Owner, Green Machine Concerts. General Manager, BankPlus Amphitheater, Snowden Grove. Cofounder, TCB Concerts. National Tour Promoter. Producer, 2008 Presidential Debate Concert, Ole Miss. Former producer, IEBA Conference; Bikes, Blues and BBQ; Stax 50th Anniversary Concert. Former talent buyer, Beale Street Music Festival, Live at the Garden concert series, and Mud Island Amphitheater. Named to “40 Under 40,” Memphis Business Journal. Member, Board of Governors, The Recording Academy. JON HORNYAK Senior Executive Director, The Recording Academy Memphis Chapter. B.A., University of Memphis. The 2016 recipient of the University of Memphis College of Communication and Fine Arts Distinguished Achievement Award. An architect of the Grammy Foundation’s Living Histories video archives. Executive Producer, Sounds of Memphis documentary. Involved in MusiCares assistance for music makers. Board member, Grammy Museum Mississippi. Multiple past Mid-South Regional Emmy Awards nominations. CARISSA HUSSONG Executive Director, Metal Museum, only organization in the U.S. dedicated to the art and craft of fine metalwork. Bachelor’s, University of Washington and Boston University; M.B.A., University of Memphis; Whitney Museum of American Art Curatorial Fellow. Named one

of “25 Who Shaped Memphis: 1989-2014,” Memphis Flyer and “40 Under 40,” Memphis Business Journal. Recipient of Ellida Fri Leadership Award, 50 Women Who Make A Difference, and Memphis Center City Commission Vision Award. Former founding executive director of the UrbanArt Commission. PRESTON LAMM CEO, River City Management, which includes Rum Boogie Cafe, King’s Palace Cafe, Pig on Beale, Mesquite Chop House (Southaven, Memphis, Germantown, and Oxford), and Spindini. Educated at Mississippi State. Former Board Member, Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau, Memphis Music Commission, and the DeSoto Arts Council. Received Pioneer Award, 2004, Memphis Restaurant Association, for redeveloping restaurant business on Beale Street. Finalist, 2013 CEO of the Year Award, Inside Memphis Business. DAVID LESS Co-Founder, Memphis International Records, Merless Publishing, LLC. B.A., Communication Arts, Rhodes College; M.A., African American Music, University of Memphis. Member, NARAS, Jazz Journalist Association. Received Keeping the Blues Alive award, Blues Foundation. Former Board Member, NARAS, Memphis and Shelby County Music Commission, Levitt Shell. Former Panelist, Folklore Advisor Panel for Tennessee Arts Commission. Former Partner, Memphis International Records. DEBBIE LITCH Executive Producer, Theatre Memphis. B.S., Mathematics; M.A., Guidance Counseling. Recipient, Memphis Symphony Orchestra Hebe Award for outstanding contribution to the arts; Germantown Arts Alliance Arts and Humanities Award; American Association of Community Theatre’s Twink Lynch Award; Gyneka Award from Women’s Theatre Festival of Memphis; and the “Janie McCrary Putting It Together” Ostrander Award. Holds National Planned Giving Institute Certification, College of William & Mary. SHERRY MAY Sherry May, Co-Director, Live at the Garden summer concert series at the Memphis Botanic Garden. Former Director of Marketing, Development, and Special Events for Beale Street Historic District. With Co-Director Jamison Totten, has helped make Live at the Garden, now in its 17th year, a premier outdoor entertainment venue in the Mid-South with an annual attendance of more than 30,000 people and a new state-of-the-art permanent stage that opened in June 2014. Co-producer of Summer Symphony at the Live Garden. Board Member, The Blues Foundation. Former Board Member Memphis Convention & Visitor’s Bureau.

LAWRENCE “BOO” MITCHELL Chief Manager/Engineer, Royal Studios. President, Memphis Chapter of The Recording Academy. Producer, Take Me to the River documentary. Has won several awards from NARAS for working on Grammy award-winning and nominated projects. Notable clients include Al Green, Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars, the North Mississippi AllStars, Keith Richards, Robert Plant, Boz Scaggs, Wu-Tang Clan, and John Mayer. 2016 Grammy award for producer of “Uptown Funk.” ROBERT MOODY Principal Conductor, Memphis Symphony Orchestra. Internationally acclaimed conductor, having guest conducted such world class orchestras as the Chicago Symphony and the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl. International work has included the Slovenian Philharmonic and the Vienna Chamber Orchestra. In demand as both orchestral and opera conductor. His work can be heard on multiple commercial audio recordings. EMILY BALLEW NEFF Director, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art. B.A., Yale; M.A., Rice University; Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin. Brooks is a leading art museum with a core mission of education and public service. Celebrated 100 years in 2016. President, Association of Art Museum Curators. Fellow, Center for Curatorial Leadership. First Curator of American Painting and Sculpture at Houston’s Museum of Fine Arts, with expertise in American art, eighteenth-century art, and photography. JACKIE NICHOLS Founder and Artistic Director, Circuit Playhouse/Playhouse on the Square. Founder, TheatreWorks and United Professional Theatre Auditions. Distinguished Achievement Award in Theatre, Memphis Theatre Awards; Gordon Holl Outstanding Arts Administrator Award, Tennessee Arts Commission; Rotary Club Outstanding Community Service Award; and Communicator of the Year Award, Memphis Chapter, Public Relations Society of America. Former Member, Theatre Advisory Panel, Tennessee Arts Commission. ANNE E. PITTS Executive Director, Levitt Shell at Overton Park. Worked in arts for more than 10 years, serving in a variety of positions including manager, director, associate director, and lawyer. Former Board Member, Memphis Chapter of the Recording Academy and Music Maker Relief Foundation. Former Chair, Intellectual Property Section, Mississippi Bar. Co-compiler of the Oxford American’s annual Southern Music Issue for four years, including

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Auto Dealers

America is a car culture. Ever since Henry Ford started rolling Model T cars off an assembly line, the word has been GO. Innovations have turned a car into an art, into a muscle, into a magnet, into a lifestyle decision, into a political statement. We are our cars (and trucks and SUVs). Most everybody remembers the first car they ever owned — it’s like your first kiss. That feeling can linger for a lifetime. From affordable to luxurious, from domestic to import, from basic to loaded with bells and whistles, a wide range of automobiles on the streets of Memphis can be traced back to the POWER PLAYERS who fill these pages. And when it comes to getting around our city from point A to point B, these are the folks who get the wheels — and heads — turning. We go to them when that magnet and muscle start drawing us in. DAVID S. ANDREWS Founder and CEO, City Enterprises, LLC, parent company for City Auto Sales, Dealers Auto Auction Group, City Auto Finance, Pace Financial, and City Leasing. City Enterprises operates in two states with over 600 employees. Crystal Award for Corporate Philanthropy, Association of Fundraising Professionals. Supporter of ALS, American Cancer Society, St. Jude, Le Bonheur, Porter-Leath, and a host of other organizations. Member, Board of Directors for the Better Business Bureau, National Independent Automobile Dealers Association. Advisory Board, Wells Fargo and Triumph Bank. MARK GOODFELLOW Owner, It’s All Good Auto Sales. Community service includes adopting Westwood and Kirby High Schools, the Red Day Program with Keller Williams, and Porter-Leath. “Favorite Used Car Dealership,” The Commercial Appeal, Memphis Most. Was a four-star athlete at Marion High School in Arkansas, excelling at basketball, baseball, football, and tennis. With Devin Donaldson, won the 2010 United States Tennis Association’s 7.0 Mixed Doubles National Championships in Arizona. AL GOSSETT President, CEO, and Owner, Gossett Motor Cars. Company operates 17 auto dealerships in Memphis and is the largest privately owned automotive group in the Mid-South. Gossett Motor Cars manufacturers include Volkswagen, Porsche, Audi, Kia, Hyundai, Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Fiat, Maserati, and Alfa Romeo. Member, ownership group of Memphis Grizzlies. Board Member, Landmark Community Bank. Director, Sequential Brands Group, Inc. Strong supporter and

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advocate of St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital and Make-A-Wish. RUSSELL GWATNEY President, Gwatney Mazda of Germantown, Gwatney Saab of Memphis, and Gwatney Mazda of Jackson. B.A., Arkansas. Finalist, 2005 Time Quality Dealer of the Year. Recipient, Andrew Jackson Award, and 2000 Tennessee Volunteer of the Year, Tennessee Society of Economic Development. Board Member and former Chairman, Tennessee Motor Vehicle Commission. Member, Tennessee Automotive Association Insurance Trust. Former Chairman, Greater Memphis Chamber and Memphis Youth Initiative.

JAMES J. KERAS JR. President, Jim Keras Automotive Group. B.S., Business Administration, University of Tennessee. Family-owned business since 1949. Became dealer principal in 1978. Recipient, “Circle of Excellence,” General Motors “Select Dealer,” and “Mark of Excellence” awards. Member, Board of Commissioners, Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority. Former President, 100 Club of Memphis and Greater Memphis Automobile Dealers Association. Volunteer pilot for Angel Flight missions. ERNIE NORCROSS Owner/General Manager, Volvo Cars of Memphis. Bachelor of Business Administration, University of Tennessee at Martin. Board Member and Past President, Greater Memphis Automobile Dealers Association. Appointed to Volvo Retailer Advisory Board, Creative Forum Board, and Volvo Product Advisory Board. Member, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Memphis Club. Past Member, Houston High School Booster Club. Supports Memphis Union Mission, Make-A-Wish Mid-South, and Alex’s Lemonade Stand. BRUCE KENT RITCHEY SR. President, Landers Auto Group-Memphis. Bachelor’s, Hendrix College. Company includes Landers Ford, Landers Nissan, Landers Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, Landers Buick GMC, Landers Auto Sales, and Ritchey Jackson, LLC, Jackson, Mississippi, which includes Volkswagen Jackson, Audi Jackson, and Jaguar-Land Rover Jackson. Board Member and former President, Greater Memphis Automobile Dealers Association.

TRUDY HIGGINBOTHAM MOODY Owner, Mercedes-Benz of Collierville. B.A. in Psychology from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Also owns Mercedes-Benz and Porsche of Jackson, Mississippi; Winner of “Best Mercedes-Benz Dealership to Work For” in nation, Mercedes-Benz “Best of the Best” Dealer, Porsche “Premier Dealer” winner. Involved with the Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children and the Mississippi Animal Rescue League.

JOSEPH H. SCHAEFFER III President, Wolfchase Honda and Wolfchase Nissan. Bachelor’s in Business Administration, Texas Christian University. Member of Honda Market Advisors Board, Better Business Bureau of the Mid-South, Greater Memphis Automobile Dealers Association, National Automobile Dealers Association, and Tennessee Automotive Association. Former Vice Chair, St. Mary’s Board of Trustees. Former Treasurer, Holy Communion Vestry. Active in Memphis Youth Services and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

HENRY A. HUTTON President/Dealer, Chuck Hutton Chevrolet, Chuck Hutton Toyota, Scion, Mid-South Accessory Center, and Chuck Hutton Co. Graduate of the University of Tennessee with a degree in business, the Tennessee Banking School at Vanderbilt University, and the Banking School of the South at LSU. Board Member, Greater Memphis Automobile Dealers Association. President, Mid-South Chevy Dealers Local Marketing Group. Board Member, Memphis Zoo.

ROB WALKER General Manager, Infiniti of Memphis. Began management career when the family-owned dealership opened in 1990. Multiple recipient, Infiniti Award of Excellence. Member, National Automobile Dealers Association, Tennessee Automotive Association, and the Greater Memphis Automobile Dealers Association. Sponsor, Live at the Garden concert series. A longtime supporter of the Ovarian Cancer Awareness Foundation and the Memphis Chapter of the PKD Foundation.

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Banking: Administration

When it comes to banking institutions, a strong leader is as good as gold. The POWER PLAYERS in Banking Administration have dedicated their careers to ensuring that their financial institutions run properly and that the money entrusted to them is in good hands. And these days, when it comes to our bottom lines, few things are more important than being able to trust the folks who oversee our hard-earned dollars. We have chosen administrators from local banks and from branches of national banks and from financial institutions that aren’t technically banks at all, credit unions. Regardless, their training and experience cover residential, commercial, and private banking with a strong focus on customer service. You may already know your banker or teller; now meet your financial institution’s administrator. KIRK BAILEY Chairman of West Tennessee for Pinnacle Bank. Leadership positions in Memphis bank since 1980. Founded Magna Bank 1999. Born in Memphis. Graduated magna cum laude from University of Memphis where he was captain of the golf team. Received a PMD degree from Harvard Business School. Very active in industry and community affairs, currently serving on the boards of five local organizations and has served in many capacities at Christ United Methodist Church. TARA BURTON President and CEO, FedEx Employees Credit Association. B.S., Mathematics, University of Central Arkansas; M.B.A., University of Memphis. Named to position in 2014 and has been with organization for 16 years. NAFCU Certified Compliance Officer. Credit union serves FedEx employees and their families and households. In addition to savings, checking, online and mobile access, consumer loans, and mortgages, offers first-time auto and home buyer programs, credit restoration loans, and certified credit counseling. HAROLD BYRD President, Bank of Bartlett. B.B.A. and M.S., Business, University of Memphis. Co-Founder, Bank of Bartlett, Bartlett Mortgage, and Bartlett Travel. Former Tennessee State Representative. Former Special Assistant to U.S. Senator Jim Sasser. President, Memphis Rebounders. Former President, University of Memphis Alumni Association, Tiger Scholarship Fund. Recipient, Partner in Education Award, SCS and Distinguished Alumni Award, University of Memphis. Board of Directors, University of Memphis, Lane College, Crescent Club.

WILLIAM J. CHASE JR. Founding President and CEO, Triumph Bank. B.A., History and Business Administration, Vanderbilt University. Attended University College, Oxford University. Graduate, National Commercial Lending School, American Bankers Association (ABA). Founded bank in 2005, specializing in commercial banking. Member, Economic Club of Memphis. Former member, Community Bankers Council Division (ABA). Former Board Member, Tennessee Bankers Association. Former President, Chickasaw Country Club. W. CRAIG ESRAEL President and CEO, First South Financial. B.B.A. and M.B.A., University of Wisconsin. M.S., University of Arkansas. Ph.D., Vanderbilt University. Named Executive of the Year, Memphis Business Journal. Chairman, St. Francis Hospital-Bartlett. Entrepreneur of the Year, Bartlett Area Chamber of Commerce. CEO of the Year, Inside Memphis Business. Profiled as one of The Fittest CEOs in America by Fortune and honored with the Tennessee Volunteer Commendation Award by the Governor of Tennessee. Also awarded the University of Wisconsin Distinguished Alumni Award. JAMES P. “JAKE” FARRELL Chairman, President, and CEO, Landmark Community Bank. B.S., Business Administration, University of Arkansas; National Commercial Lending Graduate School, University of Oklahoma; Stonier Graduate School of Banking; Rutgers University; and International School of Banking, University of Virginia. Former Trustee and Vice Chair, St. George’s Independent School. Co-Chair, Dishes-For-Wishes (Make-A-Wish event). Supports Holy Apostles Episcopal Church.

MOTT FORD Vice Chairman and CEO, Commercial Bank and Trust Company. Educated at University of Tennessee and Stonier Graduate School of Banking, American Bankers Association. Has been with the company 20 years. Past President, Independent Bankers Division of the Tennessee Bankers Association. Board Member, Memphis Academy of Health Sciences (charter school) and the Memphis Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. MICHAEL FRICK Commercial Banking market executive for Tennessee, Kentucky, and Mississippi and Memphis market president, Bank of America. Graduate of Rhodes College. An experienced banker with three decades of experience in the industry. Delivers the company’s deep resources to Mid-South companies to help them grow and become more competitive. Secretary, treasurer and board member, Economic Club of Memphis. GENE HENSON President, Memphis Region, Trustmark National Bank. B.B.A., Accountancy, University of Mississippi; Graduate School of Banking, LSU. Past Board Member, Tennessee Bankers Association, and Chairman, Government Relations Committee. Past Member, Government Relations Council Administrative Committee, American Bankers Association. Member, Board of Governors, Greater Memphis Chamber. Past Chairman, Barret School of Banking, CBU. Past Member Board of Trustees, Memphis Museums, Inc. BRYAN JORDAN Chairman, President, and CEO, First Horizon National Corporation. B.A., Catawba College. Responsible for setting strategic direction for the 4,200-employee company, managing assets, and overseeing day-to-day operations. Named 2017 CEO of the Year, Inside Memphis Business; Best CEO, mid-cap category, Institutional Investor magazine’s 2013 All-American Executive Team. Board Member, Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation, AutoZone, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Governor’s Foundation for Health and Wellness, Tennessee Bankers Association, and Operation HOPE. Chairman, Youth Villages, Mid-Size Bank Coalition of America, and Memphis Tomorrows. JOHNNY B. MOORE JR. President and CEO, SunTrust Bank, Memphis. B.B.A., Accounting, Rhodes College. Board Member and Chairman, Memphis and Shelby County Port Commission. Board Member, Memphis Tomorrow, National Civil Rights

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Museum, and Memphis & Shelby County EDGE. Member, Board of Trustees, Rhodes College, Memphis University School, Hutchison School, New Memphis Institute, Promise Academy, and the Plough Foundation. DR. DOUGLAS G. SCARBORO Senior Vice President and Regional Executive, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis -- Memphis Branch. B.A., Political Science, Morehouse College; M.B.A., Campbell University; Ed.D., University of Memphis. Top 40 Under 40, Memphis Business Journal. Graduate, LDI and Fellows programs, New Memphis Institute; Senior Executives in State and Local Government program, Harvard University. Board Member, Better Business Bureau; Economic Club of Memphis, Memphis Regional Chamber of Commerce; Start Co.; Teach For America; University of Memphis Foundation. W. SCOTT STAFFORD President, CEO, and Director, Evolve Bank & Trust. B.S., Commerce and Business, University of Alabama. Board Member and Vice Chairman, Neighborhood Christian Center. Board Member and Treasurer, Young Presidents’ Organization (Southern 7 Chapter). Board Member, Presbyterian Day School. Member and Officer, Second Presbyterian Church. 2015 Inside Memphis Business CEO of the Year. Bank is a primary sponsor of University of Memphis’ Women’s Basketball, Opera Memphis, and Cooper-Young Festival.

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SUSAN S. STEPHENSON Co-Founder, Co-Chairman, and President, Independent Bank. Former Chairman, President, and CEO, Boatmen’s Bank of Tennessee. First female Chairman and CEO of a Tennessee bank. Board Member, St. Louis Federal Reserve. Member, Memphis Society of Entrepreneurs. Former Chair, Executive Committee and Board, Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis, and New Memphis Institute. Treasurer, Elmwood Foundation. Member, Baptist Women’s Hospital Advisory Board.

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usiness is pushed forward by change and evolution, and it is those in the forefront of that evolution — the tinkerers, the questioners, the visionaries — who keep the machine of commerce oiled. But who are these people? We want to know. Send us your best and brightest nominations for our fourth annual Innovation Awards issue coming in October. Please include any pertinent biographical or business information, and why the person, business, or organization should be recognized as a leader among innovators. Email your nomination to sparks@insidememphisbusiness.com. Deadline for nominations is June 15, 2017.

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WILLIAM R. TAYLOE President, Financial Federal Bank. Member, Financial Federal Board of Directors. Bachelor of Arts, University of Mississippi. As President and Member of the Board, responsible for oversight and management of the bank as well as having an active role in business development, risk management, and strategic planning. Bank focuses on high-quality customer service and customized solutions in private banking, mortgage banking, and commercial banking.

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Banking: Commercial Lending

Money is the oil in the engine of business. Without it, the machine simply will not go. Thankfully, banks were invented to lend dollars to citizens wanting to better themselves and their community. These firms and POWER PLAYERS finance corporate office complexes, retail shopping centers, new subdivisions, or healthcare facilities. They handle mergers and acquisitions that keep our commerce humming. BECKY BOWERS Vice President, Private Banking, Evolve Bank & Trust, Master of Business Administration, University of Memphis; Bachelor of Arts, Lipscomb University; graduate of the Southeastern School of Banking, Tennessee Bankers Association and Vanderbilt University. 24 years in banking in Memphis, last 5 years with Evolve Bank & Trust. Mentor for HopeWorks of Memphis and Former Board President for Shelby County Education Foundation. JEFF CAMP Executive Vice President, First Alliance Bank. Bachelor’s degree, business administration/banking and finance, Mississippi State University; graduate degree in banking, Southern Methodist University. Bank is locally owned, state-chartered, and opened in Cordova in 1999. Previously held variety of leadership positions at M&F Bank, Deposit Guaranty National Bank, and Union Planters National Bank. Former Chair and Member, Board of Trustees, Southeastern Commercial Lending School, Vanderbilt University.

International, Economic Club of Memphis. Founder and former Chairman, Westminster Academy. Board Member, The Center for Western Studies. Board member, former Vice Chairman, Association of Classical and Christian Schools. Former Elder, St. Andrews Presbyterian Church. STEVE HAWKINS Executive Vice President, First Tennessee Bank. B.B.A., Finance, University of Memphis. Has been with bank for 38 years, in current position since 2012. Wholesale line of business director for all commercial loan and treasury activities, including commercial, corporate, and specialized lending and deposit relationships. Has been married to wife, Claudia, for 43 years, with two children. First Tennessee offers full range of banking services and products. ROBERT MOREHEAD Senior Vice President, Memphis Market, BancorpSouth. Bachelor’s degree, Rhodes College. Has been in banking for 30 years. Responsible for all commercial operations in the Memphis market. Board Member, Porter-Leath. Advisory Board Member, ALS Association (Tennessee Chapter). Involved with the Greater Memphis Chamber, Germantown Area Chamber of Commerce, and Rotary Club of Memphis East. Former Board Member, Grace-St. Luke’s Episcopal School.

WRIGHT COX Community President, BankTennessee. B.B.A., Texas Christian; LSU Graduate School of Banking. Has 33 years’ experience in banking. Graduate, Rhodes College Executive Leadership Program. Elected to Collierville Municipal School Board whose task is the founding of a school system for the town of Collierville. Past President and Board Member, Collierville Chamber of Commerce and Collierville Education ANDY PIEROTTI Foundation. Recipient, C.H. Harrell Education Award. Elder, Community President, Memphis, Hope Church. Commercial Bank & Trust Company. B.B.A., University of Memphis; RICK HALL graduate of the LSU Graduate School of Banking. Has been in the Executive Vice President and Senior banking industry for 29 years, the Commercial Lender, Renasant Bank. last 18 with CB&T. Formerly ran National Bank of B.B.A., University of Mississippi; M.B.A., Commerce private banking division. Alumni, New Accounting, University of Texas; CPAMemphis Institute. Inactive. Has 36 years’ experience in banking. Member, Lambda Alpha

WILLIAM H. POSEY III CEO and Executive Vice President, Greystone Servicing Corporation, Inc. B.A., Rhodes College. Responsible for Greystone’s Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae DUS Lending Platform, including Affordable, Seniors, and Small Balance Multifamily lending (largest such lender in nation). Former Chairman and CEO, Univest Financial Services. Former Member, Fannie Mae US Advisory Council. Elder, Hope Church. Board Member, Bethany Christian Services and Banyan Group Foundation. Former Member, Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth. FRANK STALLWORTH Senior Vice President of commercial and multifamily financing, Pinnacle Bank. Responsible for all commercial and multifamily real estate lending activities, including the placement of income property loans with Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. Member, Lambda Alpha International. Former Member, Advisory Council, Freddie Mac’s Multifamily Seller/Servicer Council. Past President, Memphis Mortgage bankers Association and Central Park Capital’s Western Division. Former Director, Tennessee Mortgage Bankers Association. TOM STEPHENSON Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer, Independent Bank. Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville; degree from Southwestern Graduate School of Banking, Southern Methodist University in Texas. Has more than 40 years’ experience in banking in Memphis, the last 10 years at Independent Bank. Former Board Member, Partners in Public Education. Former President, American Cancer Society. RICHARD T. WOOD III Executive Vice President and Manager of Commercial/Multifamily Division, Financial Federal Bank. Involved in commercial lending for 37 years, the last 23 on behalf of Financial Federal. 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient by the Memphis Chapter of the Lambda Alpha International (LAI) Land Economics Society. Certified Mortgage Banker designation, Mortgage Bankers Association of America. Leads Financial Federal’s lending team in Memphis, Atlanta, and Nashville offices with highest production volumes since 2006. Bank services over $1 billion in commercial mortgages for Freddie Mac, life insurance companies, and master servicers. 2016 loan originations highlighted by multifamily construction and permanent loans across the Mid-South.

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Bioscience

Dating back at least to the start of the Plough Chemical Company in the early twentieth century and Abe Plough’s first product, Plough’s Antiseptic Healing Oil, the bioscience industry has been alive and well in Memphis. The Plough company turned into a giant and was joined by the likes of Richards Medical and the pioneering medicine of Neuton S. Stern, Willis C. Campbell, and John J. Shea Jr. The year 1962 saw another big bang when St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital was founded. Today, the tradition of world-class bioscience not only lives on in the Bluff City — home to orthopedic titans, medical-research mavens, entrepreneurial dynamos, and sci-fi-sounding technologies — but is putting Memphis on the map in a huge, exploding field, thanks to the POWER PLAYERS on these pages. The future is indeed today. BOB BEAN CEO, YX Genomics Holding Corp. and its two companies. Transnetyx, co-founded in 2000 to build the first fully automated genetic testing method to detect genetic mutations in mouse biopsies; research laboratories around the world. YX Services contracts to develop methods for companies seeking higher throughput and automated solutions to sample processing challenges. Named 2012 CEO of the Year, Inside Memphis Business. JAMES BEATY Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon, Campbell Clinic Orthopaedics. M.D., UT Health Science Center. Board certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. Board Chairman, The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. Board Member, Campbell Foundation, UT-Campbell Clinic. Former Chief of Staff, Campbell Clinic; Former Director, Pediatric Orthopaedic Fellowship. President of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, Mid-America Orthopaedic Association, and American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. EDWARD CHAUM Plough Foundation Professor of Retinal Diseases, Director of Research, Hamilton Eye Institute, UTHSC. M.D., Ph.D., Cornell University. Research Career Award from NIH. Senior Scientist Award from Research to Prevent Blindness. R&D 100 Award for the TRIAD Network from R&D Magazine. American Telemedicine Association Innovation Award for Hubble Telemedical. 2013 Innovation Award, Inside Memphis Business. Wheeley Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer, serial entrepreneur.

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EUGENE ECKSTEIN Professor and Chair of the University of Memphis Department of Biomedical Engineering. Initial and Current Academic Coordinator, U of M-UTHSC Joint Graduate Program in Biomedical Engineering. Inaugural J.R. Hyde Chair of Excellence, UTHSC. Fellow and Past-President of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, Pi Tau Sigma, Sigma Xi, Member: BMES, EMBS, AAAS. Panel judge, Innovation Awards, Inside Memphis Business.

RICHARD MAGID Vice President and Director of Technology Transfer, University of Tennessee Research Foundation. Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Tech. Since joining UTRF in 2006, has led out-licensing of UTHSC inventions and discoveries, including the launch of numerous Tennessee-based startups. Creator and teacher, “Entrepreneurship for Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences,” UTHSC. Registered U.S. patent agent. Board Member, Life Science Tennessee.

KEVIN FOLEY Chairman and Director of Complex Spine Surgery, Semmes-Murphey Clinic. Director, Spine Fellowship Program, Department of Neurosurgery, and Professor of Neurosurgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, and Biomedical Engineering, University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Medical Director and Chairman, Medical Education & Research Institute. M.D., UCLA. Member, AOA Honor Medical Society. Board Member, BioD LLC, DiscGenics, and TrueVision Systems.

FRANK A. MCGREW III Director of Cardiovascular Research and Clinical Cardiologist, The Stern Cardiovascular Foundation. B.S., Johns Hopkins University; M.D., Case Western Reserve. Certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine. Former Scientific Project Officer, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Former Governor, American College of Cardiology for Tennessee. Member, Joint Civilian Orientation Committee of the Department of Defense. Former President, English-Speaking Union.

DOUG KING Senior Vice President and President, Medtronic Spine, Biologics, and Kyphon. Bachelor’s, Marketing and Business Administration, University of Oregon. Since joining the company in 1998, has held numerous sales and marketing leadership positions, including regional sales director, area vice president, vice president of spine and biologics sales, and vice president of sales and marketing. Previously worked in various positions at Space Labs Medical, Stryker Endoscopy, and U.S. Surgical.

ROBERT PALMISANO President and CEO, Wright Medical Group, Inc. In current position since September 2011. B.A., Political Science, Providence College. Former President and CEO, ev3 Inc., a global endovascular device company acquired by Covidien in 2010. Former President and CEO of IntraLase Corp., MacroChem Corporation, and Summit Technology Inc. Has held several positions at Bausch & Lomb, Inc. Member, Board of Trustees, Providence College.

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MARY V. RELLING Chair, Pharmaceutical Department, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Pharm.D. degree, University of Utah. Elected to Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. Awarded Pediatric Cancer Award from American Society of Clinical Oncology and Team Science Prize from American Association of Cancer Research. Chairman of NIH-funded Pharmacogenomics Research Network. Member, Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Committee, Children’s Oncology Group. GARY STEVENSON Managing Partner and Co-Founder, MB Venture Partners. B.S., Accounting, University of Missouri; M.B.A., Kellogg School of Business, Northwestern University. CPA and Chartered Financial Analyst. Firm has invested in more than 40 medical-device and biotech startups, including 18 in Shelby County. Participated in financing GTx and BioMimetic Therapeutics, Inc. Board Member for several current and former MBVP portfolio companies. Board Member, ZeroTo510 and Life Science Tennessee. ROBERT WILLIAMS President and Chair, Department of Genetics, UTHSC, and UT-ORNL Governor’s Chair in Genomics; B.A. and Ph.D., University of California; Fellowship, Yale University. Developer of open access web sites for scientific discovery since 1994, including most prominently GeneNetwork, and new experimental methods and models to test how well we can predict disease risk just using genetic data. Numerous Medical Grant Awards. KEN WOODY President, Innova Memphis. Innova invests in and mentors early-stage medical device companies, biosciences, and technology companies. Has 36 equity investments and eight portfolio company board seats. Former U.S. Army Infantry Captain. Former Vice President, General Electric and Johnson & Johnson. Moved to Memphis in 2004 as Senior Vice President, Smith & Nephew Orthopaedics. Board Member, FedEx Institute of Technology and Life Science Tennessee.

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Business Organizations

They encourage growth, development, economic prosperit y, and new opportunities. They’re forums for networking, exchanging views, educating the public, and uniting toward a common goal. Whether generalized or geared toward a specific interest or industry, these groups help make Memphis stronger, better, and more forward-thinking. Some member rosters boast the city’s movers and shakers, while others hone and shape the next generation who will lead Memphis and the Mid-South far into our future. Still others promote diversity, or they serve as a base to launch civic improvement projects. Whether or not you recognize the names, faces, or organizations, our city and region are better for these groups and for the POWER PLAYERS who lead and direct them. STEVEN J. BARES President/Executive Director, Memphis Bioworks Foundation. Ph.D., Physical Chemistry, M.B.A. Co-Founder/Board Chair, Innova LLC and TriMetis. CoFounder, Memphis Academy of Science and Engineering. Board Member, Life Science Tennessee. Board Member, Memphis Medical District Collaborative. Member, inaugural class of Leadership Tennessee. Former executive, International Paper, Hewlett-Packard. Former President/Co-Founder, Sparcom. Has authored nine patents and published numerous articles. JAN BOUTEN Partner, Innova Memphis. B.S., Software Engineering, Fontys University, Holland; M.Sc., Human Computer Systems, DeMontfort University, England; M.B.A., Duke. Investor in early stage startup companies, active leader in the Memphis entrepreneurial ecosystem, and recognized as a Wall Street Journal Startup Guru. More than 20 years of international business and investment experience. Board Member, Memphis Shelby Growth Alliance, FedEx Institute of Technology, iScreen Vision, Quire, Restore Medical, and Digitalsmiths. SCOTT A. BROCKMAN President and CEO, Memphis Shelby County Airport Authority. Accredited Airport Executive (AAE); Second Vice Chairman, Executive Committee of the Board of Directors for the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE); International Association of Airport Executives (IAAE) Board. Former President, Southeast Chapter of AAAE; Chairman, 2011 AAAE National Airports Conference; Chairman and Southeast Chapter representative, AAAE Board of Examiners; Chairman, AAAE Audit Committee; Chairman, Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) Economic Affairs Committee, North America representative, 30 |

ACI World Economic Board. AAAE Distinguished Service Award, May 2013. NANCY COFFEE President and CEO of New Memphis Institute. B.A., Dartmouth; M.A., University of Chicago. Featured on cover of Newsweek as a face of “generation Global.” Named to “Top 40 Under 40” and 2012 “Super Women in Business,” Memphis Business Journal. Board Member, Greater Memphis Chamber, Fogelman College of Business & Economics, New Leaders, and People First Partnership. Community Advisory Board Member, Mid-South Minority Business Council Continuum. PEARSON CRUTCHER Executive Director, The Society of Entrepreneurs. B.S. and Master’s, Social Work, University of Tennessee-Knoxville. Caters to MidSouth business owners, presidents, and other key executives through programs such as monthly Entrepreneurs Roundtable meetings, the Insights Group, and the Annual Dinner and Award Banquet. Named to “Top 40 Under 40,” MBJ. Graduate, Leadership Memphis. Founders Committee, University of Tennessee/West Institute for Cancer Research. Volunteer, Team READ. REID DULBERGER President and CEO, Economic Development Growth Engine (EDGE) for Memphis and Shelby County. M.S., Carnegie-Mellon; M.A., Georgetown. Responsibilities include Foreign Trade Zone-77, loan programs, industrial sites, Port of Memphis, and PILOT/TIF incentives. Chief Economic Development Officer, Memphis and Shelby County. Former Vice President, MemphisED Administration, Greater

Memphis Chamber. Certified Economic Developer and Economic Development Finance Professional. GWYN R. FISHER Greater Memphis Regional Director of Economic and Community Development, State of Tennessee. Founder and CEO, Revolution Strategy. B.A., Scripps College; J.D., University of Memphis. Former Executive Director, MPACT Memphis. Contributing Author, Smart City Memphis. Named to “Top 40 Under 40,” Memphis Business Journal. Participant in British Council Transatlantic Network. Program Coordinator, Marshall Memorial Fellowship. Former Chair, Mayor Mark Luttrell’s YP Collaborative. DON GLAYS Executive Director, West Tennessee Home Builders Association. B.B.A. and Diploma of Renewable Resources Technology. Organization hosts the VESTA Home Shows and the annual Best of Home Expressions Show. Organization is largest local home builders association in Tennessee. Member, several local chambers of commerce. Member, MLGW Community Advisory Council. Serves on Construction Safety and Health Committee and Executive Officers Council, the National Association of Home Builders. JOHN E. GNUSCHKE Director, Sparks Bureau of Business and Economic Research and the Center for Manpower Studies. Professor, Economics, University of Memphis. Director, Applied Information Technology Center. Co-Director, Center for Real Estate Research. B.S., Utah State; Ph.D. and M.A., University of Missouri at Columbia. Former President, Association for University Business and Economic Research. Joined University of Memphis’ Millionaire’s Research Team for receiving more than $1 million in research grants for 15 straight years. ANGELA GRAI Association Executive, Building Owners & Managers Association (BOMA) of Memphis. Attended University of Memphis, Kemmons Wilson School of Hospitality and Resort Management. Organization offers education and networking opportunities to local Commercial Real Estate professionals. Attends BOMA International’s Annual Issues Conference in Washington, D.C. Visits congressional delegation to advocate interests of commercial real estate industry in Memphis.

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RANDY HUTCHINSON President and CEO, Better Business Bureau of the Mid-South. B.A., Western Maryland College; M.B.A., Wilmington College. Organization represents 3,800 BBB Accredited Business members. Provides more than 1.2 million reports on Mid-South businesses annually to consumers wanting to deal with reputable businesses. Educates consumers on how to avoid scams. Member, Rotary Club of Memphis. Graduate, Leadership Memphis. Member, Board of Trustees, Concord Academy. ERIC MATHEWS Founder and CEO, Start Co.; B.S., Chemistry, Rhodes College; M.S., Cognitive Science, University of Memphis. Longtime advocate and builder of high-growth potential tech startups in region. Architect of regional startup economy. Early stage startup investor. Creates a culture of entrepreneurship, engages community leaders and investors in economic change, and develops a portfolio of startup companies. Former Interim Executive Director, Emerge Memphis. Former Associate Director, FedEx Institute of Technology. TOMMY PACELLO President, Memphis Medical District Collaborative. Attorney and city planner. Directs strategy, development and activation of the Memphis Medical District Collaborative on behalf of its eight healthcare and educational anchor institutions. Named Top 40 Real Estate Professionals under age of 40 by Urban Land Magazine. Vice-chair of the Memphis Chapter of Urban Land Institute. Holds J.D. from The University of Memphis’ Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law and MCRP from The University of Memphis’ School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy. JEREMY C. PARK President, cityCURRENT and Member of LLC, Lipscomb & Pitts Insurance, LLC. cityCURRENT is a privately-funded catalyst for the Mid-South, hosting over 150 free community events annually, along with an array of media and philanthropic initiatives. Author of the “Giving Back” Column in The Commercial Appeal and books, Giving Back with Purpose and Giving for Growth. Forbes contributor. Producer and host of The SPARK and The SPARK Awards on WKNO-TV and cityCURRENT Radio Show on iHeartMedia’s 600 WREC.

LINN SITLER Led Memphis recruitment team to bring CMT’s “Sun Records” to city. 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 led successful efforts for Memphis’ selection as “Top 10 Best Cities to Live and Work as a Moviemaker.” Named Memphis “Legend” 2016 by Women’s Foundation. One of 50 film commissioners to earn certification from Association of Film Commissioners International. Board Member, U of M College of Communication and Fine Arts. Beale Street Note Committee. Member, Tennessee Women’s Forum. Longest serving film commissioner in the world. LESLIE LYNN SMITH President, EPIcenter, a collaborative, community-wide initiative helping entrepreneurs conceive, launch, and scale businesses in the MidSouth. Board member, International Business Innovation Association. Board Member, Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis. Former CEO, TechTown Detroit, a business accelerator and incubator. Former Director of Business Acceleration for the Michigan Economic Development Corp., overseeing the state’s $300 million investment portfolio.. DAVID J. SPANN Director, U.S. Dept. of Commerce/U.S. Commercial Service/Memphis USEAC. B.A., Arkansas State University; J.D., University of Arkansas Law School; MPA ABT, University of Arkansas. Ten years in current position, 30 years with U.S. Commercial Service. Recipient, Director General’s Star Award (2009), Outstanding Performance Award (2014). Arkansas Bar/Attorney’s License. Senior Pastor, New Hope Church of the Nazarene; Executive Secretary, West Tennessee District Export Council. BLAIR TAYLOR President, Memphis Tomorrow. B.A., Connecticut College; M.B.A. and M.S.W., Columbia University. Group is an association of CEOs of Memphis’ largest enterprises. Founded and leads Memphis Fast Forward, a nationally recognized public/private sector collaborative action initiative that since 2007 has helped create more than 17,000 jobs, reduce violent crime by 21 percent, and advance PK-12 education reforms that have put Memphis at ground zero for national reform.

LAURIE TUCKER Executive Director, Economic Club of Memphis. Co-Founded Calade Partners, a strategy and marketing consultancy. Former Senior Vice President of Marketing, FedEx Services, where she successfully led rebranding initiatives and critical go-to-market strategies. University of Memphis Board of Visitors. Board Member, Regional One Health Extended Care Hospital and Alliance Data Systems. DAVID WILLIAMS President and CEO, Leadership Memphis. B.A., Journalism, University of Memphis; M.B.A., University of Colorado at Denver. Organization prepares and mobilizes leaders to work together for the good of the whole community. Leading the Executive, FastTrack, Grassroots and Criminal/ Juvenile Justice Programs. Action initiatives include Volunteer Memphis and Graduate Memphis. Board of Trustees, Memphis Public Library and Information Center. Board member People First Partnership and Big Brothers Big Sisters. ROBY S. WILLIAMS CEO, Black Business Association of Memphis. B.A., History, LeMoyne-Owen College. Has been with organization since 2002. Assists minority and women business owners to achieve success in their business operations. Formerly employed in Branch Division, Commercial and Retail Lending, and Marketing Division, First Tennessee Bank. Formerly employed in Business Marketing for South Central Bell and AT&T in Memphis. Works to be an “opportunity facilitator.” LUKE YANCY III CEO, Mid-South Minority Business Council Continuum. B.S., Economics, LeMoyne-Owen; M.B.A., University of Memphis. Leads nonprofit focused on growth of scalable minority and women-owned businesses to impact job creation. In partnership with the MBDA and Delta Regional Authority to support minority and women-owned business growth across TN and the Delta. Board Member: First Horizon and Greater Memphis Chamber.

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Keeping our money straight can be a terrifying prospect to many people — the meticulous attention to detail required can be daunting, to say the least. And if we’re not careful enough, we can face an audit, and nobody wants that headache. But soaring in like the Batman of bookkeeping to save us all from financial misadventures are Certified Public Accountants (CPAs), those fearless heroes who know more about financial law than most can dream of. W hether providing ser vices for individuals, organizations, or certain types of businesses, or working exclusively for a corporation, these POWER PLAYERS can operate in virtually any area of finance — from estate or financial planning, to auditing or income tax services, to venture capitalism. Cool. GREGORY E. BARNES Managing Partner, Memphis office, KPMG, LLP. B.B.A., Accounting and Economics; M.S., Finance, University of Memphis. Graduate, Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Business Executive Development Program. Certified Public Accountant and Chartered Financial Analyst. Advisory Board Chair, University of Memphis School of Accountancy. Advisory Board Member, University of Memphis Fogelman College of Business and Economics. Board Member, Greater Memphis Chamber. Member, Leadership Memphis.

J. EUSTIS CORRIGAN, JR. Senior Managing Director & Shareholder, CBIZ & Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C. B.S., Accounting, LSU. Provides highly complex tax planning and compliance services to a number of large local public and privately owned companies. CPA licensed in Tennessee, Mississippi, and Louisiana. Member, AICPA, AICPA Tax Section, and Society of Louisiana CPAs. Chairman’s Circle, EPIcenter Committee Member. Graduate, New Memphis Institute.

JUD CANNON CEO, Cannon Wright Blount. Bachelor of Business Administration, University of Memphis. With his two partners, Doug Wright and the late Richard Blount, started Cannon Wright Blount more than 15 years ago, offering business, software, and outsourcing solutions for clients beyond general accounting services. Firm offers tax and audit services and technology, accounting, and consulting solutions. Professional concentrations include healthcare, business improvement, and outsourcing.

DAVID L. CUICCHI Managing Director and Tax Director, Cannon & Company CPAs, P.C. B.B.A. and J.D., University of Mississippi. Certified Public Accountant. Firm offers full array of accounting, tax, and consulting services to individuals and businesses. Past President, Estate Planning Council, Memphis Chapter of the Tennessee Society of CPAs, and Germantown Charity Horse Show. Past Treasurer, Memphis Rotary Club and longtime Rotary Reader for elementary students. Treasurer, World Cataract Foundation.

P. ANTHONY CLARK Market Managing Partner, Memphis/ Dallas-Fort Worth, DHG. Bachelor of Accountancy, University of Mississippi. Industry leader for firm’s Hospitality and Resorts practice. Also serves clients in construction, manufacturing, wholesale trade, and distribution. Member, Advisory Council, University of Mississippi Patterson School of Accountancy. Chairman’s Circle, Greater Memphis Chamber. Member, American Institute of CPAs, Tennessee and Florida Society of CPAs.

VINCE DEGUTIS Office Managing Partner and Tennessee Tax Managing Partner, Deloitte LLP. 33 years of experience in professional services. Serves as Tax or Advisory Partner for publicly held, privately owned, domestic, and international companies. M.S. and B.B.A., University of Memphis. Board Member at Brooks Museum. Advisory Board Member at University of Memphis School of Accountancy. Advisory Board Member at University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. Member,

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B. ROBERT PAYNE President and Managing Partner, Brundige, Payne & Company, PC. Cofounded firm in 1977, providing accounting, tax, and consultation services. Former Member, Advisory Board, University of Memphis School of Accountancy. Charter Member and former officer, Germantown and Whitehaven Rotary Clubs. Former Board Member, Evangelical Christian School. Member, American Institute of CPAs. Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow. Elder, First Evangelical Church. MIKE SKINNER Lead Partner, HORNE Cyber Solutions. B.A., M.A., University of Mississippi. In his role, provides information technology audit, regulatory compliance, information security consulting, internal control consulting, and business solution implementation. Over five years with the firm and over ten with regional and local firms. Professional affiliations include American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists, and Institute of Internal Auditors. JEFFREY L. THOMASON Chief Manager - Watkins Uiberall, PLLC Graduate, University of Alabama. Joined firm in 1990. Provides leadership while guiding the strategic direction of the firm and continues to serve as a trusted advisor to the firm’s clients. Firm was founded in 1971 and has over 75 employees today in its Memphis and Tupelo offices and has become the largest locally owned CPA firm in Memphis. RICHARD WRIGHT Managing Partner – Memphis, Ernst & Young. Graduate of Christian Brothers University. Has been with the firm for 24 years providing audit and other services to a wide variety of clients in the manufacturing, distribution, retail, and transportation industries. Board Member and Treasurer, United Way of the Mid-South. Member, American Institute of CPAs. Manages EY’s Entrepreneur of the Year program in the Memphis market.

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CEOs - Local Public Companies

Every Memphian has an investment in our city. Our endeavors help to steer the growth of our community. A few corporate giants make an impact here and well beyond. You’ll find these titans and the numbers by which they’re measured on the stock exchange. The individuals must guide their companies across the perilous seas of business health and stockholder happiness. And not only are their names connected to Memphis by investors and business insiders worldwide, but they are often the names behind civic ventures that help make our city complete. Through strategic direction and day-to-day operations, these POWER PLAYERS help their companies hit their marks. Own a share in these firms and you own a share in the future of Memphis. H. ERIC BOLTON JR. Chairman and CEO, Mid America Apartments. Bachelor’s, Accounting; M.B.A., Finance and Real Estate. Named 2007 Distinguished Alumni, University of Memphis Fogelman College of Business & Economics, and 2001 Multifamily Executive of the Year. Board Member, EastGroup Properties, Inc. (NYSE: EGP). Board Member and Executive Committee, National Multi Housing Council. Member, Advisory Board of Governors, National Association of REITs. GREGORY CHRISTOPHER Chairman and CEO, Mueller Industries, Inc., a multinational corporation involved in the manufacture, distribution, and sales of copper, brass, and other metal products for a variety of industries. Bachelor’s degree in engineering, University of Buffalo, and graduate degrees in business from the University of Pittsburgh and Harvard Business School. Joined Mueller in 1992 and served as VP of Sales – Standard Products Division (2000 to 2005), President of Standard Products Division (2005 to 2007), and Chief Operating Officer (2007 to 2008). Became CEO in 2008 and Chairman of the Board in 2016. Recipient, Copper Club’s 2017 Ankh Award.

ROB GILLETTE CEO, ServiceMaster Company. Bachelor’s, Finance, Indiana University. Named to position in 2013. Business career spans 31 years, including many executive roles. Former CEO, First Solar, Inc., a leading manufacturer of solar cells and solar power plants. Former President and CEO, Transportation Systems and Aerospace, Honeywell International. Former General Manager, GE Plastics South America, General Electric. BRYAN JORDAN Chairman, President, and CEO, First Horizon National Corp., parent of First Tennessee and FTN Financial. B.A., Catawba College. Sets strategy for 4,300-employee company founded in 1864 with 14th oldest national bank charter. Company named a top employer by American Banker and Working Mother. Chairman, American Bankers Council, Memphis Tomorrow, and Youth Villages. Board member, AutoZone, Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp., Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Governor’s Foundation for Health and Wellness, Mid-Size Bank Coalition of America, Operation HOPE, and Tennessee Bankers Association.

BILL RHODES Chairman, President, and CEO, Customer Satisfaction, AutoZone. B.S., University of Tennessee-Martin; M.B.A., University of Memphis. Leads Fortune 500 company with net sales of $10 billion in 2015. Serves on industry and community boards: Coalition for Auto Repair Equality (CARE), Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA, Chairman), Memphis Tomorrow, Youth Programs, Inc. (Vice-Chairman), the National Civil Rights Museum (Treasurer), Teach for America (Chairman), Rhodes College Board of Trustees, and is a member of the Dollar General Board. FREDERICK W. SMITH Founder, Chairman, and CEO, FedEx Corporation. Launched FedEx, 1973. Since then, FedEx has become a global economic powerhouse and Memphis’ largest employer. First implemented the airport hub-and-spoke concept. Co-chair, Energy Security Leadership Council. Member, Aviation Hall of Fame. Has served on the boards of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the Mayo Clinic. Named a top CEO by both Barron’s and Chief Executive magazine. Under his leadership FedEx has placed in the top 20 of FORTUNE’s Most Admired Companies list since 2001. MARK SUTTON Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, International Paper. Started at International Paper in 1984 as an engineer in Louisiana, worked his way up to mill manager in Wisconsin, and in 2000, was promoted to director of European corrugated packaging operations where he helped run the company’s operations in seven countries in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Later, Senior Vice President of industrial packaging. Sutton returned to the United States in 2005 as Vice President of corporate strategic planning.

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If the last few years have taught us anything, it’s that a dependable Chief Financial Officer is the cornerstone of any corporation. A CFO must be trustworthy, a straight-shooter, anchored by experience but with a sharp eye out for new opportunities. Without the backing of a strong CFO, a corporation can fall prey to any number of pitfalls. But it’s not just about the for-profit sector — CFOs are also responsible for nonprofits and the donations given to them in good faith. Nonprofits could not survive without CFO know-how to maximize the effectiveness of funding for their cause. The POWER PLAYERS listed here are smart, savvy, solvent, and most importantly, they are behind some of the biggest names in Memphis business. These individuals ensure its financial footing is solid as a rock. DAVID L. DUNAVANT Chief Financial Officer, Monogram Food Solutions. B.B.A. and M.B.A., University of Memphis. Certified Public Accountant. Responsible for all aspects of company’s finance, treasury, accounting, information technology, M&A, and financial planning activities. Former Board Member, YMCA, Leadership Memphis, and The Family Link. WILLIAM (BILL) T. GILES Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President, Finance, Information Technology, and ALLDATA, Customer Satisfaction, AutoZone. B.S., Accounting and Management, Alfred University. Named one of the top 25 CFOs of public companies in U.S. in 2012 by The Wall Street Journal; 2010 CFO of the Year by Memphis Business Journal. Certified Public Accountant. Board Member, Brinker International, AutoZone Liberty Bowl, Lausanne Collegiate School, and Youth Villages. ALAN B. GRAF JR. Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, FedEx Corporation. M.B.A., Indiana University, where he is a member of the Academy of Alumni Fellows. Responsibilities include all aspects of FedEx Corporation’s global fi nancial functions. Board Member, NIKE, Inc., MidAmerica Apartment Communities, Inc., and Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare. Trustee, University of Memphis. GREG GREGORY Chief Financial Officer, Youth Villages. Directs the organization’s financial planning and accounting practices. Since joining Youth Villages in 1991, organization has grown from $6 million to more than $160 million in 36 |

revenue. Established investment policies for Youth Villages and oversees the investment portfolios of the foundation and pension plans. Named CFO of the Year in 2010, Memphis Business Journal. BILL GRIFFIN Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Baptist Memorial Health Care. Bachelor of Accountancy, University of Mississippi. Certified Public Accountant and a chartered global management accountant. Fellow, Healthcare Financial Management Association; HFMA-certified healthcare financial professional. Board Member, Christ Community Health Services, Medical Education Research Institute, and Mississippi True. WILLIAM C. LOSCH III Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, First Horizon National Corporation. B.S., Business Administration, University of Richmond; M.B.A., Virginia Commonwealth University. Leads the corporation’s financial activities including treasury, accounting, controls, tax, financial planning, strategic planning, and more. Chairman, Dixon Finance & Audit Committee; Treasurer, Dixon Board of Trustees; Board Member, First Tennessee Foundation. CHRIS MCLEAN Executive Vice President of Finance, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare. Has been in position since 2001. B.S., Accounting, Christian Brothers University; M.B.A., University of Memphis. Began working at Methodist in 1984 in corporate finance. Has worked for several health systems in East Tennessee. Previously Vice President of Methodist’s Mississippi division. Member, Tennessee Society of CPAs and

Healthcare Financial Management Association. Board Member, Wesley Housing and Health Choice. JEFFREY PEARSON Chief Financial Officer, ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Holds degree in accounting, University of Memphis. Certified Public Accountant. Has been with ALSAC for 20 years, and in current position since 2006. Former Chairman, Evangelical Christian School. Finalist, 2010 CFO of the Year Award, Memphis Business Journal. Married to wife, Mindy, with two children, Hannah and David. FRANK REID Chief Financial Officer, DuncanWilliams Inc. Graduate of CBU. Certified Public Accountant. Oversaw transition to the Pershing system while maintaining independence as a fully computing FINRA member. Created an in-house, self-directed 401(k) plan for employees with no outside administration costs. Licensed Financial & Operations Principal; General Securities Principal; Registered Options Principal; General Securities Representative. GLENN R. LANDAU Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, International Paper. Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering, Rutgers University. Has worked at the company since 1991, holding positions with increasing responsibility within the U.S. container and European container business. Named Chief Financial Officer in 2017. RICK WAGERS Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Regional One. Oversees finance, materials management, security, engineering, facilities development, safety, and the revenue cycle. Alumni, Leadership Memphis. Member, Health Financial Management Association Solutions Group. Recipient, 2012 CFO of the Year, Memphis Business Journal; and the 2015 Senior Executive Meritorious Service Award, Tennessee Hospital Association. JIMMIE D. WILLIAMS Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President, Belz Enterprises. B.S., Accounting, University of Tennessee at Martin. Company is one of the largest commercial and industrial developers in the South. U.S. Army Officer Training School, Finance Corps. Board Member, ArtsMemphis and Repairing the Breach. Member, Board of Trustees and Development Committee, Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary. Chairman, Mid-America Student Housing, Inc. Member, Lambda Alpha International and American Institute of CPAs.

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What good is a pilot without a co-pilot? Or a ship without a fi rst mate? The same is true of the relationship between companies and their Chief Operating Officers (sometimes called Chief Operations Officers). These POWER PLAYERS hold a crucial role in the way their companies run on a daily basis and how they meet the long-term goals of the company. They put the “organization” in any organization. This isn’t a uniform bunch: The role of a Chief Operating Officer in the company depends upon the company, and upon the chief executive with whom they work. Their decisions affect not only their businesses but the community as well. Chief Operating Officers drive the businesses that drive the Memphis economy, and this selection of outstanding professionals is proof. KENNARD BROWN Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Operations Officer, University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). Assistant Professor, College of Pharmacy, and Department of Surgery, College of Medicine; Chief Administrative Officer, UTHSC campus. Ph.D., Health Science Administration, UTHSC; J.D., University of Memphis. Fellow, American College of Healthcare Executives. Previous Director, Office of Equity and Diversity, Office of Employee Relations, and Center on Health Disparities.

DON CLANTON Chief Operating Officer, DuncanWilliams, Inc. Former Executive Vice President, Debt Capital Markets, Duncan-Williams. Former Member, FINRA’s Business Conduct Board. Member, Bond Dealers of America. Former President, Memphis Investment Bankers Association, and Commerce Investment Corporation, a subsidiary of National Bank of Commerce. Former head of Union Planters Investment Bankers Group, which under his leadership grew to one of the Southeast’s leading brokerage and investment banks.

DAVID BRONCZEK President and COO, FedEx Corporation. Graduate, Kent State University. Member, Senior Management Committee, FedEx Corporation. Appointed to National Infrastructure Advisory Council. Member, Board of Governors, International Air Transport Association; and National Safe Kids Campaign. Board Member, Airlines for America, International Paper, and Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. Member, Memphis Tomorrow.

PAUL DEPRIEST Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Baptist Memorial Health Care. B.S., Eastern Kentucky University, and M.D., University of Kentucky College of Medicine. Later, completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology and a fellowship in gynecological oncology at the University of Kentucky Medical Center. Master’s degree in healthcare management, Harvard School of Public Health. Named one of the five “Top Doctors for Women” in the south by Women’s Health magazine. Board Member, MERI (Medical Education and Research Institute), and Select Health Alliance.

DON BRUNSON Chief Operating Officer and Secretary, Monogram Food Solutions. B.B.A., Emory University; M.B.A., Georgia Southern. Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy (Retired). Board Member, Community Coffee Company; Former Board Member, Memphis Family Shelter. The company produces value-added meats including the brands it owns, such as King Cotton, Circle B, Hannah’s, Farmer’s Pride, Wild Bill’s, and Hickory’s Best; it licenses brands such as Johnsonville, Butterball, Bass Pro Shops Uncle Buck’s, Team RealTree; and private label. 38 |

MIKE EDWARDS President, Chief Operating Officer, and Board Member, Paragon Bank. B.A., Political Science, Rhodes College. Attended Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at SMU and Barret School of Banking at The University of Memphis. More than 30 years’ experience in banking and financial services. Board Member, Orpheum Theatre, Shelby Farms Park Conservancy, and United Way of the Mid-South. Past Chair, Germantown Industrial Development Board, Germantown Chamber of

Commerce, Leadership Germantown, and Memphis Symphony Orchestra. THOMAS L. GRIMES JR. Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Mid-America Apartment Communities. B.A., Emory University; M.B.A., University of Memphis. Oversees the company’s portfolio of approximately 80,000 apartment units located in 15 states. Leads the company’s Property Management and Asset Management Divisions. Named to “Top 40 Under 40 National Industry Up and Comers,” Multifamily Executive Magazine. Board Member, Urban Land Institute, Soulsville Foundation. and Shelby Farms Park Conservancy. MARK HALPERIN Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Boyle Investment Company. Appointee, EDGE for Memphis and Shelby County. Founding Board Member, Triumph Bank. Named 2008 Commercial Broker of the Year, Memphis Area Association of Realtors Commercial Council, and 2012 Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser, Memphis Chapter of Association of Fundraising Professionals. Recipient, 2008 Realtors Commercial Alliance National Award, National Association of Realtors, Commercial Division. RICHARD W. MCDUFFIE Chief Operating Officer, Dunavant Global Logistics Group. For the last several years he has been providing the vision and leadership in building Dunavant’s logistics division into a recognized global logistics service provider. Formerly: Vice President, Supply Chain for AutoZone; Vice President of Global Logistics,

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CHRISTINE D. “CHRIS” RICHARDS Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, EdR Collegiate Housing. B.A., Education, University of Memphis. Oversees operations of owned and joint-venture collegiate housing portfolio along with directing management services division. Former Vice President of Operations and Regional Director with EdR. Member, National Apartment Association’s (NAA) Student Housing Committee. Member, Institute of Real Estate Management. Certified Property Manager.

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DAVID T. POPWELL President and Chief Operating Officer, First Tennessee Bank. B.S., University of Alabama; J.D., Washington and Lee University School of Law; LL.M., NYU School of Law. Responsible for all aspects of banking for Memphis-based First Horizon National Corp. Former Chairman, President, and CEO, SunTrust bank in Memphis; Executive Vice President, National Commerce Financial Corp.; and Shareholder, responsible for mergers and acquisitions practice group, Baker Donelson et al.

EARL WILLIAMS JR. Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer, Loeb Properties. As COO, works with heads of Asset Management and Brokerage and Development; as CFO, responsible for all internal and external financial statement reporting, management information systems, employee benefit programs, risk management programs, tax planning, and compliance, along with long-term financial planning for all Loebrelated entities. District Council Chair, Urban Land Institute (2014-17); Board Member and Past Board Chair, Memphis Leadership Foundation. Board Member, Leadership Empowerment Center. Member, Lambda Alpha Real Estate Fraternity. Licensed CPA.

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Commercial Insurance

If you’re in business, you need insurance. Large and small companies need protection from the insurmountable costs property damage, debt, lawsuits, and theft can create. Commercial insurers must be able to take both a macro and micro view of the company they’re representing. The POWER PLAYERS in this category are savvy in risk management, strategic retail or wholesale insurance, property and casualty, and warehousing or manufacturing risk, to name just a few areas. Helping clients take a business to market, manage risk, consult them on claims, and address larger issues in the industry are all of premium importance. Servicing day-to-day needs is just as crucial to a successful relationship. Everyone experiences misfortune at some point, and when that happens, commercial insurance is there to save you. JOHN D. CROW CEO and Founder, Crow Friedman Group, a Risk Strategies Company. Offices in Memphis, Nashville, Birmingham, and Atlanta. Specializes in risk management and loss prevention programs for architects, engineers, health, legal, and financial professionals. Speaker and risk management consultant. Involved in continuing education for professional affiliates and construction-related organizations. Charter Member and Board Member, Professional Liability Agents Network.

JEFFERY S. HALL President, McDonnell Insurance. Specializes in large commercial and group employee benefits with a focus on warehousing, contracting, and transportation. Manages company’s production staff and marketing. In business since 1919, company provides business/commercial insurance, personal insurance, bonds, and health and life insurance. Member and former President, Insurors of Memphis. Former Board Member, Insurors of Tennessee. Former Trustee, Evangelical Christian School.

LARRY E. CRUM Began career with Nationwide Insurance in an apartment and has grown to one of the largest Nationwide Insurance agencies in the U.S. Inducted into the Nationwide Insurance Hall of Fame and consistently an All-Star Agent, the top 12 agencies. Larry has a staff of 40 licensed agents in nine offices (including a Vietnamese and a Hispanic office) in Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas, and Missouri. The agency is licensed in 37 states. Portfolio is well diversified with 60 percent personal lines, 30 percent commercial lines, and 10 percent in financials.

MARK E. HARRIS Principal, Harris, Madden, Powell, Stallings & Brown, Inc. (HMP Insurance). B.A., Emory University; J.D., University of Memphis. Expertise in heavy casualty, construction, surety, management liability, and manufacturing risk. Former Director, Insurors of Memphis. Former President, West Tennessee Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors; and Collierville Chamber of Commerce. Berkley Southeast agent of the year (2013); premier partner agent, Amerisure; and Travelers Leadership Council.

CINDI GRESHAM President, Boyle Insurance Agency, Inc. Provides insurance for all lines of personal and business needs including industry programs for senior care, professional liability, contractors, apartments and condominiums, and nonprofit organizations. Certified Insurance Counselor. Past President, Insurors of Tennessee and Insurors of Memphis. Member, SecureRisk, Professional Insurance Association, and Insurors of Tennessee. Former Chairman, Customer Service Representative Council; and CNA’s customer service council. Member, State Auto Agents Council.

W. JOSEPH LAMMEL Executive Vice President, Lockton Memphis. Specializes in transportation, construction, surety, and financial risk. B.B.A., Risk Management, University of Memphis. Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter designation, American Institute for Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters. Serves on the Board of Mid-South Regional Blood Center. President of the Board of the SRPA. Past Board Member, The Memphis Development Foundation, The Orpheum Theatre, and St. Agnes Academy.

S. EUGENE MATHIS JR. CEO, Menard, Gates & Mathis, Inc. Principal, Insight Risk Management, LLC. Surety bonding, contractors’ insurance, workers compensation, general liability, employee benefits, and inland marine coverages. Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter, Associate in Risk Management. Adjunct professor, University of Memphis. Former President, Memphis Chapter, Society of Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriters, and Builders Exchange of Memphis. Sponsor of Fire Museum of Memphis. JEFF MICHAEL Vice President, Clay & Land Insurance, Inc. B.S. in Business, University of Memphis. Joined father, Mike Michael, at Michael Insurance Agency in 1975. Merged with Clay & Land Insurance in 1982. Firm is a full-service, independent, and family-owned agency providing all lines of insurance. Services include professional liability, property, and general liability. Member, Central Board, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis, Inc. Lifelong member of St. John’s Methodist Church. DALE MORRIS Secretary-Treasurer, Memphis Insurance Group, Inc. Owner and Principal, Morris & Associates. B.A., Hampden-Sydney College. Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter and Past President, Memphis Chapter. Associate in Risk Management. Past Chairman, Memphis and Shelby County Insurance Advisory Committee and Greater Memphis Insurance Council. Former President, Windyke Country Club Board of Directors. CoSponsor, Child Advocacy Center’s Annual Works of Heart Art Auction & Exhibit. STEPHEN L. OSEMAN President and Owner, Oseman Insurance Agency. A graduate of the University of the South. Formed the agency in 1985 and has grown the business to one of the largest independent agencies in Tennessee with 16 employees. Offices in Memphis and Jackson, Mississippi, specializing in the automotive industry, healthcare P&C, education, social services, entertainment and transportation. Licensed in almost every state and specializes in healthcare property and casualty, transportation, education, automotive industry, social services, and entertainment. KENNETH DAVID PAYLOR CEO and President, USI of Tennessee, Inc. Master of Business Administration, University of Memphis, with concentration in management. Accountable for executive management and handling large risk management programs. Company has more than 100 offices in the U.S. Certified Insurance Counselor and Associate in Risk Management. Received Certificate of Achievement for Advanced Consultancy Practice I. Former Board Member, Sister Ruth Ann Center.

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JOHN ROBERT PITTS Partner and Owner, Lipscomb and Pitts Insurance, LLC. B.S., University of Tennessee. With partner Mat Lipscomb III, majority owner of largest locally owned insurance agency in the MidSouth. Board Member, Youth Villages, Boy Scouts, Insurors of Tennessee Large Agency Committee, and Governor Haslam’s Tennessee Business Partnership. Board member, Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers. Active in Carnival Memphis. President’s Club Member, University of Tennessee. KIRK RIGGINS Partner, Page, Chaffin & Riggins Insurance. B.S., Economics with minor in Business, University of TennesseeKnoxville. Agency is very hands-on in dealing mainly with Main Street America business, with licenses in multiple states. Currently holds Certified Insurance Counselor Designation. Has served on many trade, community, and private boards and committees. Member, Insurors of Tennessee. BRAD V. SMITH President, Smith-Berclair Insurance. Former President, Cecil Smith Insurance. Purchased Berclair Insurance Center and merged two companies into Smith-Berclair Insurance. Board Member, Liberty Bowl. NCAA Division I college football official. Former President, Insurors of Memphis and Insurors of Tennessee. Tennessee member on the national Board of Directors, Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America. Board Member, Trusted Choice. Elder, Grace Evangelical Church. DAVE THOMAS CEO of Kemmons Wilson Insurance Group since April 2016. Bachelor of Science, Computer Science. Forty-year veteran in the insurance marketplace. Kemmons Wilson Insurance Group was founded in 1952 alongside Holiday Inn and remains family owned today. With offices in Memphis, Nashville, St. Louis, Little Rock, Birmingham, Jackson and Destin, the group offers risk mitigation expertise in commercial, non-profit, hospitality, private client, aviation and employee benefit sectors. Licensed in all 50 states. PAUL WOODS Managing Director and Client Executive, Marsh USA, Inc. B.B.A., Risk and Insurance Management, University of Memphis. Member of Marsh’s Southeastern Partnership Management team. Special industry knowledge includes transportation/logistics and wholesale/retail segments. Board Member, Page Robbins Adult Day Care Center. Member, Board of Chapter Advisors, Phi Gamma Delta, Mu Tau Chapter. Trustee, Robert E. & Evelyn McKee Foundation.

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Commercial Real Estate

The city’s Commercial Real Estate (CRE) market is constantly in flux. There is always a business considering relocating from one part of the city to another and new businesses looking for a location. CRE professionals are the ones businesses seek out to help them fi nd that perfect location for their needs. We asked: When it’s time for your office, retail, or industrial deal, who do you want brokering it? CRE development requires a different set of skills and a determination to take properties from seed to fruit, from inception to conclusion. Whether renovating properties, repurposing old spaces, or imagining the potential of undeveloped parcels and carrying out their vision, these POWER PLAYERS are the facilitators of growth in Memphis and its environs. They’re not just developing properties, they’re developing our business environment. RONALD “RON” BELZ President and CEO, Belz Enterprises. One of the largest commercial and industrial developers in the South. Developments include more than 25 million square feet of property, including Shelby Oaks, Goodlett Farms, Appling Farms, The Peabody, Peabody Place, and numerous office and industrial parks. Specializes in the development and management of industrial, retail, office, and residential properties across the country. Board member and vice chair, The Assisi Foundation. PAUL BOYLE President, Boyle Investment Company. Graduate, Washington and Lee, New Memphis Institute, and Leadership Memphis. Member, Chairman’s Circle, Greater Memphis Chamber. Advisory Board Member, Baptist Memorial Health Care. Board Member, Urban Land Institute, Brooks Museum of Art. Executive Committee Member, Commercial Real Estate Owners’ Alliance. Former Board Member and Treasurer, Hickory Hill Chapter, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis. Founder, West Institute for Cancer Research. DANNY BURING Managing partner, Memphis office, The Shopping Center Group, LLC. B.A., Psychology, University of TennesseeKnoxville. Company provides full assortment of retail real estate advisory services to landlords, developers, investors, financial institutions, and retailers throughout the Eastern U.S. Notable clients include Fresh Market, Dick’s, Bed Bath & Beyond, Panera Bread, Chipotle, LA Fitness, and Fleming’s Steakhouse. Member, International Council of Shopping Centers. Board Member, Memphis Light, Gas and Water, and Memphis Shelby Crime Commission. Received Pinnacle Award for Commercial Broker of the Year in 2004. 44 |

ANDY CATES CEO and President of Brokerage Services for Colliers International in Memphis. Involved in nearly 750 transactions totaling more than 50 million square feet. Recipient of Colliers Everest Award and numerous Memphis Area Association of Realtors Pinnacle Awards including Commercial Broker of the Year, 2012. SIOR Memphis Chapter President, 2013; Memphis Chamber Board of Advisors, 2015. DARRELL T. COBBINS President and principal broker, Universal Commercial Real Estate, LLC. B.A., Rhodes; M.B.A., University of Memphis. Chairman’s Circle/Board of Directors, Greater Memphis Chamber. Board of Directors, National Civil Rights Museum. 2013 Board Chairman, New Memphis Institute. Past Chairman, Memphis Light, Gas and Water. Recipient, 2011 Agent of Change Award, MULYP, and 2012 African American Male Image Award for Business, HobsonGoodlow Foundation. JOHN ELKINGTON Chairman and CEO, Elkington Real Estate Group. Nationally known for development and stewardship of the Beale Street Historic District, the winner in a 2013 USA Today readers’ poll as “Most Iconic American Street.” Has been involved in the successful development of over 50 properties, including Lenox School in Midtown; Beachwalk Villas at Sandestin, Florida; and Union Station in Nashville. Recently served as a consultant for The Banks entertainment district in Cincinnati and Grand Center in St. Louis. Currently leading the development of 300 acres near Muscle Shoals, Alabama, and Red Square entertainment district in St. Louis. Member, Germantown Park Commission. 2015 Rotarian of the Year, Memphis Rotary Club.

THOMAS FARNSWORTH Partner, Farnsworth Investment Company and Holdings. Has been a real estate developer and investment builder for more than 40 years, building more than 10 million square feet in 60 warehouse buildings and 25 office buildings. Member, Society of Office and Industrial Realtors (SIOR). Recipient, Memphis Area Association of Realtors Commercial Broker Lifetime Achievement Award, the Lambda Alpha International Excellence in Real Estate Lifetime Achievement Award, and Carnival Memphis Cook Halle Award, among others. RICK FOGELMAN Chief Executive Officer, Fogelman Properties. B.S., finance, University of Texas at Austin; MBA, University of Memphis. Responsible for establishment and implementation of the company’s overall business strategies. Owns/operates 80 multifamily communities totaling over 25,000 apartment homes throughout the Southeast, Southwest, and Midwest regions of the country. Board of directors, National Multi Housing Council. Past vice president, Tennessee Apartment Association. Licensed real estate broker in Tennessee. STEVE GUINN Vice President, Highwoods Properties. B.B.A., Baylor. Has more than 30 years’ experience in commercial real estate. Received the Pinnacle Award’s Commercial Broker of the Year in 2009. Certified Public Accountant and LEED Accredited Professional. Member, Society of Industrial and Office Realtors. Certified Commercial Investment Member. Member, Lambda Alpha International. Board Member, Soulsville Foundation. Project Board Member, Shelby Farms Park Conservancy.

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LAWRENCE “LARRY” JENSEN President and CEO, Cushman & Wakefield | Commercial Advisors. Represents and advises families, corporations, and institutions on real estate. Instrumental in Smith & Nephew’s acquisition of their orthopedics headquarters building. Other clients have included FedEx, ServiceMaster, and AutoZone. Honors include 2005 Commercial Broker of the Year and 2008 Office Broker of the Year. Former President, Memphis Tomorrow. Board Member, Shelby Farms Park Conservancy. Past Chairman, Greater Memphis Chamber.

LEWIS K. MCKEE JR. Partner and Broker, McKee and McFarland, Inc. Full-service real estate firm actively engaged in the acquisition, development, management, and marketing of commercial and industrial properties. Has represented corporate clients including Prudential Insurance Company of America, Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, Holly Farms Corporation, and Tyson Foods. Licensed Real Estate Broker in Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Missouri. Began career with Trammell Crow Company.

CARMA C. JUDE Portfolio manager, Healthcare Realty. B.S., Business Management, Louisiana Tech University; M.B.A., Finance and Real Estate, University of Memphis. Certified Commercial Investment Member. Company is a publicly traded REIT that focuses on owning, managing, acquiring, and developing outpatient medical facilities throughout the U.S. Company owns seven properties totaling 516,000 square feet in Memphis. Clients include Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation and numerous physician practices in the Mid-South.

JEFF MORRIS President, Morris Auction Group and Morris Realty Group in Memphis; Luxury Estates Auction Group in Destin, Florida. Graduated from UT Martin and Worldwide College of Auctioneering. Supports many nonprofit organizations by providing live and silent auction services at fundraisers throughout the year. CAI and AARE certified.Tennessee Auctioneer Commission. Member, Tennessee Auctioneer Commission, Memphis Area Association of Realtors (MAAR), the National Auctioneers Association, and the Tennessee, Mississippi, and Arkansas Auctioneer Associations. Elected president of NALLOA (National Auctioneer License Law Officials of America) in 2014.

MICHAEL A. LIGHTMAN Owner, Michael Lightman Realty Co., a regional leader in commercial property brokerage and land investment. Developed Shelby Business Park, a 500,000-square-foot, highend industrial park, Germantown’s Exeter Village, Centennial Place, the 230,00-squarefoot South Lake Centre in Southaven, and multiscreen movie theater complexes for Malco Theatres. Recently expanded into the Nashville area. Recently completed work on Memphis’ Fieldstone Apartments, as well as the Centennial Gardens Apartments. Inducted into the Commercial Hall of Fame, Memphis Area Association of Realtors. ROBERT “BOB” LOEB President, Loeb Properties, Inc. B.S. and M.B.A., Southern Methodist University. Portfolio of more than 2 million square feet of office, multifamily, and industrial space, including more than 100 retail properties in Memphis noted for their architectural designs. Current projects in Memphis include the redevelopment of Overton Square Theatre District, Broad Avenue Arts District, and University District revitalization. Trustee, Memphis University School and Memphis College of Art. Director, Playhouse on the Square and Neighborhood Preservation, Inc. Member, Overton Park Conservatory Board. 46 |

JOSH POAG President and CEO, Poag Shopping Centers. BSE in Chemical Engineering from Princeton University. Commercial Real Estate services include management, leasing, development, and acquisition of lifestyle centers. Notable clients include Tanger Outlets Southaven, Highland Row, Carriage Crossing, and Graceland. ISCSC and ULI certified. Chairman, Community LIFT. Former Chairman, River City Capital. Lives with wife, Amy, and three daughters, Celia, Charlotte, and Alexandra. GARY PROSTERMAN President and chief executive officer, Development Services Group, Inc. B.S., University of TennesseeKnoxville; Georgetown (Comparative Economics Systems). Founder, Symbion in 1998. Projects include redevelopment of historic federal courthouse in Tampa into Le Meridien Hotel. Current projects include adaptive reuse of major office buildings into hotels in downtown Houston and downtown Atlanta. Board Member, Hapten Sciences, Inc., University of Tennessee College of Consumer Services, and Housing Foundation of West Tennessee.

FRANK QUINN Managing director, CBRE. B.B.A., University of Mississippi. More than 30 years of successful commercial real estate brokerage experience. Market leader of the CBRE operations in Memphis and Jackson, Mississippi, overseeing leasing, sales, and management efforts for industrial, office, and retail brokerage. Member of the New Memphis Institute, Greater Memphis Chamber, and the Chamber’s Chairman’s Circle. Serves on the University of Mississippi Real Estate Advisory Board. EDWARD “EDDIE” SAIG President, NAI Saig Company, a full-service industrial, retail, and office brokerage firm. Has business degree from University of Arkansas. Earned Pinnacle Award as the Highest Producing Commercial Real Estate Broker. Recently received the NAI Gold Club Award. Served as president of Memphis Chapter of Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR). Has SIOR and Counselor of Real Estate (CRE) designations. Member, Lambda Alpha National Real Estate Chapter. CHARLES H. SEVIER Chief manager and partner, Crump Commercial, LLC/CORFAC International. B.S. from Christian Brothers University; M.S. and M.B.A., University of Memphis. Company has won six annual top industrial transaction awards from CORFAC International. Clients and projects have included Durham School Bus Services and Shearer Supply. Former president of Society of Industrial and Office Realtors Memphis Chapter, former president of CCIM Memphis Chapter, and 2011 president of CORFAC International. JOSEPH L. STEFFNER Senior vice president, Regional Managing Director, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank. Recipient, MAAR Pinnacle Award — 2015 Commercial Broker of the Year, 2013 Land Sales Broker of the Year, 2006 Office Sales Broker of the Year. Past president, Children’s Museum of Memphis, Carnival Memphis, MAAR, SIOR Memphis Chapter. B.A., University of Tennessee; M.S., Real Estate Development; and M.B.A., University of Memphis.

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Construction

“If you build it, they will come.” With that declaration, the construction industry could be said to operate. But a lot of meaning is in the simple statement. To “build it” is no mean feat. It takes the minds and muscles of professionals, skilled laborers, farsighted foremen, and multitasking managers. The structure exists on paper, but pragmatic hands are required to turn wishful thinking into a realized vision. In the Architecture category, we quoted Le Corbusier: “Architecture is the learned game … of forms assembled in the light.” So, who do you think does all that assembling? A construction site is one sure sign of economic progress. Whenever cranes dominate the urban or suburban skyline, you can almost hear the economic engine revving. A designer dreamt the city up. The POWER PLAYERS in construction put it on the map. JACK BEARDEN Vice President, Belz Construction LLC. Firm offers design, design-build, and general contracting services. Focuses on healthcare, industrial, office, retail, government, and education construction. Clients include Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, St. Jude, Nike, Saint Francis Healthcare, and Campbell Clinic. LEED Accredited Professional. Member, Associated General Contractors, American Society of Healthcare Engineering, U.S. Green Building Council, and Memphis & Shelby Co. Building Code Board.

H. MONTGOMERY MARTIN Founder & CEO, Montgomery Martin Contractors. B.S., Auburn. Firm specializes in retail, office, healthcare, multi-family, hospitality, urban redevelopment, and institutional. Clients include Shelby Farms Park, Rael Development, Highwoods Properties, Henry Turley Company, AutoZone Park, Kroger, CBU, Regional One Health, and Dixon Gallery and Gardens. Board Member, WKNO and Independent Presbyterian. Member, Kiwanis International, Urban Land Institute, and Memphis Chamber’s Chairman’s Circle.

FRED GRINDER President and CFO, Grinder, Taber and Grinder. Firm offers general contracting, design/build, construction management, and LEEDcertified projects. Projects include The Crosstown Project, Rhodes College, Christian Brothers University, Wolf River Medical, Enoble Building, LYFE Kitchen, Hutchinson School, and KPMG. Other clients include Second Presbyterian, Presbyterian Day School, and FedEx. Recipient, AIA Awards for Excellence for MIFA and Christ Community Medical Center. Member, Associated Builders and Contractors.

CHRIS MCDERMOTT Owner, Grinder Haizlip Construction. BSCE, Oklahoma. More than 30 years’ experience in the field. Firm specializes in commercial, industrial, and residential construction. Projects and clients include Wright Medical HQ, Grizzlies Sportsplex, Mellow Mushroom, Gossett Porsche/VW/Audi, Trinity Ridge Business Park, OrthoMemphis, Valero, FedEx, Cargill. Board Member, Ronald McDonald House. Recipient, District 6800 Rotarian of the Year. Professional engineer, LEED professional, and Leadership Memphis ‘03.

RUSTY LINKOUS President, Linkous Construction Company, Inc. Firm specializes in general contracting, construction management, and consulting. Recently completed projects include Malco Theatres, Michael Lightman Realty, CBHS, Briarcrest Christian School, Lausanne Collegiate School, MCR Safety, Poplar Healthcare, FedEx, Highland Church of Christ, and Financial Federal. Recipient, Platinum Safety Training and Evaluation Process Award and multiple Excellence in Construction Awards, Associated Builders and Contractors.

CLYDE L. PATTON JR. President, Patton & Taylor Construction Company. Firm offers services in general construction, construction management, and value engineering. Projects include Harbor Town Landing, The Carrington at Schilling Farms, Civic Center Apartments, 88 Union Center, Centennial Garden Apartments Phases 2, 3, & 4, Fieldstone Apartments Phases 2-6, Memphis Cotton Exchange, and Taylor Bend Apartments in Oxford, MS. Named Builder of the Year, MAHBA. Member, Memphis Area Association of Realtors, Lambda Alpha International, and Associated Builders and Contractors.

JOE T. SAVAGE Owner and CEO of Metro Construction, a commercial General Contractor founded in 1981 that offers pre-construction, project management and design-build services and specializes in Commercial Renovation & New Construction of Cold Chain, Education, Historic, Hotel & Condo, Industrial, Office, Religious, Restaurant, & Retail projects. Recent projects include: Memphis RISE High School, Graceland West Retail, Oxford Toyota, Frida’s Restaurante Mexicano, Green Mountain Technology, Chickasaw Country Club, Junior League of Memphis. ALLEN WAGNER President, Wagner General Contractors, Inc. Holds a B.B.A. from Harding University. Wagner General, a commercial general contractor licensed in Tennessee, Mississippi, and Arkansas, is Diamond Level certified in the ABC Safety Training and Evaluation Process, and it is the culmination of a dream to have a company where employees and clients are treated with respect and always dealt with honestly. TIM WEATHERFORD Vice President and Area Manager, Flintco, LLC. Flintco specializes in construction management projects for healthcare, education, hospitality, research, and corporate clients. Recent clients include St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, FedEx, ServiceMaster, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation, Collierville Schools and Regional One Health. Received Excellence in Construction Awards for Guest House at Graceland, West Cancer Center, and St. Jude KRCC. Member, Associated Builders and Contractors and Memphis Chamber Chairman’s Circle. CHRIS L. WOODS President, Chris Woods Construction Co., Inc. Founded in 1985, the firm services include general contracting and construction management. Clients and projects have included FedEx, Memphis Shelby County Airport Authority, Bayer Crop Science, Main Event Entertainment, Olympus Corporation of the Americas, TAG Truck Center, Gill Properties, Tennessee Air National Guard, Memphis Land Bank, Lakeland School System, MGM Resorts International, ExxonMobil Pipeline Company, Baptist Memorial Healthcare Corporation, Indmar Marine, Brim’s Snack Foods, Brixmor Properties, and Enterprise Rent-A-Car. Recipient, multiple Excellence in Construction Awards, Associated Builders and Contractors. Member, Associated Builders and Contractors, Associated General Contractors of America, American Institute of Architects, and the U.S. Green Building Council.

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J. AUSTIN BAKER III President, HRO Partners, a human resources consulting and outsourcing firm representing private sector and public sector municipal and governmental entities with more than 45,000 employees and retirees. Top 40 under 40, Leadership Memphis, and Nexus Graduate Entrepreneur of the Year (2010) from University of Memphis Fogelman College of Business & Economics. Co-founder, J. Austin Baker III Memphis Institute for Leadership Education Program. Board member, FCBE Alumni Chapter & Economic Club. Coowner, Owen Brennan’s restaurant. ED BARNETT Founder and President, The Barnett Group. Member, American Association of Life Underwriters. Lifetime Member, Million Dollar Roundtable, and recipient of the Top of the Table Award. Received Order of Excalibur, AXA Advisors. Named to AXA Advisors Hall of Fame. Recipient, 2013 Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare Living Award for Inspiration in Faith and Health. Former Board Member, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare Foundation, and the MS Society.

TODD DYSON President, Clay and Land Insurance, Inc., founded in 1968. Started with company in 1989. Specializes in Employee Benefits consulting and administration. Serves on multiple Broker advisory boards and committees and is a multi-year Leaders Club qualifier. Member, National Association of Health Underwriters and National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, Colonial Country Club. Board Member, Memphis Golf Association.

Board Member, Life Insurance Foundation for Education. Life and qualifying member, MDRT, Court of the Table since 2005. 2013 Robert E. Musto Tennessee Insurance Hall of Fame, MTSU. KAREN W. BUCKNER Partner and Office Leader in Memphis, Mercer. B.A., Mathematics, Vanderbilt University. Company is a human resources consulting firm and subsidiary of Marsh and McLennan Companies. Consulting actuary for large retirement plans. Member, Society of Actuaries and American Academy of Actuaries. Enrolled actuary for DOL and IRS. Mercer recognized by Memphis Business Journal as largest employee benefits firm in Memphis. Leadership Memphis Executive Class of 2013.

TIMOTHY J. FINNELL President and Founder, Group Benefits LLC. B.B.A., University of Memphis. Firm provides strategic planning for companies seeking employee benefits solutions. Frequent speaker on healthcare and benefits. Has been interviewed by The Wall Street Journal and CNNMoney. Executive of the Year Finalist, Memphis Business Journal; 2015 and 2016 Pacesetters Award Honoree, Memphis Business Journal. Certified Healthcare Reform Specialist and Chartered Financial Consultant. Member, Memphis Health Underwriters Association and American Society of Financial Service Professionals. MARK FORRESTER CEO, Regions Insurance of Tennessee. B.B.A., Insurance and Risk Management, University of Memphis. Responsible for company operations in Memphis and Nashville with focus on property, casualty, employee benefits, executive life, HR, and risk management consulting. Senior Vice President, Regions Insurance Group. Former President, Insurors of Memphis and Greater Memphis Insurance Council. Former State Director, Insurors of Tennessee. National Advisory Board Member, AIG and Zurich Insurance.

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JAMES “JAY” F. KEEGAN JR. Chairman and founder of Bodock, Inc.; President and CEO, Adams Keegan; Founder and CEO, Staff Line; Co-Founder, The James Group. Member, Young Presidents’ Organization, Chairman’s Circle of Greater Memphis Chamber, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital’s Memphis Club. Leadership Memphis and New Memphis Institute alumnus. Past Chairman and Director, EmergeMemphis. Former Director, Navy League of Memphis. DAVID KLEVAN Principal, Corporate Benefits Management Group. Board Member, Pink Ribbon Open golf tournament. Past Chairman, Germantown Area Chamber of Commerce, Planning Commission. Vice Chair, Shelby County Chamber Alliance. Recipient, Sam Walton Small Business Award 1999; Home Town Hero award, City of Germantown, 2000. Company named 2008 “Small Business of the Year,” Germantown Area Chamber of Commerce. Advisory Board, Baptist Rehabilitation Hospital. Former Alderman, City of Germantown. MICHAEL S. MCMANUS Senior Partner and Founder, McManus Reilly Financial. B.A., Economics, University of Tennessee. Company provides financial strategy services including employee and executive benefits and retirement planning. Chartered Life Underwriter. Member, Society

of Financial Professionals. Life Member, Million Dollar Round Table. Member, Estate Planning Council of Memphis and Economic Club of Memphis. Board Member, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis. Advisory Board Member, Rotary Club of East Memphis. WM. ASHLEY PACE Producer Partner, Lockton Companies. Graduate, University of Tennessee. Excels in effective benefit plan design, risk management strategy, compensation, and retirement strategies to position organizations to reduce insurance costs and increase productivity. Recipient, Presidents Club Award. Member, International Foundation of Employee Benefits, National Business Group on Health, and Society of Human Resource Managers. Mentor in NEXUS Leadership Program and Board Member of the American Heart Association. FRED SCHAEFFER, JR. Financial Services Executive, SFP Benefits. Bachelor’s, Business Administration, University of Mississippi. Has 25 years of experience in the industry and extends to a 3rd generation after joining his father and grandfather in the business. Practice focuses on group benefits and individual planning throughout the Mid-South. Lifetime Master’s Conference Qualifer, Hall of Fame 2011. Lifetime Member of Million Dollar Round Table. Board of Trustees, Hutchison School and Memphis University School. Deacon, Second Presbyterian Church. CHARLES SIMS JR. President and CEO, the Sims Financial Group, Inc. Certified Financial Planner, Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow, and Certified Mutual Funds Manager. Member, National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors. Life and Qualifying Member, Million Dollar Round Table. First AfricanAmerican member of John Hancock’s Hall of Fame. Life and Founding Member, Crescent Club of Memphis. Board Member, First American Bank and WKNO. STUART ZALOWITZ Senior Vice President, Employee Benefits Division, Regions Insurance, Inc. Bachelor of Science, University of Oklahoma. NAHU Certified Healthcare Reform Consultant. Estate Planner, National Association of Health Underwriters Golden Eagle Award Winner. Member, National Associations of Estate Planners and National Association of Health Underwriters. Certified Long-Term Care Specialist.

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The Society of Entrepreneurs

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editors note: When you talk about Power Players in this town, you have to take into account the ones who take the biggest chances, the kinds of risks that can produce great rewards. The membership of The Society of Entrepreneurs is a roster of some of the savviest businesspeople in town, visionaries who had the passion to carry out their plans and who continue to shape the character of Memphis. This excerpt from the upcoming book about the society — There’s Something in the Water — shows just how the entrepreneurial spirit has been producing Power Players in Memphis for nearly two centuries.

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There is something in the water. There is something about the water. For centuries, humans have been drawn to the water’s edge for sustenance and play. We’ve taken to the seas to map out trade routes and conquer distant lands. We’ve prayed to gods for it to fall from the sky and drilled into the earth when it didn’t. In 1819, four men — John Overton, John McLemore, Andrew Jackson, and James Winchester — purchased land along the Fourth Chickasaw Bluff overlooking the Mississippi River. It seemed a promising location. That strategic point was defensible from intruders, and the waterway itself was a perfect transportation artery for moving goods north and south. Memphis was born atop that bluff, around a core of 5,000 acres. The owners “wasted little time in organizing their property,” writes G. Wayne Dowdy in A Brief History of Memphis. “Dividing the bluff into lots, the proprietors hoped to increase the area’s population through land sales, a stable government, and expanded trade.” Entrepreneurship thus reigned in Memphis from the start, as the outpost atop the Fourth Chickasaw Bluff would grow ever larger to become a global nexus for trade and agriculture and culture over the next two centuries.

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arly Memphis industries included hardwood lumber, cotton, hardware, food and beverage suppliers, and of course, real estate. A handful of the companies founded in those pioneer days continue to have a presence in the city today. Federal Compress & Warehouse Company was founded in 1887, for example, while D. Canale Beverages opened for business in 1866. The city’s oldest-surviving business is probably Orgill Brothers, founded in 1847, by Joseph Orgill and partner R.T. Lamb, selling hardware goods to those adventurers using Memphis as a jumping-off point for those hoping to make their fortunes in the West. Today, Orgill, Inc. specializes in the distribution of hardware items and the provision of retail hardware marketing services worldwide, while Joseph Orgill III, a great-greatgrandson of the original Joe Orgill, sits on the company’s current board of directors. He was inducted into The Society of Entrepreneurs in 1998. In the past century, dozens of world-class entrepreneurs have built legendary companies here in Memphis. Certainly Kemmons Wilson would be near the top of any list. He came up with the idea of a nationwide, family-friendly chain of hotels, nam-

ing each one a “Holiday Inn,” after a popular Bing Crosby movie of the same name. Launched in 1952, the concept swept the nation and, eventually, the world, and the Wilson name has remained synonymous with hospitality ever since. Today, Kemmons Wilson’s sons Spence and Robert Wilson head up Kemmons Wilson Companies, still a major real estate and investment force in the city. The two sons were inducted into The Society of Entrepreneurs in 1996 and 2001, respectively. Clarence Saunders also needs to be near the top of any list of Memphis entrepreneurs. After all, just about every historian agrees that he invented the supermarket. In

1916 Saunders opened his first “Self-Serving Store” near the corner of Jefferson and Main downtown. By 1921 he had 615 Piggly Wiggly stores in 40 states, with combined sales of $60 million. No wonder he was posthumously inducted into The Society of Entrepreneurs when the group was founded in 1989. Saunders would go bankrupt during the early 1920s, but not before he planned and built his now-famous 36,500-square-foot home on what was then the eastern edge of the city. It had eight bedrooms (each with a private bathroom), a shooting gallery, bowling alley, ballroom, and pipe organ. The façade was made of pink Georgia marble and thus did “Cla-Le-Clare” (named after his children) become the Pink Palace to any and all Memphians who glimpsed it. Ironically, Saunders never did live on the estate; the Pink Palace fell into the hands of creditors and was later donated to the City of Memphis, becoming the civic museum it is to this day.

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For the first meetings, the attendees all could fit around a smallish boardroom table. The sole woman present at the time, Ellen Rolfes, recalls that sack lunches were the cuisine of the day, and that laughter filled the room as inside jokes were traded. “We always began by making random, free-flowing conversation about the trials of mixing business and creative energies,” she says.

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phis. There’s just so many of them and they’ve been so instrumental in building the city,” he recalls today. He recognized that Memphis was home to a special group of entrepreneurs, leaders who could not only recognize problems, but would consider them opportunities, having the drive and the ability to find solutions. Uhlhorn was eager to honor these men and women. He wanted to share with the public just what it was that made this spirit, and this city, great. His first idea was to put together an exhibition on entrepreneurism at the Pink Palace Museum (where he sat on the board) but, as entrepreneurs generally do, he began to think bigger, and of something longer lasting. Uhlhorn’s idea was to create a membership organization that would reach back to the city’s beginning and recognize the spirit of the Overtons, the Winchesters, the Orgills, and yes, the Wilsons. It would be an organization that would induct members regularly, and celebrate those who were changing the contemporary face of Memphis and the world. These were the first imaginings of The Society of Entrepreneurs. “We’ve always thought of ourselves as being a free market country, and entrepreneurs are the backbone of the free enterprise system,” Uhlhorn explains. “So I went and talked with Doug Noble, who was the director of the Pink Palace in those days, about how we could pull together a couple of things at once: we could celebrate free enterprise, and we could recognize the role entrepreneurs have played over Memphis history.” Uhlhorn didn’t begin with the obvious, the rock stars then on the scene, the Kemmons Wilsons and Fred Smiths (though both would soon be admitted to the Society). Rather, he says, “I just got a few people together that I had been close to, and we started talking about how we could go about doing this.” One of those friends was Don Hutson, chairman and CEO of U.S. Learning LLC.

“Only in America” is how Hutson describes the entrepreneurial spirit that Uhlhorn was so fascinated by and attempting to celebrate. “The big picture over the period of the last century is that the boats just keep on rising,” Hutson says, in describing the city’s economy and the pivotal role entrepreneurs have played in steering that particular ship. “And every single one of us are better because of it.” The group’s first meetings were held at the Pink Palace, in what once had been the mansion’s indoor swimming pool, an unused amenity long filled in and floored over. Marvin Bruce was there, as was Sam Hollis, John McQuiston, Art Seessel, Henry Turley, John Malmo, L.R. Jalanek, Mike Starnes, Huey Holden, and Mickey Laukhuff. “We all bought in early and then we all worked at it and figured out a way to put some energy behind it, so it would all come together,” Hutson recalls.

hlhorn himself was away a lot, traveling the world with his wife, having sold his security business in 1988. By 1999, Pearson Crutcher had come in as executive director, and that’s when things began to coalesce. “I wanted it to have a reason for existing, and the group to be doing something more than just an exhibit at the Pink Palace,” she says today. “I wanted members to go out and help, and work with people who already had their own businesses, to mentor and help grow those businesses.” The vision was already in place, notes Crutcher, but the group needed someone whose singular focus could enhance the work already being done with Junior Achievement and the University of Memphis. Monthly roundtable meetings with up-and-coming entrepreneurs and seasoned professionals would become a mainstay of the group. “At the first roundtable meetings, there were maybe ten people,” she recalls. “Now there’s an average of 40 at each one.” In addition to mentoring, another by-product of a renewed focus was the awareness the Society brought to entrepreneurs who were just beginning to find their way, as well as those who were always there, athough out of the spotlight. “There’s got to be an awareness,” Don Hutson observes. “That was a fun part of the process because a couple of de-

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cades ago, there was a lot of “quiet money” in Memphis, people who were making a lot of money but weren’t high visibility for one reason or another.” “Well, we looked under rocks and everywhere else,” he adds with a laugh, “and we located all those people. They’re people who were instrumental in building tremendous businesses. We got them to the surface and voted a lot of them in, and they were honored and are still dedicated members.” “I think it’s absolutely wonderful,” Uhlhorn says today of the growth and focus that the Society has experienced over the years since he had his bright idea for a museum exhibit. “I’m very proud of Pearson and the job that she’s done, and I still enjoy meeting these young entrepreneurs who are just starting their companies. I just think it’s a wonderful way to encourage them and have them meet each other.” From the roundtables grew The Insight Group, established as a way for older and younger entrepreneurs to mentor each other, often one on one. Crutcher says it’s the program she’s most proud of, and it’s something Uhlhorn has found especially invigorating. “I can’t tell you how much I enjoy being involved

with these young people and hearing their stories,” he says. “I think even the old people like us learn from these young entrepreneurs, what they’re facing and how they’re able to deal with it and cope with it all.” The annual Society dinners, for which Hutson is the perennial emcee, have always been in place, though in the beginning they were held at the Pink Palace. Today, they are held, fittingly, at the Holiday Inn University, site of the Kemmons Wilson School of Hospitality and Resort Management, one of the country’s finest colleges in that field. Before the event, the membership committee selects inductees, and the black tie gala is held in their honor, to fete those new members, to network, and to celebrate the enduring spirit of entrepreneurship. Despite the billions of dollars that the men and women of The Society of Entrepreneurs have generated in this city for their employees, for their families, and for a host of local charities, Walker Uhlhorn still downplays the significance of his visionary idea. “These were just people I knew,” he says, “and we truly believed that this spirit that came from this group of people could help Memphis keep going forward.”   •

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RICHARD C. BURSI President and CEO, OGCB, Inc. Mechanical and Electrical Consulting Engineers. B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Memphis. Member, Tennessee Architectural and Engineering Board of Examiners. TSPE Outstanding Engineer of the Year, 2016. Herff College of Engineering Outstanding Alumnus, 2004. Past President of Memphis Chapter, American Council of Engineering Companies of Tennessee. Member, Executive Board, Memphis Italian Festival. Projects include Crosstown Concourse, Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, FedExForum, Rhodes College Barret Library, and Sewanee McClurg Dining Hall. JAMES F. COLLINS Principal, Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc. B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Memphis. Projects include Environmental Impact Statement for a new multimodal bridge over the Mississippi River in Memphis, design of Elvis Presley Boulevard improvements, industrial warehouses, I-240/Airways interchange, Memphis/Shelby County traffic signal coordination, and redesign of Saddle Creek South. 2010 ACEC Featured Engineer. PHILLIP G. COOP Chairman and Co-Founder, EnSafe, Inc. A.B. degree, Harvard University. CoFounded EnSafe in 1980. With offices throughout the U.S., the company provides environmental consulting and engineering, industry safety and hygiene consulting, and geographic information services. Member, White House Advisory Panel on Sustainability. Charter Member, Hazardous Materials Control Institute. Recipient, Herff Honor Award for Distinguished Service in Engineering. Elected into the Society of Entrepreneurs in 2011.

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MICHAEL POHLMAN President/CEO, Pickering Firm, Inc. B.S., Christian Brothers. Firm specializes in professional engineering and architecture, civil engineering and planning, surveying, transportation design, and natural resources. Past Director, Western Region, Tennessee Economic Development Council. Member, Greater Memphis Chamber’s Chairman Circle. Past President, American Council of Engineering Companies. Advisory Board, U of M and CBU Schools of Engineering. Winner, 2012 Inside Memphis Business CEO of the Year Awards. 2014 CBU Alumni of the Year. NISHA POWERS President, Powers Hill Design, LLC. B.S., Civil Engineering, UT-Knoxville. Founded the firm in 2005. Appointed by Governor Bill Haslam to the Tennessee Aeronautics Commission. Women’s Foundation Board and Co-Chair of Grants Committee, Visible Music College Advisory Board. Projects include Main Street to Main Street Multimodal Connector, Overton Square Garage Detention Basin, and recently selected to design the Zoo Parking Expansion. Recognitions include MBJ’s “Super Woman in Business” and “Top 40 Under 40” of the Ruby R. Wharton Outstanding Community Service Award. Passionate about encouraging young girls to consider engineering as a career. Most cherished title – “Proud Mom of 3-year old Lucas.” HARRY PRATT President - CEO, Allen & Hoshall. B.S., Civil Engineering, Christian Brothers University. M.S., Civil Engineering, The University of Memphis. M.B.A., the University of Memphis. Registered Professional Engineer in six states. Past Member of Dean of Engineering Advisory Board, CBU. Past Member Civil

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JAMES H. TOLES Principal, Toles & Associates, Inc. Established company in 1987. B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Memphis. Former Structural Technician and Structural Design Engineer, Pickering. Former Project Manager and Administrator, MLGW. Former Project Manager, FedEx. Registered Professional Engineer in many states. Member, Consulting Engineers of Tennessee, Society of American Military Engineers, and Memphis and Shelby County Land Use Control Board. CHRIS TRIPLETT Manager, Memphis Office, and Vice President, Barge, Waggoner, Sumner, and Cannon. B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Memphis. Project Management Professional, Professional Engineer, and Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control. Recipient, 2011 Dan B. Barge Jr. Award. Leadership Memphis 2015 class. Member, Bartlett Design Review Committee, Memphis Kiwanis Club. Projects include Shelby County Resiliency Competition, and more. MATTHEW D. WOLFE President, ETI Corporation. B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Mississippi. Has been with company for over 20 years and president since 2012. Involved in detailed design of civil engineering and land development projects, including roadways, hydrology, and industrial and commercial site development. Projects include work for City of Memphis, State of Tennessee, and multiple municipal airports. Member, American Society of Civil Engineers and Society of American Military Engineers. Registered Professional Engineer. J. WESLEY WOOLDRIDGE Civil Department Manager, Renaissance Group, Inc. B.S., Mississippi State. Professional Civil Engineer. Certified Arborist. Specializes in site planning and engineering, as well as state and municipal permit compliance. Clients include Shelby County Schools, Collierville School System, FedEx, MPD, and Vita Property Management Group. Involved in multi-family, hotels, assisted living, and small-lot infill urban development. Current work includes Collierville High School construction administration, commercial development, municipal utility design and hotel/hospitality development..

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Financial Planning

Money ain’t easy. It can be hard enough to obtain, so when it comes to growing your dollars, choosing the right fi nancial planner is critical. A good fi nancial planner moves easily between devising long-term comprehensive fi nancial plans and tackling very specific goals such as buying a home or investing an inheritance. He or she has a command of sound investments and is prepared to assess the risks and possible outcomes of a variety of plans. In addition to bringing strong credentials to the table, the planner must also possess a more personal trait — the gift of making clients feel comfortable and confident in their decisions. The POWER PLAYERS listed here have built solid reputations in their field. Several have been recognized as Five Star Wealth Managers by Memphis magazine. CHARLIE AUERBACH President and Co-Founder, Wealth Strategies Group, Named Top 50 Independent Financial Advisor, Business Week. Certified Financial Planner, Chartered Financial Consultant, Chartered Life Underwriter, Enrolled Agent, and Accredited Tax Advisor. Former President, Mid-South Chapter of Financial Planning Association and Temple Israel Brotherhood. Member, Better Business Bureau Board and LPL Financial Retirement Partners Group. Recognized as an ERISA 3(38) Investment. RAY BRANDON CEO, Brandon Financial Planning. Bachelor’s, Economics and Finance, Vanderbilt University; M.B.A., University of Texas. Certified Financial Planner, Chartered Financial Analyst, Chartered Life Underwriter, and Chartered Financial Consultant. Third-generation financial planner. Writes weekly column in Memphis Daily News. Listed in Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in Finance and Industry. Member, CFA Institute. Sergeant at Arms, Downtown Rotary Club. CHIRAG CHAUHAN Partner and Director of Financial Services, The Barnett Financial Group. Certified Financial Planner. Dispute Resolution Arbitrator, FINRA. Accredited Investment Fiduciary. Certified Healthcare Reform Specialist. Million Dollar Round Table, lifetime member. Advisory Council, Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown. Board of Directors, The Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis Hickory Hill, Memphis Development Foundation, and Leadership Memphis. Recipient, 2011 to 2016 Centurion Producer Award, AXA Advisors.

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ROBERT CREMERIUS Principal, Cremerius Wealth Management. B.S., Accounting, Christian Brothers University. Certified Public Accountant. Personal Financial Specialist, a financial planning specialty credential issued by American Institute of CPAs. Member, Memphis Estate Planning Council, Economic Club of Memphis, Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants. Supporter, Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Food for the Poor. MICHAEL DEUTSCH Managing Director, United Capital Memphis, Nashville offices. B.A. and M.B.A., Christian Brothers University; M.A., St. John’s College. Certified Financial Planner and Certified Divorce Financial Analyst. Has 20 years of experience working in wealth management, including client care, information systems, business development, and management. Board Chairman – Memphis Inner-City Rugby, 2017. Partner, agapenorth.com BRIAN DOUGLAS Experienced Memphis Certified Financial Planning Practitioner with Guidingpoint Financial Group. Works with those approaching and in retirement to implement retirement income strategies and intergenerational planning practices. The only Accredited Domestic Partnership Advisor (ADPA) in the Mid-South, working with non-traditional families, single parents, and LGBTQ individuals and couples to better understand and manage their complex financial planning concerns and needs.

KATHLEEN FISH President and Founder, Fish and Associates Financial Services. M.B.A., University of Memphis. Certified Financial Planner, Chartered Life Underwriter, and Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor. Member, Financial Planning Association and Society of Entrepreneurs. Founding Partner, Fusion Advisor Network. Board Member, Playhouse on the Square, Playback Memphis, and Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change at University of Memphis. Past Board Chairman, Playhouse on the Square. Ambassador, Baptist College of Health Sciences. Member, Insights Group of Society of Entrepreneurs. JIM S. FORBIS President, CFH Financial Services, Inc. Chartered Life Underwriter, Chartered Financial Consultant, Certified Senior Advisor, and Accredited Investment Fiduciary Studies. Life and Qualifying Member, Million Dollar Round Table. Member, Top of the Table, Forum 400, and Pinnacle Study Group. Received Volunteer of the Year Award in 1990 for founding Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Mid-South and has served as a national board member and officer of Make-A-Wish Foundation of America. SAMUEL N. GRAHAM CEO and Co-Founder, Diversified Trust Company. B.S., University of TennesseeKnoxville; M.B.A., University of Memphis; ABA Graduate Trust School, Northwestern University, and Cannon Financial Institute Trust School. Certified Trust and Financial Advisor. Past President, Memphis Estate Planning Council. Master’s alumnus, New Memphis Institute. Board Chair, Memphis University School. Board Member, Teach For America Memphis region. Trustee, Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis. HAMPTON A. HOLCOMB Financial Advisor/Investment Specialist, Memphis Office, Strategic Financial Partners. D.D.S., University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Company specializes in high net worth individuals and business transition planning. Metlife Securities Masters Level Achievement for eight years. Founding Elder, Fellowship Church. Supporter of Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. Board Member, Agape, Hope Christian Community Foundation, Downline, Young Life Memphis Urban, and Northrise University in Zambia, Africa. JIM ISAACS President and Chief Executive Officer, Legacy Wealth Management. Certified Financial Planner professional. Bachelor of Arts, Ithaca College; Master of Business Administration, Finance, Seton Hall University. Member of CBU Board of

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Trustees, Vistage International, and Economic Club of Memphis. Five Star Wealth Manager, 2009-2015, Memphis magazine. MARTY KELMAN Chairman and Co-Founder, KelmanLazarov Inc. Certified Financial Planner. B.A., University of Virginia; M.Ed. (counseling). and M.B.A. (finance), University of Memphis. Former President, Memphis Chapter for the International Association of Financial Planning. Trustee, National Board of Facing History and Ourselves and Past President, Memphis Chapter. Member of Holocaust Memorial Committee of Memphis Jewish Federation; Fund Development Chair and Member of the Executive Committee for the Jewish Foundation of Memphis; Trustee and Former President, Lausanne Collegiate School. KAREN M. KRUSE President, Advisory Services at FTB Advisors, Inc. and SVP at First Tennessee Bank, 25 years in financial planning, investment and trust services industry, B.A. and M.B.A., University of Memphis. Team works with clients on goals-based financial planning & investing. Certified Financial Planner, Accredited Investment Fiduciary and Certified Retirement Counselor. Member FTB Advisors Investment Committee and First Horizon Pension and Investment Retirement Committee; alumna New Memphis Institute; Trustee, Gestalt Community Schools; Mentor through Streets Ministries. JOHN N. LAUGHLIN Principal, Senior Vice President, and Advisor, Summit Asset Management LLC. B.A., Economics, Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude, and M.B.A. in Finance with honors, Vanderbilt. Certified Financial Planner professional. Chairman, firm’s Financial Advisory Committee. Board Member, Hope Christian Community Foundation of Memphis and Memphis Opportunity Scholarship Trust (MOST). Investment Committee, Second Presbyterian Church Foundation and Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association (MIFA) endowment. Member, Professional Advisory Group, Jewish Foundation of Memphis and Philanthropy Advisory Council, BRIDGES. Elder, Second Presbyterian Church. CHARLES R. (MACK) MCKINNEY Managing Principal and Financial Advisor, Waddell & Reed, Inc. B.B.A., Managerial Finance, University of Mississippi. Named to the 2011, 2013, and 2014 Waddell & Reed Circle of Champions, and 2012 Advisor Medalist Program. Awards based on sales management activities. Joined the firm in 2009 and promoted to current position in 2011. Enjoys golfing, hunting, playing lacrosse,

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and supporting local community organizations and initiatives. JIM E. MEEKS JR. Managing Partner, Northwestern Mutual of Memphis. Territory covers West Tennessee, Arkansas, North Mississippi, and Southern Missouri. Business specializes in investment strategies and products, life insurance, employee and executive benefit programs, education funding, estate analysis, and retirement analysis. The Northwestern Mutual Memphis office was established in 1965, and Meeks became managing partner in 2009. Has qualified for Million Dollar Round Table many times. JOHN PHILLIPS V Chief Investment Officer, Red Door Wealth Management. Educated at University of Virginia. Company provides personal, comprehensive asset management, and maintains strategic relationship with Cannon Wright Blount, PLLC. Named to “Top 40 Under 40,” Memphis Business Journal. Certified Financial Planner and Chartered Financial Anaylyst. Member, Thorn Society (MUS). Board Member, Presbyterian Day School Alumni Association, MPACT Memphis, Nexus Leadership, Memphis Athletic Ministries, and Osiris. DAVID PICKLER President and CEO, Pickler Wealth Advisors. Senior Partner, The Pickler Law Firm and Pickler Accounting Advisors, Collierville. Named in 2015 to the Financial Times 400 Top Financial Advisors list and cited twice by Barron’s as among the top advisors in the state of Tennessee. Recipient, Altruism Award, Registered Rep magazine, 2011. President, American Public Education Foundation. Past President, National School Boards Association. LAURENCE V. PLUMMER SR. Founder and CEO, Plummer Financial Services. Life Member, Million Dollar Round Table. Licensed, FINRA Series 6 and Series 23. Member, National Association of Life Underwriters and IAFP. Inducted into John Hancock Financial Network Hall of Fame, was first African American inducted into Life Membership in its President’s Cabinet, and in 2009 named No. 1 representative nationally. For more than a decade, recognized as leading platinum producer, John Hancock Financial.

JIM SHOEMAKER President, Shoemaker Financial. Certified Financial Planner, Chartered Life Underwriter, Chartered Financial Consultant, and Certified Fund Specialist. Registered Representative of Securian Financial Services. Member and former Chairman, Kingdom Advisors. Member, National Association of Family Wealth Counselors, Institute of Certified Financial Planners, and Society of Financial Service Professionals. Board Member, Premier Resource Group. Named Volunteer of the Year, GAMA International. CHARLES SIMS JR. President and CEO, the Sims Financial Group. Certified Financial Planner. Fellow of Life Underwriter Training Council and Certified Mutual Funds Manager. Member, National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors. Life and Qualifying Member, Million Dollar Round Table. First African-American member of John Hancock’s Hall of Fame. Life and Founding Member, Crescent Club of Memphis. Board Member, First American Bank and WKNO. DOUGLAS SMITH Managing Director and Founding Member, TD Capital Management, LLC. Chief Investment Officer. Certified Public Accountant and accredited by American Institute of Certified Public Accountants as a Personal Financial Specialist. Former adjunct professor of economics and business, Rhodes College, University of Memphis, and Christian Brothers University. Former Chair, Tennessee Society of CPAs, Personal Financial Planning Committee. ROBERT SMITHWICK III Managing Principal, Diversified Trust. Graduated cum laude, Washington and Lee University. Chair, firm’s Business Development Group, and member of its Investment Strategy Group. Member of Greater Memphis Chamber Chairman’s Circle. Chair, GreenSpace Committee. Former Member and past Chair, Board of Governors, Community Foundation of Greater Memphis. Former Member and past Chair, Board of Trustees, Memphis College of Art. Former Member, Board of Trustees, St. George’s Independent School. DAVID WADDELL CEO, Waddell & Associates. B.A., Economics, University of the South; M.B.A., Babson College. Certified Financial Planner. Contributor to The Wall Street Journal, CNBC, and Fox News. Named “Top 40 Under 40,” Small Business Awards Finalist, and Executive of the Year, Memphis Business Journal. Past Chairman, New Memphis Institute and RISE Foundation. Board Member, MIFA, and President’s Council, Memphis Symphony Orchestra. Founding President, MPACT Memphis.

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Higher Education

Memphis boasts an array of higher education institutions. You can pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in virtually all disciplines. You can go to a school and begin your learning adventure as you gradually decide what you want to achieve. You can work toward a strong liberal arts education, or set your sights on science or math. You can study to be an artist or musician, or enter the field of medicine or law. And those directing the institutions of higher learning in our city and region must bring the right attributes to the job and commit themselves to students’ success. Whether they run a small college or a sprawling university, the POWER PLAYERS in this category are masters of organization with keen intellects and an eye for what makes a campus conducive to learning. ROBIN COLWELL Campus Director, Memphis Campus, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide. B.S., English, Franciscan University of Steubenville; M.S., Management, Embry-Riddle. Board Member CSCMP Mid-South. Member Greater Memphis Chamber, Traffic Club of Memphis, JETs Memphis, Memphis World Trade Club, Memphis College Consortium, FedEx Services College Consortium, Memphis Talent Dividend. Named to 2012 “Top 40 Under 40,” Memphis Business Journal. DANIEL (JAY) EARHEART-BROWN President and Professor of Theology, Memphis Theological Seminary. Ph.D., Union Theological Seminary in Virginia; M.Div., Memphis Theological Seminary. Ordained Minister, Cumberland Presbyterian Church, and serves on denomination’s Theology and Social Concerns Committee and Unification Task Force. Visiting Accreditation Team Member, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and Association of Theological Schools. 2013 Executive Class, Leadership Memphis. DR. TRACY D. HALL President of Southwest Tennessee Community College. Earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of MissouriSt. Louis, master’s degree from Wichita State University, and a doctoral degree from the University of MissouriColumbia in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. Previously served as Vice President of Academic Affairs at St. Louis Community College-Forest Park. A member of the Higher Learning Commission Peer Review Corps., the American Association of Women in Community Colleges, the Missouri Community College Association, and the National Council of Instructional Administrators.

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LAURA HINE Interim President, Memphis College of Art. J.D., University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphrey’s School of Law. Previously held the position of vice president at the college. Has previous experience in fundraising and senior exeuctive roles at firms such as Arthur Andersen and Baker Donelson. As Deputy Director for the City of Memphis prior to her arrival at Memphis College of Art, helped to stabilize and restructure the Workforce Investment Network, a federally funded regional workforce development agency. DON W. JONES Assistant Vice President, Enrollment and Student Services, Belhaven University. B.S., Bethel University; Ed.S., Arkansas State University; M.B.A., University of Phoenix. Coauthor of two textbooks. Recipient, White House Volunteer Service Award, University of Phoenix Service Award, and Mississippi Emergency Service Medal. Member, Golden Key, Phi Delta Kappa, and Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Societies. Commander of the 210th MP Battalion for the Mississippi State Guard. Rotarian/Member, the Lion’s Club.

BETTY SUE MCGARVEY President, Baptist College of Health Sciences. Earned Ph.D. in Nursing from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Received the Distinguished Alumni Award from University of Tennessee Health Science Center School of Nursing, the University of Memphis Lowenberg School of Nursing, and Baptist College of Health Sciences. Memphis Rotary Club and Board Member, Leadership Memphis. ANDREA LEWIS MILLER President, Lemoyne-Owen College. M.S. and Ph.D. in Cell and Developmental Biology. Post Doctoral Fellowship from University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Over 20 years experience in higher education. Previously worked as chancellor for Capital Area Technical College and Baton Rouge Community College. Former Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs, Southwest Tennessee Community College. Assistant Dean, College of Human and Community Sciences at the University of Nevada, Reno. LEWIS REICH President, Southern College of Optometry. Graduate of University of California at Berkeley. Completed Residency in low vision rehabilitation at Pennsylvania College of Optometry. Secretary, Memphis Medical District Collaborative. Serves on board of directors for National Board of Examiners in Optometry. Chair, Academy’s Maintenance of Fellowship Committee. Fellow, American Academy of Optometry. Former chair, Optometry Admissions Test Committee; Chief Academic Officers; OptomCAS committee. Research funded by National Eye Institute and the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research. DAVID RUDD President, University of Memphis. Ph.D., Psychology, University of Texas-Austin, Administration, research and teaching spans almost three decades with previous stops in Texas and Utah. Led the University of Memphis to a record fundraising number of $38 million in his first year. Efforts at campus expansion and growth are well under way, with a total of almost $500M in public and private funds to be expended on campus and the neighboring university district over the next five years. Leading an effort to grow the university’s national footprint and research impact.

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STEVE J. SCHWAB Chancellor, University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). Internationally recognized physician and researcher in kidney disease. Led UTHSC to position as one of the region’s largest healthcare providers and the state’s largest healthcare educator with major campus and practice locations in Memphis, Knoxville, Chattanooga, and Nashville. Board Member, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, UT Medical Center (Knoxville), Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, and Saint Thomas Health System (Nashville). JOHN SMARRELLI JR. President, Christian Brothers University. Doctorate and master’s, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry. Has received awards for teaching, been published in scientific journals, obtained funding for research, and authored textbooks. Board Member, St. Mary’s University, Rotary Club of Memphis East, Catholic Charities, The Salvation Army, Memphis Talent Dividend, Teacher Effectiveness Initiative Advisory Board, Gulfsouth Conference, the Tennessee Independent Colleges and Universities Association, and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. KEN STEORTS President/Founder, Visible Music College. Ph.D., Integration of Religion and Society, Oxford Graduate School; M.M., Music Composition and B.F.A., Commercial Music-Recording & Engineering, University of Memphis; Founder of Grammy nominated rock band Skillet. President, Madison Line Records and Visible Community Music School. Dove Award nominee (songwriter). Billboard charting songs as artist and songwriter. Downtown Memphis Commission Vision Award, 2013; Thomas W. Briggs Community Service Award, 2016. Current Memphis rock band ‘the beep’. WILLIAM E. TROUTT President, Rhodes College. B.A., Union University; M.A., University of Louisville; Ph.D., Vanderbilt. Won Distinguished Alumnus Award from Vanderbilt’s Peabody College and named one of nation’s most effective college presidents by study funded by Exxon Foundation. Former Chairman, American Council on Education, National Commission on the Cost of Higher Education, and National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities. Trustee, Memphis University School.

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Hospitality

Where you stay when you visit a city can make all the difference in your sojourn — and determine whether or not you will ever come back. POWER PLAYERS in the hospitality industry understand the importance of quality lodging and conference accommodations in a tourist destination such as Memphis. From downtown to East Memphis and beyond, this city knows how to take care of you. Even if you’re a Memphian, chances are you’ve encountered the expert work of some of these hospitality leaders at conventions or events around town. Their leadership has earned them and their facilities recognition and awards in a highly competitive business. Next time you plan a vacation, you might consider spending a weekend in a local inn or hotel. You might be surprised to enjoy a relaxing “getaway” right here in your very own city. Just ask any of these folks. CINDY BREWER Principal and cofounder, LEO Events. Graduate, University of Tennessee. LEO has produced some of the city’s largest events, such as LeBonheur’s grand opening, AutoZone’s national sales meeting, and various festivals. Board chair, Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau. Former member, Memphis Chamber Small Business Council. Graduate, Leadership Academy 2010 Masters program. Recipient, Memphis Business Journal’s “Top 40 Under 40,” 2004; Darrell A. Ledet award. DOUGLAS BROWNE General Manager, The Peabody Memphis. President, Peabody Hotels & Resorts. Educated, Paul Smith’s College, Hotel and Restaurant Administration, and Florida International. Chairman, Tennessee Hospitality Association and AutoZone Liberty Bowl. Named Peabody Hotel Group’s “General Manager of the Year” and received award of same name from Metropolitan Memphis Hotel and Lodging Association and Tennessee Hospitality Association. Recipient, Spirit of Memphis Award, Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau. PACE COOPER President and CEO, Cooper Hotels. B.A., Columbia College; M.B.A., Harvard. Recipient, Developer of the Year Award, Hilton Worldwide, and Hotel Owner of the Year Award, HotelWorld Network. Member, Tennessee and American Hotel and Lodging Associations. Chairman, Multi Franchise Organization. Member, Hilton Advisory Board. Past Chairman, International Association of Holiday Inns. Commissioner and Vice Chairman, Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority. Partner, Memphis Grizzlies. President, Baron Hirsch Synagogue.

PHIL CORDELL Global Head, Focused Service and Hampton Brand Management, Hilton. Focuses on strategy, international development, and growth of Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, and Tru by Hilton. Has overseen growth of the Hampton brand to encompass more than 2,000 properties. Frequent speaker and panelist on industry topics. Joined Promus in variety of hotel management positions for Holiday Inn hotels. Joined Hampton as area director and corporate team as vice president of franchise operations.

ANGIE HINES General Manager, Madison Hotel. Education from Bradley University / Goizueta Business School at Emory University. At Madison Hotel four years, and with Rebel Hospitality ten years. Services include hotel, restaurant, event space, and rooftop venue. Best of the Best Winner – IHG. Member, CHA; TNHLA; MMHLA. Active with MDA, Boys & Girls Clubs, Women’s Heart Association, and Cancer Foundation League. MATT HUSS General Manager, Sheraton Memphis Downtown Hotel. Recipient, Employee Satisfaction Hotel of the Year (Davidson Hotels) 2006, 2012, and 2013; Director of Meeting/Convention services of the year for Wyndham International 1996; Agoura Hills Business of the year 2012; Conejo Valley sponsor of the year. Manager of the Year, Wyndham Milwaukee center 1994. Board member and planning committee, MMHLA.

BILL DUNCAN Global Head of All Suites Brands, Hilton’s new brand category involving Embassy Suites, Homewood Suites, and Home2 Suites by Hilton. Six consecutive “Top Extended Stay Hotel” honors from J.D. Power & Associates. Recipient, Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association’s “Top 25 Extraordinary Minds in Sales & Marketing” award in 2009, and Memphis Corporate Volunteer Council Executive Leadership Award. Executive Sponsor of Hilton’s Memphis Community Outreach Program.

THOMAS B. JOHNSON Managing Director, Wilson Conference Center Group, Holiday Inn University of Memphis, Fogelman Executive Conference Center. Bachelor of Business Administration, Baylor University. Recipient of eight Torchbearer Awards from InterContinental Hotels Group. Member, Metropolitan Memphis Hotel and Lodging Association, International Association of Conference Centers. Member, Advisory Board, Kemmons Wilson School of Hospitality & Resort Management.

KARL FRIEDRICH General Manager, River Inn of Harbor Town. B.B.A. degree. Attended hotel management school, Bad Hofgastein, Austria. Oversees operations of hotel and restaurants, including overall performance of property. Former general manager at small luxury hotel in Pawley’s Island, South Carolina. Former President, International Hospitality Management, a management and consulting firm specializing in luxury Jamaican resorts. Managed four-star and five-star hotels throughout the Caribbean.

PATRICK JORDAN General Manager, Westin, Beale Street. Has 27 years of experience in hospitality industry. Former Vice President of Operations for Ameristar Casino and GM for several international hotel brands. Board Member, Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau and Kemmons Wilson School of Hospitality & Resort Management. Seven-time recipient of AAA Four Diamond Award for Quality and Service Excellence, four at the Westin Memphis Beale Street.

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Information Technology

Goodness knows that most of us have spent at least a few hours in front of the computer, staring at a spinning beach ball or a stagnant hourglass, wondering, “How does this make my life easier, again?” But the truth is, without the help of complex programming and databases and networks, we would be a fraction as efficient and nowhere near as connected. Enter Information Technology professionals. If your business needs help with its technology infrastructure, data storage, or any problems that may arise, don’t succumb to the whims of an inadequate system or the limits of your own abilities. Call in the experts. These are the POWER PLAYERS in Information Technology. Whether they deal in website software, data protection, audiovisual integration, product development, or any other tool of the technical world, these folks know their stuff. STEVE BARGIACCHI Co-founder and CEO, ProTech Systems Group, Inc. Co-founded ProTech over 20 years ago and has grown it into a top Mid-South technology and talent provider. His influence has driven recognition for ProTech, most notably with Boys & Girls Clubs, earning the U.S. organization’s highest awards of National Silver Medallion and National Award of Merit. Board member for the Greater Memphis IT Council, Ingram Micro’s National Advisory Board, and Boys & Girls Clubs. ProTech earned a Torch Award for corporate involvement, has been a finalist in the SPARK Awards, and was named a “Top Work Place” by The Commercial Appeal. GARY BELLANTI Owner and President, Open Road Technologies. Attended the University of Memphis before becoming a National Business Development Manager with Vanstar/Apple. Open Road Technologies partners with most major technology vendors to provide services to the SMB, education, and government markets. Member of MMHLA, as well as the Sales and Marketing Society. Civic activities include MDA, Special Olympics, and the Child Advocacy Center. WAYNE COOK Chairman, Founder, and CEO, Cook Systems International Inc. Has more than 35 years of IT leadership and service experience. Founded the company in 1994. Previously was president of Eagle Systems Technology, Chief Operating Officer for SCB, and Director of MIS for First Tennessee Bank. Ensures that Cook Systems International has exceptional operational talent and technology to deliver the most successful IT solutions to Fortune 1000 clients and government entities.

J. MICHAEL DRAKE CEO, masterIT LLC. B.B.A., Finance, University of Memphis. Founded company in 2005 to serve the 20-500 person organization with a complete outsourced IT process providing dramatically better results through cloud, managed, and mobile services. Former 13-year President/CEO of Econocom USA, Inc. Inaugural MSPmentor Hall of Fame member for top managed service experts, entrepreneurs, and executives globally. Board Member, Methodist Healthcare Foundation. JAY MYERS President and CEO, Interactive Solutions, Inc. Founded company in 1996 with focus on videoconferencing and audio-visual integration. Author of the business book Keep Swinging, which won the 2010 Ethan Award. Recently had his second book published, Hitting the Curveballs. Inducted into the 2011 Christian Brothers High School Hall of Fame. Board Member, BanCorp South and Better Business Burea of the MidSouth Executive Committee. Former Board Chairman, Better Business Bureau of the Mid-South. Former Board Member, Boy Scouts of America Chickasaw Council. BRIAN PRENTICE Managing Partner, Vaco Risk Solutions. B.S., Management Information Systems, Finance, Fordham University; M.B.A., Information & Communication Systems, Financial Management, Fordham University. Has over 25 years of IT and business consulting leadership experience. Former board member, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Volunteer activities include Room in the Inn and Boy Scouts of America.

GAYLE S. ROSE CEO and Founder, EVS Corporation. Chairman, Rose Family Foundation. Bachelor’s, University of Northern Iowa; Master’s, Management and Public Administration, Harvard. Chair and active supporter, Memphis Symphony Orchestra. Founder, Team Max. Co-founded the Chopra Companies with Deepak Chopra. Named one of Tennessee’s 100 Most Powerful People by BusinessTN. 2012 CEO of the Year, Inside Memphis Business. Recipient, Changing Face of Philanthropy Award, International Women’s Funding Network, and Woman of Achievement Award. SYLVESTER TATE President and CEO, Tate Computer Systems, Inc. Educated at University of Memphis, Southwest Tennessee Community College, U.S. Navy, and Tennessee Technology Center. Graduated Executive Management Institute, Christian Brothers University. Company is Apple Authorized Reseller and Repair. Recipient, Minority Business of the Year Award, Mid-South Minority Business Council Continuum. Named Alumnus of the Year, Southwest Tennessee Community College. Board Member, STCC. PAUL TOMES President and CEO, WorldSpice Technologies. Bachelor of Computer Science, University of Memphis; degrees in electrical and computer engineering technology, State Technical Institute. Manages ongoing strategic direction of the company, which provides Data Center Co-Location, Cloud/Virtual computing, Integrated Voice/Data (VOIP) systems, high speed internet, and Wide Area Network services. Board member of ISP/Telco organization FISPA. org. Board member, Memphis IT Council. ADAM UNDERWOOD Partner and President, Mellon Consulting Group, LLC. Bachelor of Business Administration, Rhodes College. Specializes in custom designed medical software applications, database integration, website development and marketing, and disaster recovery solutions. Board Member, Mid-South Medical Group Management Association, Leadership Germantown 2015, and Germantown Farm Park Advisory Board. Active Lifeblood donor. JIM VAN DE VUURST Principal Owner, Vanick Digital. Graduate, University of Memphis. Company provides web-based software, websites, mobile application development services, and SAP consulting services. Active with Incarnation Catholic Church, Greater Memphis Chamber, Memphis IT Council, and University of Memphis BIT Advisory Council.

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Investment Brokers

How long should I be investing? What kind of returns can I expect? Am I putting too much money in one investment? How much risk am I willing to accept? As potential investors, we turn to the experts to handle some of our most important, and personal, financial questions, and to help us ensure, as much as possible, that our funds will carry us comfortably through our retirement years. These companies are not only helping hardworking residents make the most of their dollars, they’re also investing in the city and helping the local economy grow. Keeping an eye on your money is a full-time job; it would be impossible for us to keep track of every rise and fall in the global economy. We trust these POWER PLAYERS to do it for us, and as far as we’re concerned, their stock is rising. JOSEPH R. HEINZ Executive Director, UBS Financial Services Inc. Bachelor of Business Administration, Iowa; Master of Management, Duke University. Firm provides tailored investment service including asset management and estate planning. Specializes in Wealth Management and Financial Planning. Certified Financial Planner. Awarded Wealth Management Executive Education Certificate and Directors Council from UBS Financial Services. Married to Mary Jo Heinz, with six children, 11 grandchildren.

MICHAEL E. KISBER President, FTN Financial. Company is a division of First Tennessee Bank and has an average daily trading volume of $5.5 billion. Marketing degree, University of Memphis. Joined FTN Financial in 1993. Awarded recognition of Colonel Aide de Camp, highest honor to a Tennessee citizen for outstanding achievement and civic contribution in 2013. Serves on the University of Memphis Board of Visitors, as well as the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association Foundation Board of Directors.

HAMPTON HOLCOMB Financial Advisor/Investment Specialist, Memphis office, Strategic Financial Partners. D.D.S., University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Company specializes in high net worth individuals and business transition planning. Metlife Securities Masters Level Achievement for eight years. Founding Elder, Fellowship Church. Supporter of Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. Board member, Agape, Hope Christian Community Foundation, Downline, Young Life Memphis Urban, and Northrise University Zambia Africa.

ARI M. LITVIN Senior Vice President and Complex Manager, Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC. B.A., Political Science, University of Colorado at Boulder; California Lutheran University M.B.A. Program. Graduate, American College’s Certified Financial Planner curriculum. Named to list of Wall Street Top 100 Branch Managers. Wells Fargo Advisors Premier Manager Award Winner. Branch Manager Development Committee. Crescent Club Board of Governors. Member, ASPCA, and supporter of Habitat for Humanity.

LANCE HOLLINGSWORTH Principal, Senior Vice President, and Chief Investment Officer, Summit Asset Management LLC. B.B.A., magna cum laude, University of Memphis. Certified Financial Planner professional. Has been with firm since 1995. Active in the St. Francis Home and School Association, St. Vincent de Paul, and Memphis chapter of Families with Children from China. Volunteers as youth basketball coach and with youth golf development. Member of the Tiger Scholarship Fund. 70 |

MARK A. MEDFORD President and CEO, Vining Sparks. Master’s, University of Mississippi. Certified Public Accountant and accredited by American Institute of CPAs. Former President and CEO, FTN Financial. Former Managing Partner, National REIT Leader, and National Bank and Thrift Tax Leader. Served on the Southeast’s Merger and Acquisition Team, and on the National Securitization Team, all with KPMG. Chairman, Regional Bond Dealers Association. Former Board Member, Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association.

RANDY PATTON Branch Manager and Senior Vice President, Investments, Raymond James & Associates. B.B.A., Economics, University of Memphis. Specializes in financial planning, asset management, and investment banking. Member, Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, Compliance and Legal Society, and Economic Club of Memphis. Private Client Group awards for Management, 1994 and 2000, and Compliance, 1997. Active volunteer for Porter Leath and the Italian Greyhound Club of America Rescue. DUNCAN F. WILLIAMS President and CEO, Duncan-Williams, Inc. Business Marketing degree, University of Alabama. Former Member, FINRA’s National Adjudicatory Council. Former Chairman and Member, FINRA’s District 5 Business Conduct Committee. Member and past Chairman, New Memphis Institute. Advisory Board Member, SunTrust Bank. Member, MCVB Board of Directors. Board of Directors Executive Committee, Greater Memphis Chamber and Co-chair, Chairman’s Circle. 2012 CEO of the Year, Inside Memphis Business. 2013 Inductee, Society of Entrepreneurs. Former Member, Economic Club of Memphis Board. STEVEN WISHNIA President and Managing Director, Highland Capital Management, LLC. Bachelor of Business Administration, Pace University. Founded Highland Capital in 1987. Registered Investment Adviser, managing equity, fixed-income, and short-term cash portfolios for endowments and foundations, institutions, municipalities, and high net worth clients. Chairman, Pension and OPEB Committee, Memphis Light, Gas and Water. Trustee, Plough Foundation. GARY WUNDERLICH Founder and CEO, Wunderlich Securities, Inc. since 1996. Received B.A. in Economics, University of Virginia, 1992; M.B.A., University of Memphis, 1995. University of Memphis Entrepreneur of the Year 2009. Society of Entrepreneurs 2014 Inductee and current Board Member. Industry leadership: SIFMA Board of Directors, Advisory Council, and Regional Firms Committee; founding member American Securities Association; former Chair FINRA District 5 Committee. Board member of ArtsMemphis and Memphis University School; advisory board member of Children’s Museum of Memphis.

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Law: Business Litigation

In the grayscale world of business law, you’re going to need someone who can discern just what victory is — and how best to achieve it. When a case goes to court, not losing is often a victory. And unlike the cases in television dramas, many can drag on — which means you’ll need an expert who knows when to settle and when to keep negotiating. In compiling this POWER PLAYERS list, we set to fi nd out: Who are the top local lawyers when you must go to trial or argue before a judge? Who’s the one person you want as your general when you wade into legal battle? Who’s the one you pray you never fi nd yourself opposite in a court of law? Who can help you make the tough decisions that are in your fi rm’s best interests? Check out these folks. You may be calling on one some day. LEO BEARMAN JR. Senior Counsel, Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC. J.D., Harvard. Litigator of the Year, Tennessee Bar Association; listed in The Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA, and Mid-South Super Lawyers. Former President, Tennessee Junior, Memphis, and Shelby County Bar Associations. Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers. Elected Member, International Association of Insurance Counsel, American Academy of Appellate Lawyers. Received Pillars of Excellence Award, University of Memphis Alumni Association. NATHAN BICKS Member, Burch, Porter & Johnson, PLLC. B.A., Brown; J.D., Georgetown. Practice focuses on complex litigation with emphasis on white-collar crime, healthcare fraud, and class-action matters. Named by BusinessTN as one of “150 Best Lawyers in Tennessee.” Serves as Town Attorney for Collierville. Former appointee, hearing panelist for Tennessee Supreme Court Board of Professional Responsibility. President, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art. Past President, Memphis Jewish Community Center. RICHARD GLASSMAN Senior Shareholder and President, Glassman,Wyatt, Tuttle & Cox, PC. J.D., University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law. Practice devoted to business and professional liability/malpractice litigation in Tennessee, Mississippi and Arkansas. Certified as Civil Trial Specialist and Civil Pretrial Practice Advocate. Fellow Tennessee and Memphis Bar Foundation. Member Litigation Counsel of America, American Board of Trial Advocates. Adjunct Professor of Law-Insurance Law. Recipient, 2012 Distinguished Alumnus Award, University of Memphis.

ALBERT C. HARVEY Partner, Lewis Thomason. B.S. and J.D., University of Tennessee. Areas of practice include business and commercial, construction, healthcare, intellectual property, and product and professional liability. Former President, Memphis and Tennessee Bar Associations. Former Member, American Bar Association Board of Governors. Recipient, Lawyers’ Lawyer Award, Memphis Bar Association. Former Chairman, Tennessee Bar Foundation. Retired from U.S. Marine Corps Reserve as Major General. JOHN J. HEFLIN III Member, Bourland, Heflin, Alvarez, Minor & Matthews, PLC. B.A. and J.D., Vanderbilt. Areas of practice include complex commercial litigation, breach of contract, fraud, insurance, intellectual property, securities and construction. Chair, firm’s litigation practice. Former President, Memphis Bar Association. AV Preeminent Rating, MartindaleHubbell. Listed in The Best Lawyers in America and Mid-South Super Lawyers. MICHELE HOWARD-FLYNN Managing Partner, HF Law Group, PLLC. B.A., Political Science and History, Morehead State University; J.D., Tulane University. Practice areas include business litigation, estate planning, and probate and estate administration. Past President, Association for Women Attorneys. Member, Tennessee and American Associations for Justice and Tennessee Bar Association. Member, House of Delegates,

Memphis Bar Association. Past Board Member, Tennessee Lawyers Association for Women. MICHAEL G. MCLAREN Member, Black McLaren Jones Ryland & Griffee, PC. B.A., Yale University; J.D., Loyola University. Practices in federal and state litigation, commercial litigation, professional liability, insurance coverage, environmental law, construction law, and fidelity and surety law. Former Vice President and General Counsel, Wright Medical Technology. Named in Mid-South Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers in America. Appeared in films such as A Time to Kill, The Firm, and The People vs. Larry Flynt. JOHN MCQUISTON II Shareholder, Evans Petree, PC. B.A., Rhodes College; graduate, U.S. Naval Justice School; and J.D., Vanderbilt. Experience includes banking, construction, securities, fraud, antitrust, breach of fiduciary duties, and e-commerce. Named one of top 100 lawyers in Tennessee, top 50 lawyers in the tri-state Mid-South, and top 15 lawyers in Memphis. Mediator for FINRA. Former Director, Memphis Bar Association. Former Chairman, Tennessee Bar Association’s Section on Anti-trust and Business Torts. Former Chairman, St. Mary’s Episcopal School. ROBERT F. MILLER Member, Farris Bobango, PLC. B.A., Vanderbilt; J.D., University of Memphis. Specializes in general civil litigation, commercial litigation, railroad litigation, construction litigation, bankruptcy law, and insurance defense litigation. Member, Memphis, Tennessee, and American Bar Associations. Honored numerous times in Mid-South Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers in America. Former

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RANDALL D. NOEL Partner, Butler Snow LLP. J.D., University of Mississippi. Practice includes business litigation, data security, and products defense. Listed in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, The Best Lawyers in America, Lawdragon, and Super Lawyers. Former President of Tennessee Bar Association, American Counsel Association, and Tennessee Legal Community Foundation. Fellow, American, Tennessee, and Memphis Bar Foundations. Member, Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments. LUCIAN T. PERA Partner, Adams and Reese, LLP. A.B., Princeton. J.D., Vanderbilt. Focuses practice on commercial litigation, media law, and legal ethics work. Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Business Lawyers, and BusinessTN. Member, American Law Institute. Recipient, President’s Award, Tennessee Bar Association; Sam A. Myar Jr. Memorial Award, Memphis Bar Association; and Justice Joseph W. Henry Award for Outstanding Legal Writing. Former President, Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers. President, Tennessee Coalition for Open Government. Former Treasurer, American Bar Association. Vice President, Tennessee Bar Association. GLEN G. REID Senior Counsel, Wyatt Tarrant & Combs. Member, Intellectual Property Protection and Litigation Service Team. J.D., University of Memphis. Areas of practice include banking litigation, commercial litigation, products liability litigation, and white collar criminal defense. Named

2014 Bet-the-Company Litigation Lawyer of the Year, The Best Lawyers in America. Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers. Master, Leo Bearman Sr. Chapter, American Inns of Court. Fellow, International Academy of Trial Lawyers. JOHN C. SPEER Member, Bass, Berry & Sims. J.D., University of Kentucky. Practice is focused on business litigation. Represents banks and other financial institutions in disputes involving commercial loan and public bond defaults and federal and state laws and regulations. Also represents companies in critical business disputes. Recognized by Chambers USA, The Best Lawyers in America, and Mid-South Super Lawyers. Memberships include: Sixth Circuit Judicial Conference, Inns of Court (Master), Memphis Bar Foundation, Memphis Symphony Orchestra (Board/ Executive Comm.), and Jacob’s Ladder Community Development Corporation (Advisor). DAVID WADE Director and Shareholder, Martin Tate Morrow & Marston, PC. J.D., University of Memphis. Areas of practice include civil and criminal litigation, land use, and administrative law. AV Peer Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell. A distinguished mediator for cases on state and federal levels. Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers. Listed in The Best Lawyers in America. Former President, Memphis Bar Association. Former Chair, City of Memphis Civil Service Commission. Master and Former President, American Inns of Court. GEORGE WHEELER Member, Harris Shelton Hanover Walsh, PLLC. B.S., with honors, University of Tennessee-Knoxville; J.D., Vanderbilt. Areas of practice include business and corporate law, healthcare, intellectual property, and personal injury. Member, Litigation and Health Law sections, American Bar Association. Member, Health Law section, Memphis Bar Association. Named to The Best Lawyers in America and Mid-South Super Lawyers. AV Peer Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell.

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Law: Employment

If you never have to call upon any of the professionals in Employment Law, count yourself fortunate. They navigate ordinances that uphold workers’ rights for better conditions and fair standards in the workplace and, inversely, the rights of employers to moderate the powers of workers’ organizations and to keep labor costs low. Some specialize in such on-the-job issues as harassment, discrimination, or wage and hour claims. Others focus on corporate compliance, business contracts, workers’ compensation, personal injury, or regulatory issues. But whether you’re the plaintiff or defendant in an employment-related dispute, or there’s a question concerning an employment contract, it’s good to have experts like these POWER PLAYERS around to lend a hand. W. KERBY BOWLING Shareholder, Evans Petree PC. J.D., University of Memphis. Serves as co-leader of the Labor and Employment Law Practice Group. Worked at Kellogg as a unionized laborer before helping father in combating union-organizing meetings. Assists clients in remaining non-union and avoiding employment litigation. Admitted to practice before Tennessee Supreme Court, U.S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third, Fifth, and Sixth Circuits. AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell. The Best Lawyers in America, 2015 and 2016 for Administrative/ Regulatory Law. Board Member, National Foundation for Transplants. ALAN CRONE Attorney and founder, The Crone Law Firm, PLC. B.A., Memphis State University; J.D., Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law. Licensed in TN and AR. Mr. Crone represents executives, employees and entrepreneurs in employment and commercial litigation including wrongful termination, discrimination, retaliation, sexual harassment, partnership and contractual disputes, non-competition enforcement and defense, overtime, wage and hour disputes, and more. Appointed Chief Counsel for the Tennessee Department of Employment Security in 1995 by former Tennessee Governor Don Sundquist. Currently serves as Special Counsel to the Mayor of Memphis. DONALD DONATI Co-Founder, Donati Law Firm. J.D., Tennessee. Certified Trial Specialist. Certified Civil Pretrial Practice Advocacy. Member, Tennessee Association of Justice, National Employment Lawyers Association, American Inns of Court, 74 |

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Associations. Included on the Attorney Referral List with U.S. EEOC in several jurisdictions. Member, ABA Forum, Center for Racial and Ethnic Diversity, and ABA Presidential Advisory Council on Diversity. CHARLES HILL Member, Glankler Brown, PLLC. Practice includes employment law, broker/ dealer litigation, contracts, and commercial litigation. Experience in litigation over restrictive covenants, covenants against disclosure of proprietary information, protection of trade secrets, and creating social media policies. Member, Memphis and Tennessee Bar Associations and Defense Research Institute. Board Member, Greater Memphis Chamber. Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers. Named to The Best Lawyers in America. Board Member, Youth Villages, Inc. DAVID JAQUA Labor and Employment Group, Butler Snow LLP. Practice includes employment litigation (defense), arbitration and mediation, NLRB hearings, labor negotiations, representation campaigns, and management counseling and training. AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell. Named to The Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA’s America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, and Mid-South Super Lawyers. Fellow, American and Tennessee Bar Foundations. LISA KRUPICKA Member, Burch, Porter & Johnson, PLLC. Practice includes employment law, healthcare law, and ADA Title III compliance. Fellow, College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. Named to The Best Lawyers in America and “Top 100 Lawyers in Tennessee” by Mid-South Super Lawyers. Former Adjunct Professor, University of Memphis. Former Board Member, Memphis Bar Association, and former Chair of its Labor & Employment Section. Board and Executive Committee Member, National Civil Rights Museum. LISA LICHTERMAN Shareholder, Littler Mendelson, PC. J.D., Vanderbilt University. Practice includes employment law and HR compliance. Selected Fellow of The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. Named to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Chambers USA. Frequently named to Mid-South Super Lawyers in Labor and Employment Law and selected as a Mid-South Top 50 Women Attorneys for 2016. Martindale-Hubbell AV rating. Former Board Member, Memphis Bar Association, and former chair of its Labor & Employment section. Trustee, Pink Palace Museum. Martindale-Hubbell AV rating. Former Board Member, Memphis Bar Association, and former Chair of its Labor & Employment Section. Trustee, Pink Palace Family of Museums.

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JAMES R. MULROY II Managing Principal ­— Memphis, Jackson Lewis. B.A., Rhodes; M.B.A., University of Memphis; and J.D., University of Tennessee-Knoxville. Practice includes class actions and complex litigation, general employment litigation, and wage and hour. Member, Tennessee and American Bar Associations, and DRI. Commander, Judge Advocate General Corps, U.S. Naval Reserve. AV Preeminent-rated Lawyer, Martindale-Hubble. Frequently named to The Best Lawyers in America and Mid-South Super Lawyers. DAN NORWOOD Partner, Norwood & Atchley. J.D., University of Memphis. Represents clients involved in discrimination, retaliatory discharge for whistleblowing, workers’ compensation claims, and breach of contract. Named to The Best Lawyers in America and Mid-South Super Lawyers in Labor and Employment law. Featured on cover of Memphis magazine as the “Giant Killer” for success in suing government and discriminating employers. Member, Memphis and Tennessee Bar Associations and the National Employment Lawyers Association. ROBIN H. RASMUSSEN Founding Member, Dinkelspiel Rasmussen & Mink, PLLC. B.A. and J.D., University of Memphis. Areas of practice include employment law, workers’ compensation, and civil litigation. Boutique firm founded in 2010. Member of Memphis, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Federal Bar Associations. Licensed in Tennessee and Mississippi. Recipient, American Jurisprudence Award in Real Estate Transactions. Certified Yoga Instructor. STEPHEN L. SHIELDS Founding Partner, Jackson Shields Yeiser & Holt. Graduate, University of Toledo College of Law and Yale Law School. Practice represents employers in private and public sectors. President, Tennessee Association of Professional Mediators. Past President, Memphis Bar Foundation, and past Chair of its Section on Labor and Employment Law. Member, Memphis, Tennessee, and American Bar Associations. Author, Alternative Dispute Resolutions in Tennessee and Alternative Dispute Resolution: Staying in Business and Out of Court. BRUCE M. SMITH Member, Apperson Crump PLC. J.D., University of Memphis. General Counsel, Memphis Area Transit Authority. Practice includes employment law, litigation, and transit law. Frequent lecturer on public transit system labor and regulatory issues, ADA regulations, and legal ethics. Former Chair, Transportation Research Board Committee on Transit and Intermodal Transportation Law. Former Hearing Panel

Member, Board of Professional Responsibility of the Supreme Court of Tennessee. Fellow, Tennessee Bar Foundation. Awarded Transportation Research Board 2017 Thomas B. Deen Distinguished Lectureship. JEFFREY C. SMITH Partner, Waller Lansden Dortsch & Davis. Practice includes employment law, commercial construction litigation, and counsel in construction, equipment distribution, franchise, and healthcare industries. Has defended employers against discrimination claims, unfair competition, and wrongful termination. Member, American Bar Association’s Forum on Franchising, Appellate Practice Committee, and Commercial and Business Litigation Committee. Board Member, Tennessee Justice Center. JEFF WEINTRAUB Regional Managing Partner, Memphis office of Fisher Phillips, U.S. News-Best Lawyers 2016 Law Firm of the Year for Labor LawManagement.Represents employers in jury trials in employment lawsuits and labor cases. Selected for HR Executive’s 2016 Top 20 Lawyers in the United States in Traditional Labor & Employment Law, Chambers USA, Best Lawyers in America, Mid-South Super Lawyers, and the World’s Leading Labour & Employment Lawyers (UK). Chair, Small Business Council of the Greater Memphis Chamber of Commerce. Member, Chairman’s Circle. MURRAY B. WELLS Partner, Horne & Wells, PLLC. B.F.A, Westminster College; J.D., University of Arkansas (Student Bar Association President). Areas of practice include civil rights litigation, federal criminal defense, and catastrophic injury. Named to Top 100 Lawyers - Civil Plaintiff. Admitted to practice in California, Tennessee, and federal districts of California, Western and Middle Tennessee, Sixth Circuit Court of appeals, and all state courts. Teaches CLE to other lawyers in a wide variety of litigation topics. EDWARD YOUNG Shareholder, Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz. B.S., University of Memphis; J.D., Vanderbilt. Represents employers before NLRB in employment litigation, collective bargaining, and labor arbitration. Achieved landmark judgment against the EEOC for $750,000, which was affirmed by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Member, Labor and Employment Law Section and Committee on Equal Employment Law, American Bar Association. Former President, Economic Club of Memphis and Memphis Jewish Federation.

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As the earth gets flatter and more crowded, businesses are profiting from emerging markets. For companies trying to reach customers, wherever they may be, the specialists they need are logistics service providers, aka third-party logistics (3PL) firms. An essential link in the supply chain, the best 3PLs know how to get the product where it needs to be in the most timely and cost-effective manner. Clients may contract with these POWER PLAYERS for storage, warehousing, order fulfilment, cartage, drayage, and delivery of countless kinds of goods via air, land, ocean, and river. There are also a host of dynamic trucking companies with local, regional, and national reach. If the world map is flat, globalization puts Memphis right in the middle. Crowded? Sounds like an opportunity. CHARLIE ANDREWS Chief Operating Officer, Nickey Warehouses, Inc. B.B.A. in Marketing, University of TennesseeMartin. Services include warehousing, order fulfillment, reverse logistics, international shipping, and transportation management. Has been with company for more than 10 years. Member, International Warehouse & Logistics Association, Mid America CropLife Association, Southeast Warehouse Association, and Warehousing Education and Research Council. LANNY CHALK Terminal Manager, Fullen Dock and Warehouse, Inc. Attended Jacksonville State University. More than 20 years’ experience in the freight, distribution, and warehousing industries. Member and former facility chairperson of Area Maritime Security Committee. Member of the Greater Memphis Chamber and the Bartlett Area Chamber of Commerce. Fullen Dock is a full-service, intermodal river terminal and warehousing facility. Clients include barge brokers, freight forwarders, and manufacturers requiring barge, harbor, and tug services, as well as transshipment, trucking, and storage. With Port 740, Inc., the company owns one tug. CHERYL BURCH CITRONE Partner and Executive Recruiter, Vaco Logistics & Operations. B.P.S., University of Memphis. Board Chair, Society of Female Transportation Professionals. Member, National Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals. Board Member, MidSouth Roundtable. Advisory Board Member, Junior League of Memphis and University of Memphis Department of Marketing & Supply Chain. Super 76 |

Women in Business 2014, Memphis Business Journal. Winner of University of Memphis’ Intermodal Freight Institute Outstanding Industry Professional. MICHAEL L. DUCKER President & CEO, FedEx Freight Corporation. Former President, international business, FedEx Express Asia Pacific in Hong Kong. Executive committee, American Trucking Associations (ATA) and Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations for the Obama administration. Chairman, International Policy Committee. Executive Board Member and Vice Chairman, U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Board Member, Coalition of Service Industries, Salvation Army, Amway Corporation, and International Flavors and Fragrances. WILLIAM B. DUNAVANT III CEO and President, Dunavant Enterprises, Inc. Board Member, Memphis University School, New Memphis Institute, National Advisory Board, Jefferson Scholars Foundation, University of Virginia. Advisory Board, Baptist Memorial Hospital. Past Chairman, Cotton Council International, New Memphis Institute, St. George’s Independent School. Past President, American Cotton Shippers Association, World Cotton Exporters Association, Memphis Botanic Garden, and The Chickasaw Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

providing clients the freedom to focus on what really matters – creating healthcare innovations that make people’s lives better. Supports Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Leadership Memphis. St. Jude Memphis Marathon volunteer. BUZZ FLY Vice President, Patterson Warehouses, Inc. Winner of 2011 Michael S. Starnes Leadership in Logistics Award. Former President, Greater Memphis Chamber Uniport Association. Member, Warehousing Education Research Council and Memphis Regional Logistics Council. Elder, First Evangelical Church. More than 27 years’ experience in transportation and warehousing business. Operates two million square feet of modern food-grade space and provides complete inventory, fulfillment, and order management services for 22 accounts. Additional services include cross-dock operation, intermodal drayage, and retail freight consolidation. MARK H. GEORGE Chairman, IMC Companies. Founded Intermodal Cartage Company in 1982 with wife, Melinda, and IMC Companies in 2009, now one of largest intermodal carriers in the country with more than 1,750 employees. Additionally, he serves on the Intermodal Association of North America’s Board of Directors, American Trucking Association Intermodal Motor Carrier’s Board of Directors, the Memphis World Trade Club Advisory Board and Agape Child and Family Services’ Directors Council. Vice Chairman and one of 11 founding members of the North American Chassis Pool Cooperative (NACPC).

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KEN HAZEN President and CEO, CTSI-Global. B.B.A., University of Memphis. Formed transportation consulting company MultiModes before purchasing Continental Traffic Service. Co-author, The Role of Transportation in the Supply Chain and The Role of Freight Bill Payment and Transportation Information in the Supply Chain Industry. Former Chairman, Associated Catholic Charities of West Tennessee. Former President, University of Memphis Alumni Association and Board of Visitors. Fundraising leader for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Vice President, Facilities and Storage Operations, Dohmen Life Science Services. B.S., Marketing, Indiana University. Member, Warehousing Education and Research Council, and Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals. Elder, Harvest Memphis. Dohmen offers the broadest suite of outsourced service capabilities for BioPharma, MedTech and Rare Disease companies,

GLENN LACY Regional Service Center Manager, YRC Freight, which specializes in providing reliable long-haul transportation services for industrial, commercial, and retail customers in North America. Company employs about 750 people in Memphis and prides itself on high

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CALVIN W. OZIER President, UWT Logistics. B.S., Industrial Management, University of Tennessee. Specializes in order processing and shipping, transportation services, and repackaging services. Member and former President, Southeastern Warehouse Association. Member, International Warehouse and Logistics Association and Greater Memphis Chamber. Director, Land Bank of Mississippi. For the past 25 years, has been going in the Fall on a medical mission trip to Peru with United Servants Abroad and South America Mission.

Leaders. Employees remain partners after selling private stock to them under government approved ESOP. Past Chairman and former Board Member, Intermodal Conference of the Transportation Intermediaries Association. Transportation Clubs International Person of the Year, 2011. Actively involved in mentoring new Directors of local charities. Supports The Forsaken Children (Ethiopia), Coaching For Literacy, Make A Wish, Heritage Foundation, Judicial Watch, Memphis Neighborhood Christian Centers, and more. SCOTT TALLEY Partner and Vice President of Worldwide Distribution, PFSweb. B.B.A., University of North Texas; M.B.A., New York Institute of Technology. Services include logistics and end-to-end eCommerce solutions. Responsible for daily operations at distribution complex in Memphis and for strategic resource and technology deployment decisions for all company distribution facilities. Has been in position since 1999. Member, Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals and Association for Operations Management. DAVID WEDAMAN President and CEO, Re-Trans, Inc. Graduate, University of Memphis. Board Member, Bluestreak Scholarship Fund. Advisory Board, Catholic High School and Education That Works program. Former Board Member, Lifeblood Foundation, Youth Villages, and Catholic Memphis Urban School Trust. 2011 Executive in Residence, University of Memphis Intermodal Freight Transportation Institute. Member, Board of Visitors, University of Memphis. Recipient, 2012 Humanitarian Award, Diversity Memphis. KAREN WHITE Regional Vice President, OHL. Named to Inbound Logistics Top 100 3PLs. Selected as Participant in U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Broker Self-Assessment Outreach Pilot. Certificate of Appreciation, Department of Homeland Security for supporting TSA Truck Security Forum “Linking Government & Industry.” Member, Board of Advisors, Greater Memphis Chamber. Member, Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals and Memphis Cargo Task Force.

RICK RODELL Founder and Chairman, Cornerstone Systems. Educated in Transportation, Northwestern University. Founded company in 1997 – celebrating 20th anniversary in 2017. Member, The Global

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Look around your home and office and city. Now imagine those same spaces without the goods and necessities that make living and working in today’s modern world possible. Right here in Memphis, manufacturing companies are producing everything from paper, chemical, and agricultural products to motorized equipment and cleaning solutions. Even solar panels and air-conditioning systems are made here, along with such diverse products as sports apparel for dance teams, and medical/orthopedic devices that relieve pain and improve our mobility — all of which enhance our quality of life and provide much-needed jobs. Memphis is an ideal location for manufacturing companies, offering economic incentives and a centralized location from which to ship their products. Advancements in the industry are made every day, and these POWER PLAYERS are leading the way to a more efficient, safer future. KATHY BUCKMAN GIBSON President and COO, Buckman. Bachelor’s degree, Duke University; M.B.A. & J.D., Emory University. Chairman, Pre-K Initiative of the Greater Memphis Chamber of Commerce Chairman’s Circle. Member, National Civil Rights Museum Board. National Board Member, Girls Inc. Past Member, TAPPI Foundation Board of Trustees. Past Vice Chairman, Board of Executives, Sloan Center for Paper Business Industry Studies. Campaign Chair, United Way of the Mid-South, 2008. Past Board Member, Memphis Bioworks Foundation. KUNIO KAMIMURA President, Sharp Manufacturing Company of America (SMCA). Over 33 years of experience at Sharp. Formerly division general manager, worked in the Solar Business Planning Department, and was a solar engineer for satellite use. Joined Sharp in 1983 after graduating from Tokai University graduate school with a degree in Aerospace Engineering. Memphis operations include a Health and Environmental Division and a Business Solutions Group.

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KEVIN OHNECK Vice President and Plant Manager, Hino Motors Manufacturing. Facility located in Marion, Arkansas. Has A.S. degree, Applied Science. Plant is one of Hino’s most productive and has been in operation since 2006. Hino Motors supplies rear driving axles and rear suspension components for light trucks and SUVs. Notable clients include Toyota and Hino trucks. Past President and Board Member of ACT!, a nonprofit for persons with disabilities. ALLEN W. PIERCE SR. General Manager, Manufacturing, New and ReCon Parts, Cummins Inc. B.S., Chemistry and Mathematics, North Carolina A&T State University; M.B.A., Duke University. Previous positions in company include XPI Fuel Systems JV, PowerCare Manufacturing, and Diesel Recon divisions. Leadership Memphis, class of 2000. Member, Finance Committee Chair, LeMoyne-Owen College. ODI Certified Facilitator. Founding Member, Executive Board, Remanufacturing Industries Council.

JACK SAMMONS President, Ampro Industries. Company manufactures personal care products. President, River City Laboratories. Former Chairman and Current Board Member, Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority. B.B.A., University of Memphis. National President, Ethnic Product Manufacturers Association. Former Chairman, Memphis City Council, andserved four terms as Council Member. Chief Administrative Officer, City of Memphis, for Mayor ProTem Myron Lowery and Mayor A C Wharton. Former Chairman, Tennessee Athletic Commission. General Chairman, FedEx St. Jude Classic. President, Youth Programs Inc. Former Board Member, Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame. KARL SCHLEDWITZ Co-founder, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer of Monogram Foods, a leading manufacturer, distributor, and marketer of ready-to-eat further processed meats including jerky, corn dogs, precooked bacon, appetizers, and hot dogs. Monogram operates eight plants in seven states with over 2,700 employees. Longtime member of the Memphis Zoo Board, the Orpheum Theatre Board, and a Trustee Emeritus of the University of Tennessee Board of Directors. LEIGH SHOCKEY CEO, Drexel Chemical Co., manufacturer and formulator of chemical products for agriculture. Business Degree, UT-Martin. Chair, West Tennessee District export Council, Greater Memphis Chamber. Board Member, Liberty Bowl, Tennessee Board of Regents, Memphis in May, Crop Life America, University of Memphis Business School Board of Advisors.

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Ours is an increasingly image-conscious world. As technology has introduced new forms of media for mass consumption, a key principle in business has consistently been underscored: It’s not enough to be good at what you do. You’re sometimes only as good as the market thinks you look. With the quickly changing landscape of new media, and with social networks reaching into all aspects of life, being able to rely on marketing and public relations professionals is more important now than ever — it can be a matter of business life and death. Whether your company needs an image makeover, wants to launch a new brand, product, or service, or simply seeks better exposure in the marketplace, hiring a marketing and PR agency can go a long way toward ensuring that your message is in tune with your target audience and pitch-perfect. BILL CARKEET CEO, Principal and Co-Owner of Oden. B.S., Education, University of Memphis. Company is a 43-year-old B2B marketing, communications, and branding firm. Leads shaping of firm’s future, opportunity assessment, and services. Chair of management team. Former Vice President of Marketing, First Tennessee Bank. Board Member, ArtsMemphis, and Chair, Marketing Council. Former Board Member and President, Chicago-based Association of Professional Design Firms. DOUG CARPENTER Principal, DCA, an advertising, public relations, and consulting firm. Has provided business and communications solutions for public and private sector clients since 1988. Instrumental in successful efforts to recruit Grizzlies NBA franchise to Memphis, develop the Salvation Army’s Kroc Center, retain professional tennis in Memphis, revitalize the Sears Crosstown building, lure shoppers and visitors to Carriage Crossing, and reimagine the historic Tennessee Brewery, among many other campaigns and initiatives. JERRY EHRLICH President/Founder, The Brand Squad. Firm focused on launching new brands, products, special initiatives, and revitalizing underperforming brands. Client industries include hospitality, medical, manufacturing, nonprofit, agriculture, technology, automotive aftermarket, government, and financial services. Board Member, University of Tennessee College of Communications and Facing History & Ourselves. Former Memphis Advertising Federation President of the Year.

COURTNEY ELLETT Founder and owner, Obsidian Public Relations. Firm was named Small Business of the Year in 2013, Memphis Business Journal. PR Director of the Year, Memphis Advertising Federation. “Top 40 Under 40,” Memphis Business Journal; “50 Women Who Make A Difference,” Memphis Woman. Recipient of six Silver VOX Awards, Memphis Chapter, Public Relations Society of America, and Addy Awards’ Best of Show, Memphis Advertising Federation. Finalist, 2013 CEO of the Year, Inside Memphis Business. Executive of the Year in 2014, Memphis Business Journal. CHARLES T. GAUSHELL Chief Idea Architect/President, Paradigm Marketing & Creative. Differentiating businesses and organizations since 1992, Paradigm is a full-service branding, marketing, creative, and advertising firm. Clients include Pyros Fire Fresh Pizza, Semmes Murphey, Bluff City Soap, Flat Hat Brewing, a wide variety of startups, and dozens of real estate developers around the country. Recipient of numerous Addy, Telly, and Davey Awards. Finalist, Best Places to Work and Small Business Awards, Memphis Business Journal. Leadership Memphis Alumni; judge for national Davey and Telly Awards; cancer survivor. TRACE HALLOWELL Founder and Managing Partner, Tactical Magic. Has received numerous national and international honors for advertising, branding, and creativity. With more than 30 years in the business, his work is published in numerous books, magazines, and even college textbooks that highlight the best in creative

KERRY HAYES Principal, Key Public Strategies. B.A., English, Webster University. Responsible for the development and execution of strategic communication campaigns for clients. Previously worked as the director of public relations for Doug Carpenter & Associates, and as a special assistant and communications director for former mayor AC Wharton. In addition, has fundraising experience with efforts for the Kroc Center and Soulsville Foundation. Board Member, Urban Art Commission and Memphis office of Facing History & Ourselves. MARK HENRY President and Co-Founder, Signature Advertising. Has been with agency for more than 20 years. Signature has won numerous Addys, MarComs, Tellys, and The Wall Street Journal “Best Of” awards. Provides pro bono services to many community nonprofits. Alongside University of Memphis Professor Lurene Kelley, created mentorship program for school’s Department of Journalism. 2013 recipient, University of Memphis Charles E. Thornton Outstanding Journalism Alumni Award. CHRISTI KELLEY President and CEO, Kelley & Associates Advertising, Inc. Represents clients in the medical, agricultural, industrial, real estate, financial, retail, and B2B industries. Recipient of numerous awards including Addy, Telly, SIAA, MIRM, NAMA, PIAS Graphic, MarCom, and International Communicator Awards. Board Member, First South Financial. Involved with Catholic Charities of West Tennessee and Porter-Leath among other nonprofits. JERRY KLEIN Owner and President, Kossman/Klein & Company, founded in 1981. Longstanding clients include John J. Campbell Co., Bluff City Jaguar Land Rover, and Air Repair, Inc. Founder and First President, Germantown Rotary. Recipient, Dean Campbell Award, Germantown Rotary; University of Memphis Herbert Lee Williams Outstanding Career Accomplishment Award. Past Chairman, Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau. Chairman, Germantown Economic Development Commission. STINSON LILES Co-Founder and Co-Principal, Red Deluxe Brand Development. With partner Martin Wilford, guides the firm’s regional and national clients, which have included the national American Red Cross and HGTV. Works with some of the city’s top brands, including Baptist Memorial Health Care, Memphis Grizzlies,

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Hyde Family Foundations, and Duncan-Williams. Named 2012 CEO of the Year, Inside Memphis Business magazine, and awarded the Memphis Advertising Silver Medal award for advertising achievement in 2017. JOHN R. MALMO Chairman Emeritus, Archer Malmo Inc., and Principal, John Malmo Marketing Consulting. Educated at Boston University. Entrepreneurial Fellow, University of Memphis. Founded John Malmo Advertising in 1967. Former President, Memphis Advertising Federation. Former Director, American Association of Advertising Agencies. Recipient, American Advertising Federation Silver Medal Award. Trustee Chairman, Moore Tech. Regular commentator on WKNO-FM, and author of When There’s No Tiger on the Mountain, Monkey Is King. DEIDRE MALONE Founder, President, and CEO, The Carter Malone Group, LLC, and CEO of Malone Sullivan Public Strategies. B.S., Jackson State University. Founding Member of the Tennessee Public Relations Alliance. Member, PRSA, National Association of Women Business Owners, EDGE Board, Baptist Health Sciences College Board. President, Tennessee Women’s Political Caucus. Former Shelby County Commissioner. Former Chairman, Shelby County Commission. Former Democratic Nominee, Shelby County Mayor. VALERIE MORRIS President of Morris Marketing Group, a strategic marketing, public relations, and communications firm. Provides senior strategy and oversight of MMG client business, marketing, and communications efforts. Morris also finds time to invest and give back to the community where truly positive returns are credited to her efforts. Morris and MMG serve a variety of clients across many different business sectors locally, regionally, and nationally. HOWARD ROBERTSON JR. Principal and CEO, TRUST Marketing & Communications, Inc. TRUST is the oldest African Americanowned marketing firm in this part of the country. Client roster includes City of Memphis, Methodist-LeBonheur Healthcare, Durham School Services, Shelby County Government, MemphisShelby County Airport Authority, and others. Board Member, Hattiloo Theatre and Laurinburg Institute in North Carolina. Past Chairman, Soulsville Foundation and Memphis in May.

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CYNTHIA H. SAATKAMP President and Co-Founder, Hemline, building tailored brand strategies for clients including Hilton Worldwide, Church Health Center, Ballet Memphis, Onyx Medical, AutoZone, and LEO Events. “Top 40 Under 40,” Memphis Business Journal. Recipient, Marketing Professional of the Year and Communications Firm of the Year, American Advertising Federation. President, American Advertising Federation; Senior Warden, Grace-St. Luke’s Episcopal Church; Board Member, Grace-St. Luke’s Episcopal School. TIM SELLERS Co-Founder and Partner of inferno, providing strategic counsel and marketing communications solutions to clients in bioscience, healthcare, logistics, and financial services. Recognized by AAF Memphis as “Advertising CEO of the Year” and “Ad Man of the Year.” Former Board Member, CASA of Memphis and Shelby County, Hope Youth Ministries and AAF Memphis. Currently serving on the Board of Visitors, University of Tennessee College of Communication and Information. SHEPERD SIMMONS Founder and president, Counterpart. Offices in Memphis and Dallas, providing campaign planning, concept/creative, web content management, and onsite specialists. Clients served: P&G, Progressive, FedEx, Regions, Regus, International Paper, Express Scripts. Has earned 500+ awards, national and international, including The one Show, Graphis, and New York Festivals. “Top 40 Under 40,” Memphis Business Journal. Former Board Member, Memphis Advertising Federation. Home and School Association officer, Cub Scouts photographer, Sunday school teacher. BRIAN SULLIVAN Principal and CEO, Sullivan Branding. Helped create award-winning creative campaigns, internal communications, company culture, training programs, and developed brands for clients locally, regionally, and nationally, including hospitality, healthcare, entertainment, professional sports, tourism, and education. Board Member and Area Vice President, USTA Tennessee. Vice Chairman, Marketing Committee, USTA Southern. Past Trustee, NewMemphis Institute. Board Member, Beale Street Caravan; The Orpheum Theatre Group; and University of Tennessee, Knoxville Alumni Association. ELIZABETH TATE Chairperson and CEO, Signet, Inc. Clients include International Paper, FedEx, Chick-fil-A, ServiceMaster, Thomas & Betts, and First Tennessee. Founding Member, PeerNet industry consortium. Member, Mid-South

Minority Business Council, Promotional Products Association International, and AAF Memphis. Former Vice-Chair, Board of Trustees, St. Agnes Academy. Finalist, Robert Church Awards for the Minority Business of the Year, and listed in ASI Counselor’s Best Places to Work for five straight years. WBENC certified company. LORI TURNER-WILSON CEO and Founder, RedRover Sales & Marketing. Helps clients improve the productivity of their sales force and return on their marketing investment. Syndicated “Guerrilla Sales & Marketing” columnist in publications including Memphis Daily News and Nashville Ledger. President of AMA Memphis. Company featured by Greater Memphis Chamber as one of “Top 10 Companies to Watch in 2014.” Small Business Awards, Executive of the Year finalist, and “Top 40 Under 40,” Memphis Business Journal. CEIL T. WALKER CEO and President, Walker + Associates. Recipient, numerous Telly, Addy, Vox, and MarCom awards for clients including Tennessee Department of Tourist Development and Higher Education Commission, McDonald’s, Thomas & Betts, and Lucite International. Named Outstanding Alumnus, University of South Florida School of Mass Communications. Former Governor, River City States Council, American Association of Advertising. Recipient, Memphis Symphony’s Hebe Award. BECKY JONES WEST President and Founder, WestRogers, LLC. Services include media planning and buying, political and public affairs, crisis communications, and brand development. Specialties include political campaigns, healthcare, economic development, energy, real estate, entertainment and sports promotions. Planned and bought media for U.S. presidential candidate in 2016 national campaign. Trustees Chair and former Board Chair, Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis. Advisory Board, Ole Miss Meek School of Journalism and New Media. Board Member, Ole Miss Women’s Council. RUSS WILLIAMS CEO, Archer Malmo, an integrated agency founded in 1952 with 190 employees. A 25-year veteran of strategic action and an avid supporter of the Downtown Memphis creative community. Recipient, Memphis American Advertising Federation “2016 Silver Medal Award” and Inside Memphis Business 2016 CEO of the Year. “Top 40 Under 40,” Memphis Business Journal. M.B.A. from University of Virginia School of Business and B.S. from Christian Brothers University.

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Medical: Group Practice Administration

Doctors and nurses aren’t the only players keeping our hospitals and research institutions running, and the people in the business of saving lives aren’t always the ones wearing stethoscopes or peering into microscopes. The healthcare industry is ever-changing, from insurance regulations and day-to-day expenses, to ground-breaking discoveries and the acquisition of grants. These are the POWER PLAYERS behind the players. These individuals have their fingers on the pulse of change and growth in the healthcare industry and its need for expansion and development. For them, finding ways to provide the best clinical outcome in a challenging, evolving environment is just another day at the office. PAM ALEXANDER President and CEO, MidSouth Healthcare Management. Previous experience includes various positions with MPL and practice management as Chief Operating Officer of Symbion Physician Services. Opened Midsouth Healthcare Management in 2010, providing practice management services to include oversight management, accounts payables and monthly financials, human resources, and billing and collection services to all specialties. Certified Medical Coder. KIM AVERY Administrator and General Counsel, Mid-South Pulmonary Specialists, P.C. B.B.A., International Business and Economics; M.B.A., Healthcare Economics, and J.D., University of Memphis. Clinic is one of the largest pulmonary and critical care practices in the Southeast, specializing in the treatment of patients with respiratory illnesses as well as sleep medicine and intensivist services. Has been with the practice for 18 years. Also consults for primary care and other specialties. KEN BEASLEY CEO, MSK Group P.C. Leads the three divisions of MSK Group: Memphis Orthopaedic Group, OrthoMemphis, and Tabor Orthopedics, which deliver subspecialty services to those with orthopedic-related injuries or conditions. Formerly spent over 14 years with Baptist Hospital Memphis as VP, and ultimately as the CEO for the last four years. Completed his Masters of Science in Health Administration and Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of AlabamaBirmingham. Finalist, Healthcare Administrative Excellence, Memphis Business Journal. Actively

involved with Arthritis Foundation. Member, American College of Orthopaedic Executives and Medical Group. DREW BOTSCHNER Chief Executive Officer, University Clinical Health. M.B.A., Xavier University; law and bachelor’s degrees, Wake Forest University. Private practice arm of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine. Offers clinical practices in dermatology, family medicine, nephrology, ophthalmology (Hamilton Eye Institute), plastic surgery, neonatology, dermapathology, neurology, minimally invasive surgery, pathology, and hematology. Held leadership and legal roles in hospital systems throughout Ohio prior to joining University Clinical Health in 2014. DAVID CRISLIP COO, The Jones Clinic. B.S.N. and M.B.A., University of Memphis. Fellow, ACHE. Former Chairman, Community Health Council of Fayette County. Only independent oncology clinic in the region, maintaining more than 20 clinical trials at all times. Recognized for excellence in pneumonia care, Leapfrog, and The Joint Commission. Fellow, American Health Care Executives; Board of Directors, Mid-South Health Care Executives. Youth leader, Germantown United Methodist Church. DEBBIE EDDLESTONE CEO, Stern Cardiovascular Foundation. B.A., Education, LSU. Practice offers comprehensive approach to wellness and preventive medicine with 11 MidSouth locations. In 2011, Stern partnered with Baptist Memorial Health Care and in 2012 merged with Memphis Heart Clinic, making it the largest cardiology group in the area. Board Member, American Heart Association, MGMA,

National Association for Professional Women, and Medaxiom. Named to Memphis Business Journal “Superwomen in Business.” 2017 CEO of the Year, Inside Memphis Business. JOHN GROSS Practice Administrator, Shea Clinic. B.A., LSU. Comprehensive ENT medical practice and surgery center specializing in treatment of chronic hearing and balance disorders. Member, Leadership Council and Association of Otolaryngology Administrators. Elected National Program Chairperson, AOA Annual Institute in San Francisco. Starkey Foundation 2013 Director’s Award for providing outstanding help to the hearing impaired within the Memphis community. Starkey Foundation 2014 Millennium Award in recognition of those whose lives embody their mission of “So the World May Hear.” DAVID HARANO CEO, Gastro One, and CEO, TN Gastro. B.B.A., Finance, Emory University. M.B.A. and M.H.A., Georgia State. Former Chair, Medical Group Management Association’s Gastroenterology Administration Assembly. Board Member, Preventing Colorectal Cancer. Chairman, Colorectal Cancer Committee, Tennessee Cancer Coalition. Member, Tennessee Group Practice Coalition, Memphis Medical Group Management Association, Baptist Health Care Services Group Advisory Board, and MetroCare Physicians Practice Advisory Forum. DAN HEIN CEO, Memphis Orthopaedic Group, and Co-CEO, MSK Group, P.C. B.S., The Citadel; M.B.A., South Carolina. Former Major, U.S. Army. President, Tennessee Medical Group Management Association. Certified Medical Practice Executive, American College of Medical Practice Executives. Past President, Mid-South Medical Group Management Association. Member, American Association of Orthopaedic Executives. Board Member, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis and Wolf River Conservancy.

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GEORGE HERNANDEZ CEO, Campbell Clinic Orthopaedics, and Executive Director, The Campbell Foundation. 2012 Large Business of the Year, Germantown Area Chamber of Commerce. Board Member, Germantown Area Chamber of Commerce. City of Germantown Planning Commission Member and Germantown Police Department Reserve. Committee Chairman, American Academy of Orthopaedic Executives. Member, Board of Examiners, Healthcare Financial Management Association. JOHN A. LEWIS CEO, Semmes-Murphey Clinic. Offers neurosurgery, neurology, physiatry, and pain management, and serves all major medical centers in the Memphis area. M.B.A., Christian Brothers University. CPA, CITP, CertiďŹ ed IT Project Manager, and a Fellow in the American College of Medical Practice Executives. Member, Tennessee Association of CPAs, American Institute of CPAs, and the Medical Group Management Association. His community activities include service as the Memphis Heart Ball Chair, Senior Warden for Church of the Holy Communion, the Executive Board of the American Heart Association, the Executive Board of Shelby County Books from Birth (Imagination Library), and the national board of the Neurosurgery Executive Resource and Value Education Society. ERICH MOUNCE CEO, The West Clinic and West Cancer Center. B.S., Business, University of Southern California. B.S. and M.H.A. in Health Administration, California State University, Northridge. Previously, CEO of Lakeside Systems/Lakeside Comprehensive Healthcare in Glendale, California. Developed DC Healthcare Alliance, a public-private partnership to provide care for the underserved Washington, D.C., population. Helped to formulate a three way collaboration between Methodist, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, and The West Clinic to create the West Cancer Center, an innovative effort to combine expertise and provide new research and access to Phase I through Phase III clinical trials. 84 |

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Medical: Hospital Administration

Doctors and nurses aren’t the only ones keeping our hospitals running, and the people in the business of saving lives aren’t always the ones wearing stethoscopes. The following POWER PLAYERS are responsible for making healthcare delivery run smoothly, so that doctors can do their jobs and you can get the care you need. Administrators make sure hospitals operate efficiently and provide appropriate medical care to patients. While doctors strive to keep the blood flowing and the heart beating, the hospital administrator is doing his or her job keeping the hospital alive and healthy. These individuals also have their fingers on the pulse of change and growth in the healthcare industry and the need to expand, raise money for such expansions, and purchase the most state-of-the-art equipment for every area of the hospital. MERI ARMOUR President and CEO, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. M.S.N. and M.B.A., Case Western Reserve University. Led Le Bonheur to become one of the nation’s Best Children’s Hospitals as named by U.S. News & World Report. Opened 255-bed hospital in 2010, currently planning a $65 million expansion. Board Member, Tennessee Women’s Association, Urban Child Institute, Hospital Wing, Children’s Hospital Alliance of Tennessee, UTHSC Research and Technology Development, and Memphis Research Consortium. REGINALD COOPWOOD President and CEO, Regional One Health. Board-certified surgeon. Past Chair, Tennessee Hospital Association Board and American Hospital Association’s Governing Council on Metropolitan Hospitals. Chair, MidSouth e-Health Alliance and Memphis Division March of Dimes. Member, March of Dimes Tennessee State Chapter and BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Board. Recipient, 2010 Individual Leader in Health,

Community Health Charities of Tennessee; 2013 Tennessee Hospital Association Diversity Champion; and 2014 CEO of the Year Award, Inside Memphis Business. JAMES R. DOWNING President and CEO, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Research focused on improving treatment of childhood cancers. Instrumental in launching Pediatric Cancer Genome Project—made TIME’s 2012 list of top 10 medical breakthroughs. 2013 finalist on TIME’s 100 most influential people in the world list. Elected to Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. Architect of six-year plan to expand St. Jude clinical care and research programs in Memphis and around the world. AUDREY GREGORY CEO of St. Francis Healthcare responsible for overseeing all areas of operations at Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis and Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett. Earned both a master’s degree and a bachelor’s degree in nursing, and a master’s degree in healthcare administration, from Armstrong

Atlantic State University in Savannah, Georgia; and a Ph.D. in global leadership, concentrating in corporate and organizational management, from Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida. JASON LITTLE President and CEO, Baptist Memorial Health Care. Former Executive Vice President and COO, Baptist; and CEO Baptist Memphis, Baptist Golden Triangle, and Baptist Collierville. Recipient, Early Career Healthcare Executive Award, American College of Healthcare Executives. Board, Tennessee Hospital Association. West Tennessee Vice President, Tennessee Business Roundtable. Board of Trustees, New Memphis Institute. Alumni Board, University of Tennessee; Board, Greater Memphis Chamber. Industry Council, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. MICHAEL O. UGWUEKE President and CEO, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare. B.S., Shaw University; M.P.H., Emory; and D.H.A., South Carolina. 2012 Modern Healthcare “Top 25 Minority Executive.” Fellow, American College of Healthcare Executives. Member, National Association of Health Services Executives. Former Board Member, Memphis Academy of Health Sciences, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis, and the American Heart Association, Greater Southeast Area.

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Philanthropy

Give and take. It’s a phrase bandied about most often when a compromise is involved. But for an altruistic group, the “take” part simply doesn’t apply. These POWER PLAYERS don’t seek the spotlight, and their work quietly improves the fabric of the city in countless areas — from hunger and homelessness to racial reconciliation, education, the arts, healthcare, and the environment. Behind the scenes, they feed the poor, heal the sick, and provide more than just the basic necessities of life. They do so leading foundations and organizations that collectively give hundreds of millions of dollars to the region. But most importantly, they give those they serve a sense of hope and dignity. The term “give till it hurts” is not in their vernacular, as they happily give and ease the hurt of those they serve. And the city is better because of them. CHARLES BURKETT Chairman, First Tennessee Foundation. B.B.A., University of Memphis; Graduate, University of Virginia School of Banking and University of Tennessee Executive Development Program. Retired in 2011 as President of Banking of First Tennessee. Organization focuses community investment on arts and culture, economic development, education, and environmental and health and human services. In 2016, total foundation giving exceeded $6 million through grants to 530 nonprofit organizations. Since its inception in 1993, the First Tennessee Foundation has donated more than $70 million to strengthen communities. MAURICIO CALVO Executive Director, Latino Memphis. B.S., Christian Brothers University. Has been working to promote growth among the Latino middle class in Memphis since 2008. Latino Memphis provides aid and support to the Memphis Latino community, such as assistance in health care, college advice, and immigration services. Also puts on over 30 events during the year, including an annual festival and a 5K. Top 10 Young Professionals, The Memphis Chamber in 2011. “12 Who Made a Difference in 2012,” The Commercial Appeal. “Top 40 Under 40,” Memphis Business Journal, 2014. Board Member, Memphis Chamber of Commerce. NCLR, Southeast Affiliate Representative. MIKE CARPENTER Executive Director, Plough Foundation since 2013. B.A., International Relations/Political Science, University of Memphis. Foundation makes grants within Shelby County to meet community needs. Current initiatives address

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the aging population. Grantees include the Family Safety Center, Memphis Crime Commission, and the Memphis Zoo. “Top 40 Under 40,” Memphis Business Journal, 2009. Appointee to the Governor’s Task Force of Aging, 2013. Former Shelby County Commissioner. BOB FOCKLER President, Community Foundation of Greater Memphis. A.B., Princeton University. Works with individuals, families, and their professional advisors to establish and manage charitable giving plans tailored to their personal needs. Leads the largest grant maker in the area, allocating approximately $114 million in 2015. Board member, Southeastern Council of Foundations, Memphis University School, and MIFA. BARBARA ROSSER HYDE President, J.R. Hyde III Family Foundation and J.R. Hyde Sr. Foundation. Dedicated to improving the quality of life in the Memphis area. Involved in public education reform, including KIPP Academy, Teach for America, and New Leaders. Founding Member and Former Board Chair, Shelby Farms Park Conservancy. Former Trustee, New Memphis Institute and Yale University Art Gallery. Named one of “Top 100 Most Powerful People in Tennessee,” BusinessTN, 2004. PAULA JACOBSON President, Methodist Healthcare Foundation. B.A., American Studies, Tulane University; M.A., Guidance and Counseling, SMU. Leads fundraising for clinical priorities and community health initiatives of Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, including hospice, community health disparities initiatives, and the

comprehensive sickle cell center. Former Board of Trustees President, Temple Israel. Former Board Member and Executive Director, Jewish Foundation of Memphis. Board Member, MIFA. LAURA K. LINDER President and Chief Executive Officer, Jewish Community Partners. Executive Director, Memphis Jewish Federation. Bachelor of Arts, Journalism, and Psychology, Indiana University. Certified Fundraising Executive. Named to “Top 40 under 40,” Memphis Business Journal. Emerging Young Leaders Award, National Council of Jewish Women, Milwaukee. Past President, Memphis Planned Giving Council. Past Secretary, Memphis Grantmaker’s Forum. Past Board Member, Playhouse on the Square/Circuit Playhouse. JENNY NEVELS Executive Director, Baptist Memorial Health Care Foundation. B.A., Rhodes College. Foundation raised $17 million in 2015 and 2016 in support of its charitable mission. Causes supported include the Baptist Heart Institute, the Kemmons Wilson Family Center for Good Grief, the Baptist Reynolds Hospice House, scholarships for students at the Baptist College of Health Sciences, Baptist Operation Outreach, and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at the Spence and Becky Wilson Baptist Children’s Hospital. Named one of “50 Women Who Make a Difference,” 2005. Member, Association of Health Care Philanthropy and Association of Fundraising Professionals. MAUREEN O’CONNOR Vice President of Institutional Advancement for Le Bonheur. Leads the efforts of the Le Bonheur Foundation, Marketing, Public Policy, Trauma Administration, and Injury Prevention teams. Prior to joining Le Bonheur in January 2009, worked for The New York Times Company in advertising, marketing, and sales in New York, and served as vice president of Sales and Executive Vice President and station manager for WREG-TV News Channel 3 in Memphis. Bachelor’s degree in marketing, Iona College; M.B.A., Christian Brothers University. DEANO ORR Executive Director, International Paper Foundation. B.B.A., University of Mississippi. Responsible for oversight, development, and strategic alignment of all IP giving programs, with more than $11 million in donations and charitable contributions annually around the globe with a primary focus on environmental education and literacy. Officer, Ole Miss Alumni Association Board of Directors. Tri-State Defender 2012 Men of Excellence Inductee.

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Inaugural Recipient of the International Paper Diversity and Inclusion Impact Award. TAMMIE RITCHEY Executive Director, Regional One Health Foundation. Serves as relationship manager connecting philanthropists to programs, causes, and clinical leaders who can fulfill their desire to change healthcare and impact lives. A native Memphian and graduate of Rhodes College. Certified Fundraising Executive. Member, Memphis Downtown Rotary Club, Association of Fundraising Professionals, Association of Healthcare Philanthropy, and the Health Management Academy. GAYLE S. ROSE Chairman, Rose Family Foundation. Chief Executive Officer and Founder, EVS Corporation. Bachelor’s, University of Northern Iowa; Master’s, Management and Public Administration, Harvard. Chair and active supporter, Memphis Symphony Orchestra. Founder, Team Max. Co-founded the Chopra Companies with Deepak Chopra. Named one of Tennessee’s 100 Most Powerful People by BusinessTN. 2012 CEO of the Year, Inside Memphis Business. Recipient, Changing Face of Philanthropy Award, International Women’s Funding Network, and Woman of Achievement Award. ELIZABETH ROUSE President and Chief Executive Officer, ArtsMemphis. Oversees the organization’s support of the local arts community through programs and funding. Joined ArtsMemphis in 2006 and served as Chief Development Officer and Chief Operating Officer before assuming the top spot this year. A Leadership Memphis alum and a member of the Greater Memphis Chamber Board of Directors. JAN YOUNG Executive Director, Assisi Foundation of Memphis, Inc. Doctorate in Nursing. Initiatives include Ethical Fitness and Bridges Out of Poverty. Recipient, Outstanding Alumni Awards from University of Tennessee and University of Memphis; Outstanding Air National Guard Nurse. Member, Institute of Global Ethics, Southeastern Council of Foundations, Nurses Association, Sigma Theta Tau, and Military Order of World Wars. Organization awarded grants of more than $10 million in 2013.

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No city can thrive without the support of a vibrant public service community. From feeding the hungry to promoting diversity to establishing and preserving green spaces in the city, public service keeps us moving toward a better tomorrow. The following POWER PLAYERS represent active organizations and waves of folks volunteering their time, money, and expertise for the good of the community. They work hard every day to aid those in need by providing essential services, solve and prevent serious problems, help ensure our safety, and advance the common good. Their focus extends to children, youth, seniors, and the disabled, to improved race relations, health and fitness, spiritual and emotional needs, and the arts. Their efforts drive the inspiration in all of us to make a difference, and thanks to these POWER PLAYERS we have a better Memphis to show for it. JEN ANDREWS Executive Director, Shelby Farms Park Conservancy. Oversees services, amenities, and operations at Shelby Farms Park and Shelby Farms Greenline, including implementation of Master Plan. Former Director of Development and Communications with the Conservancy. B.A. English Literature, Rhodes College. Memphis Flyer, “Top 20 under 30”. Former Board Member, Playhouse on the Square. Member, New Memphis Institute, Leadership Memphis, City Parks Alliance, National Recreation and Parks Association, and Mid-South Regional Greenprint Communications Committee. KENNETH R. BENNETT Founder, Street Ministries. B.S. and M.S., University of Memphis. Executive Director, SOUL (Sending Out Urban Leaders), responsible for hiring staff to train, develop, and fund urban leaders across the city. Received Thomas W. Briggs Community Service Award, East Memphis Rotary Citizen of the Year, Memphis Theological Seminary’s Humanitarian Award, Lyndhurst Prize, and 2015 Memphis Fatherhood Hall of Fame award. RUBY BRIGHT Executive Director and Chief Administrative Officer, Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis. Named Foundation of the Year, MPACT Memphis. Former Chair, Women’s Funding Network. Recipient, Henry Logan Starks Award, Memphis Theological Seminary; Changing Face of Philanthropy Award, Women’s Funding Network; Kate Gooch Award, Leadership Memphis; J.A. McDaniel Award, Urban League; Ruby R. Wharton Award for Community Service; Women of Achievement Vision 88 |

Award; and Evie Horton Award. 2014 Memphis Business Journal “Super Women in Business.” RICHARD L. FISHER CEO, Chickasaw Council of the Boy Scouts of America. Graduate, University of Kansas. Has served 26 years with Scout councils, primarily in the Midwest. Oversees a $3.8 million annual budget, a staff of more than 30, and about 4,000 Scout leaders. The Chickasaw Council is serving 7,500 youth in 17 counties with 2,500 volunteers. Has written a gang guide for volunteers in troubled communities, created a basketball tournament to recruit older boys to Scouting, and developed a program for Scouting activities at correctional facilities where parents of Scouts are kept. J. DANIEL GARRICK Executive Director, Lifeblood. From 2000 to 2015, Garrick served as Lifeblood’s chief financial and operating officer. He has a B.S. in Accounting from Mississippi State University and graduated from the University of Mississippi School of Banking. He also has post-graduate work at University of Wisconsin and Harvard School of Business. He is a member of Leadership Memphis’ class of 2008 and has served on numerous transfusion industry Boards. Lifeblood is a non-profit business unit of Blood Systems, Inc. one of the largest providers of blood products in the country. Lifeblood provides more than 100,000 blood components to area hospitals annually. Mr. Garrick is married and has four daughters. H. DALE HALL Chief Executive Officer, Ducks Unlimited Inc. Organization celebrating 80th anniversary as world’s leader in wetlands and waterfowl conservation. B.S., Biology and Chemistry, Cumberland College; master’s in fisheries science, LSU. Spent 30 years with the U.S. Fish and

Wildlife Service, the last four as Director, appointed by President George W. Bush. Formerly owned a natural resources consulting company. In current position since 2010. Author of numerous published papers on wetlands, fisheries ecology, and other topics. CYNTHIA HAM President/CEO, BRIDGES. B.A., Journalism, University of Memphis. Former Principal and Chief PR Officer, Archer Malmo. Served as Executive Director, Memphis in May, from 1987 to 1996, where she launched Beale Street Music Festival. Opened Mud Island in 1982. First Marketing Director, Beale Street Historic District. President, Beale Street Caravan. Outstanding Journalism Alumni Award, 1999. Lifetime Achievement Award along with husband Jeff Sanford, Downtown Memphis Commission, 2011. Recipient, AdFed Silver Medal Award, 2013. SALLY JONES HEINZ Executive Director, MIFA. B.A., Rhodes College; master’s, American Studies, University of Texas. Joined senior staff in 2007 as Vice President of Development. Former Director of Development, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art. Former Director of Marketing and Vice President of Publications, Robert F. Sharpe Company, Inc. Former Director of Alumni, Director of Publications, and acting Director of Communications, Rhodes College. Former Executive Director, Memphis Heritage. Session Member, First Presbyterian Church. ONIE JOHNS Founder, Caritas Village. Organization, located in Binghampton, seeks to strike accord between races and classes and is a community asset for neighborhood children. It includes a restaurant, cultural and arts activities, a theater, free health clinic, after-school programs, tutoring, and ESL programs. Recipient, 2011 Legends Award, Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis. Has joined forces with other organizations, including Binghampton Development Corp., Service Over Self, BRIDGES, and Jacob’s Ladder. MELANIE ANN KELLER President and CEO, Meritan, Inc. B.S., Nursing, and M.H.A., University of Memphis. Nonprofit health and social services agency that provides home healthcare, homemaker service, private duty nursing, and other nursing services to individuals with disabilities, senior employment services, and foster care services in Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas, and Georgia. Agency also part of the Shelby County Coordinated Response to Elder Abuse. Recipient, Outstanding Home Care Leader Award, Tennessee Association for Home Care; 2015 Memphis Business Journal Super Women in Business Award; 2015 Health Care Hero winner for Administrative Excellence.

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PATRICK W. LAWLER Chief Executive Officer, Youth Villages. B.A. and M.A., University of Memphis. Youth Villages helps 22,000 children and families nationwide annually with 2,700 staff in 72 locations. Recognized in 2006 as one of “America’s Best Leaders,” U.S. News and World Report. Board Member, Bank of Bartlett and Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett. Master Entrepreneur, the Society of Entrepreneurs. Has led Youth Villages since the organization was founded in 1986. SHANTELLE LEATHERWOOD Chief Executive Officer, Christ Community Health Services. B.S., Health Care Administration and Planning, Tennessee State University. Master’s, Health Administration, University of Missouri-Columbia. Member, Mid-South American Cancer Society, City of Memphis IBM Smarter Cities Challenge Steering Committee, and the Infant Mortality Rate Initiative Core Leadership Team. TONY MARTINI President and Chief Executive Officer, Memphis Goodwill Industries. The nonprofit provides employment and life skills assistance to persons with significant work barriers. Provides contract services through government partnerships. President, Tennessee Association of Goodwills. Past President, Southeastern Association of Goodwills. Graduate, New Memphis Academy. Finalist, 2014 Executive of the Year, Memphis Business Journal. 2015 Outstanding Italian, Memphis Italian Fest. Founder, the Excel Center for Adult Learners. ESTELLA H. MAYHUE-GREER President and Chief Executive Officer, Mid-South Food Bank. B.A., M.A., University of Memphis. Has been with Food Bank since 1996. Started Food Bank’s Kids Cafes, Food for Kids BackPack Programs, and Mobile Pantry. Organization serves needy people in 31 counties through a network of 274 charitable feeding programs. Member, UT College of Medicine Advisory Board and Trezevant Manor Board of Directors. Served on the Feeding America National Council. Named one of “50 Women Who Make A Difference,” Memphis Woman. Graduate, Leadership Memphis. 2015 Memphis City Council Humanitarian Award. NANCY NUNN MCGEE Chief Executive Officer, Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence. B.A. and M.P.A., University of Arkansas. Organization is a resource to Mid-South nonprofits, helping to build capacity to more effectively meet the needs of their clients and improve quality of life in the region. The

nonprofit provides training and consulting services in the areas of financial sustainability, human capital and impact, as well as research of and advocacy for the regional sector. Named one of “50 Women Who Make a Difference,” Memphis Woman. Has been leading the organization for over 20 years. CHARLES MCVEAN Chairman and Founder, Peer Power Foundation. Graduated with honors from Vanderbilt University. Nonprofit tutors more than 1,000 kids in schools in Tennessee and Mississippi, combining performance-based compensation with powerful effects of peer groups. Chairman and CEO, McVean Trading & Investments. Founder and Chairman, Aerobic Cruiser Hybrid Cycles. Recipient of 2013 Innovation Award, Inside Memphis Business and Fogelman College of Business & Economics, The University of Memphis. G. SCOTT MORRIS Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Church Health Center. B.A., University of Virginia; M.Div., Yale; M.D., Emory University. Board Member, Healthy Shelby, Urban Youth Initiative, Orpheum Theatre and Halloran Centre for Performing Arts and Education. Member, Memphis Bioworks Foundation Advisory Board. Chairman, Memphis and Shelby County Medical Society Ethics Committee. Honorary Doctor of Letters, 2015, University of Memphis. The Society of Entrepreneurs Master Entrepreneur award, 2011. Memphis Theological Seminary’s President’s Humanitarian Award, 2010. The Kindness Revolution’s Spirit of Kindness Award, 2010. LIZ NELSON President and Chief Executive Officer, Make-A-Wish Mid-South. B.A., University of Oklahoma. Organization grants wishes of children between ages of 2 ½ and 18 who have life-threatening medical conditions, to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy. Has been with the organization since 2005. Chapter has received national MakeA-Wish Infinite Wish Award and multiple Fundraising Achievement Awards. Involved with Hope Church. Married, with four children and two granddaughters. KENNETH ROBINSON President/Chief Executive Officer of United Way of the Mid-South since February 2015. Past Tennessee Commissioner of Health (2003-2007), and has served as Health Program and Policy Consultant and County Health officer to the mayor of Shelby County since 2008. Long-time civic leader and past Board Member of local United Way, playing key role in fund distribution and community impact efforts. Pastor of St. Andrew AME Church. B.A., cum laude, from Harvard;

Doctor of Medicine from Harvard Medical School; Master of Divinity from Vanderbilt. RICHARD C. SHADYAC JR. Leads ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, which is supported by more than 9 million donors and 1 million volunteers. More than 31,000 fundraising activities are held annually, including the FedEx St. Jude Classic and St. Jude Memphis Marathon. His leadership has propelled ALSAC to become the top healthcare charity in the United States and St. Jude continues to receive top scores in donor loyalty and engagement as the most trusted nonprofit brand. Board Member, Memphis Tomorrow and Greater Memphis Chamber. 2016 CEO of the Year, Inside Memphis Business. GARY SHORB Chief Executive Officer, The Urban Child Institute. B.S., Clemson University, M.B.A., University of Memphis. Previously, led expansion of Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown and new Le Bonheur hospital, and garnered the Corporation of the Year, Memphis Business Development Corporation, and best hospital in Memphis, U.S. News & World Report. Former Board Member, National Civil Rights Museum and Memphis Bioworks Foundation. Former Chairman, Memphis Tomorrow. MADELEINE C. TAYLOR Executive Director, Memphis Branch NAACP. B.S., Simmons College; M.S., Cornell. NAACP’s mission is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of all citizens. Has worked for NAACP for more than 20 years. Memphis Branch is second largest in U.S. Has served on boards of the Jessie Mahan Day Care Center, Girls, Inc., and Girl Scouts Heart of the South. Received Community Service Award from FBI. Has worked for years with the Shelby County Links Beautillion and New Memphis Institute. JUNE WADDELL WEST Executive Director, Memphis Heritage. B.F.A., University of Arkansas. Organization educates and coordinates groups to save, reuse, and maintain architecturally and historically significant buildings and neighborhoods. Graduate, Leadership Memphis. Worked to preserve buildings at Overton Square, Rowland Darnell House, Tennessee Brewery, Hotel Chisca, Sears Crosstown, and the Richards House, all on the National Register of Historic Places. Currently working to preserve Aretha Franklin’s Birth Home and the Mid-South Coliseum.

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In this age of sophisticated criminals and corporate espionage, a company can never be too careful. Security firms are only too aware of the dangers — physical, tactical, electronic — that can face even the most cautious of companies. A single breach can spell major disruption, and it can endanger lives and livelihoods like never before. That’s why the U.S. security industry is forecast to grow nearly 4 percent annually through 2018, according to the National Security Industry Association. In this category, we name the Memphis POWER PLAYERS who keep us, our belongings, and our businesses safe. Whether your company needs guards, alarm and camera systems, or to fortify property as protection from foes one and all, these professionals will give you a peace of mind that is priceless. They protect and serve. CHRIS BIRD President, Dillard Door & Security, Inc. Past President, CrimeStoppers of Memphis. Past President, Door and Hardware Institute, Mid-South Chapter. Past Vice President, Construction Specifications Institute. Member, State Leadership Council and State PAC, National Federation of Independent Business. Member, Greater Memphis Chamber, Electronic Security Association, American Society for Industrial Security, and Building Owners and Managers Association. Board Member, Regional One Health Foundation. E. WINSLOW “BUDDY” CHAPMAN Executive Director, Crimestoppers of Memphis and Shelby County. B.S., U.S. Naval Academy; M.S., Administration of Justice, Southern Illinois. Former Manager of Business Development, Guardsmark; Vice president and Director of Personnel Administration, Dobbs International Services; Director, Memphis Police Department, 1976-83. Past Member, White House Presidential Advisory Commission on Law Enforcement. Graduate, Leadership Memphis. JONATHAN FRASE Owner and CEO, Frase Protection. Company started by his father more than 40 years ago. Joined company after a successful career as a commercial airline pilot. Partner, Z-Tech Central, LLC, a wholesale alarm monitoring center based in Memphis. Chairman, St. Mary’s Soup Kitchen Advisory Board. Active Member, Holy Spirit Catholic Church. Singer and rhythm guitarist for Minor Street Strings, a local country and bluegrass band. Proud husband and father of three children.

KIM HEATHCOTT Founder and CEO, Clarion Security LLC. B.A. Economics, Vanderbilt; M.B.A., Southern Methodist University. Largest Women-owned business and top 5 Pacesetter for the past two years, Services include uniformed, armed, and unarmed security officers, security patrols, and alarm response. Past President, National Alliance of Women Business Owners, Memphis Chapter. Leadership Memphis 2012 graduate, Member, Small Business Council, Memphis Chamber. Co-Chairman, NAWBO women’s Accelerator. Married to Clarion Security President, Larry Heathcott. BARRY MARSHALL President and Partner, Security One, Inc. More than 35 years of experience in public and private sectors. University of Memphis graduate. Began his career at Security One, the commercial security firm founded by his father in 1973. Joined Shelby County Sheriff’s Department in 1977 and currently serves as a Reserve Instructor with the Memphis Police Department. Security One was rated as a top security company by the Memphis Business Journal, 2012 and 2013. Board Member, Carnival Memphis. MICHAEL MCCUNE President, Corporate IQ, Inc. Served for 17 years with Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, working in Patrol, Fugitive, Civil, and Narcotics Divisions. Former President, Shelby County Deputy Sheriffs’ Association. Founded in 1998 to investigate internal thefts at a local trucking business, company is an upscale security firm managed and owned by former law enforcement professionals,

specializing in armed residential patrol, armed limousine service, and armed executive protection utilizing former and off-duty law enforcement officers. PATTI PHELPS Owner and CEO, Phelps Security, Inc. Company founded in 1953 by Lloyd Phelps, Sr. After attending MSU and a career as Sales Manager for OES, Inc, purchased Phelps Security, Inc. with her late husband, Lloyd Phelps, Jr. Co-founder, B.I.G. for Memphis. Board Member, CrimeStoppers and Memphis Fallen Officer Memorial. Past Board Bember, COMEC. Past Committee Chair, BOMA Emergency Preparedness Committee. More than 35 years of experience managing and operating one of Memphis’ oldest security companies. Nationally certified, Woman-Owned Business. CRAIG WEISS Co-Founder and CEO, Central Defense Security. Bachelor of Arts, English, University of Texas at Austin; Executive M.B.A., University of Memphis. Helped Central Defense Security become a leading security provider in the region. Immediate Past President, Memphis Jewish Community Center. Chairman of the Board, Paragon Bank. Executive Committee Member, United Way of the Mid-South. Board Member, Memphis Child Advocacy Center and Jewish Community Partners. National Board Member, Jewish Rock Radio and JCC Association. STANLEY ZITRON Founder and CFO, Avision Inc. Founded company in 1995, providing innovative surveillance and perimeter protection, utilizing megapixel cameras and wireless technology, and specializing in corporate, industrial, medical, retail, and educational security. Also founded The Showroom Inc., a chain of retail stores, and The Cancer Hot Line. Member, Electronic Security Association, Tennessee Burglar & Fire Alarm Association, National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association, and Better Business Bureau. Partner, AVIGILON, Inc. Company now offers Analytics with security cameras, helping customers be proactive against crime.

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Good help can be hard to find, but local companies are well-prepared to take the guesswork out of the hiring process. Offering some combination of professional recruiting, personnel consulting, headhunting, and executive placement, these companies serve employer clients throughout the city, region, and country. Whether it be direct hire, contract, or contract-for-hire services, staffing agencies make it their business to fill the gaps in your workforce, with a broad range of job opportunities. These companies are dedicated to the talent needs of clients, as well as the goals and interests of the candidates they represent. The individuals bring a wealth of experience to their positions — from banking and accounting to personnel management and information technology — that broadens their expertise in staffing and human resources. GAREN HADDAD President & CEO, gatewaypersonnel. com, 33-year-old Executive Search & Staffing firm. Company specializes in accounting, finance, operations, engineering, technology, HR and administrative disciplines. Member, PinnacleSociety.com, nation’s premier consortium of top recruiters within executive search industry. Board Member, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Mid-South. KIRK JOHNSTON Managing Partner, Vaco Memphis. B.A., Finance, University of Memphis. Company specializes in consulting, contract, and direct-hire placements in technology, finance, accounting, marketing, supply-chain, and logistics. National company named to the Inc. 5000 “Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies” for 10 consecutive years. Vaco was a finalist for Best Places to Work, Small Business Awards, founding member, Memphis AMA chapter, Board Member, Orphanos Foundation. Member, Project Management Institute.

Memphis Institute alumnus. Past Chairman and Director, Emerge Memphis. Former director, Navy League of Memphis. DENISE BURNETT STEWART President/CEO, OR Nurses Nationwide, a Source One Company. R.N., St. John’s School of Nursing; B.S.N., Maryville College. “Largest Women Owned Business” from 2006-2010, and 2011 Corporate E Award, Tennessee Council on Women. Partner, The Daisy Award for Extraordinary Nurses. Certified, Joint Commission for Healthcare Staffing. Administrator, American Heart Association Community Training Center. Board Member, Society of Entrepreneurs, LifeWing Partners, LLC, Church Health Center, and Baptist College of Health Sciences. DOTTY SUMMERFIELD GIUSTI President, Summerfield Associates, Inc. Certified WBE. Member and Recipient, Norbert I.B. Fried Ethics Award, National Association of Personnel Services. Charter Member, Million Dollar Circle.

Member, Five Million Dollar Circle, Tennessee Association of Personnel Services. “50 Women Who Make A Difference,” Memphis Woman. Board Member, Memphis Child Advocacy Center and Better Business Bureau of the Mid-South. Founding Member, Greater Memphis Information Technology Council. DINAH TERRY CEO and President, Omni Staffing Plus, Inc. Graduated from Belhaven University in Memphis, Tennessee. Provides testing, training, and placement. Has been in position since 1999. Former Owner and Operator of OmniAdult Training Center, providing training and placement for medical transcription and terminology. Has attracted highly motivated and committed employees who are empowered by providing them with career development opportunities. DAN WEDDLE President, ProTech Systems Group, Inc. B.B.A., University of Memphis. Firm offers talent acquisition, technology consulting, and managed/ cloud services. Company named the 2016 Cisco South Partner of the Year. Received 2013 and 2014 Torch Award, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis, and 2015 National Medallion Award & National Award of Merit from the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Firm is technology partner and supporter of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis. Board Member, Streets Ministries, ESMOC CDC Inc. and the Greater Memphis IT Council. Leadership Memphis Executive Program, 2017.

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Adams, Bob . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Adams, J. Kevin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Adler, Kevitt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Alexander, Pam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Anderson, Calvin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112 Andrews, Charlie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Andrews, David S. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Andrews, Jen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 Archer, Ward . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Armour, Meri . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 Arnold, Jeff L. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Askew III, Lee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Askew, Mark W. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Auerbach, Charlie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Avery, Kim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Bailey, Kirk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Baker III, J. Austin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Bandele, Ekundayo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Barber, Scott. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 Bares, Steven J. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Bargiacchi, Steve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Barnes, Greg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Barnett, Ed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Barry, Scott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Batterson, Brett . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Beal, Ron . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 Bean, Bob . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Bearden, Jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Bearman Jr., Leo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Beasley, Ken E. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Beaty, James . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Bellanti, Gary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Belz, Jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Belz, Ronald “Ron” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Bennett, Kenneth R. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 Berger, Stephen C. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Berry-Buckley, Susan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 Bicks, Nathan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Bird, Chris . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 Bollinger, Michael . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Bolton Jr., H. Eric . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Bomar, Scott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Botschner, Drew . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Bouten, Jan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Bowers, Becky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Bowling, W. Kerby . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Boyle, Paul . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Brandon, Ray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Brewer, Cindy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Bright, Ruby . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 Brockman, Scott A. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Bronczek, David . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Brown, Kennard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Brown, Robert “Bob” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Browne, Douglas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Brunson, Don . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Buckner, Karen W. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Buring, Danny . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Burkett, Charles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 Bursi, Richard C. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Burton, Tara . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Byrd, Harold . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Calvo, Mauricio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 Camp, Jeff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Canty, Ned . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

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Cannon, Jud . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Carkeet, Bill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Carpenter, Doug . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Carpenter, Mike . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 Carter, Robert B. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 Cates, Andy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Cates, Andy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 Chalk, Lanny . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Chandler, Paul . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Chapman, E. Winslow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 Chase Jr., William J. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Chauhan, Chirag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Chaum, Edward . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Christopher, Gregory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Citrone, Cheryl Burch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Clanton, Don . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Clark, P. Anthony . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Cobbins, Darrell T. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Coffee, Nancy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Collins, James F. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Collins, Jerry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 Colwell, Robin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Cook, Wayne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Coop, Phillip G. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Cooper, Pace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Coopwood, Reginald . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 Cordell, Phil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Corrigan Jr., J. Eustis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Cox, Wright . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Cremerius, Robert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60 Crislip, David . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Crone, Alan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Crow, John D. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Crum, Larry E. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Crump, Metcalf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Crutcher, Pearson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Cuicchi, David L. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

Ellett, Courtney . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Esrael, W. Craig . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Etter, Jim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Farnsworth, Thomas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Farrell, James P. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ferguson, Bill. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Finnell, Kelly O. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Finnell, Timothy J. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fish, Kathleen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fisher, Gwyn R. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fisher, Richard L. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fleming, Scott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fly, Buzz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fockler, Bob . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fogelman, Rick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Foley, Kevin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Forbis, Jim S. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ford, Mott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Forrester Jr., Eugene S. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Forrester, Mark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Frase, Jonathan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Frick, Michael . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Friedrich, Karl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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DeGutis, Vince . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Dehart, Trey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 DelBrocco, David L. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 DePeters, David A. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 DePriest, Paul. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Deutsch, Michael . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Dixon, Dianne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Dodson, Gary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Donati, Donald . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Douglas, Brian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Downing, James R. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 Drake, J. Michael . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Ducker, Michael L. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Dudley, Charles B. III . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Dulberger, Reid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Dunavant III, William B. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Dunavant Jr., William B. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Dunavant, David L. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Duncan, Bill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Dyson, Shannon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Dyson, Todd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48

Gardner, Rick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Garner, Douglas A. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Garrett, Timothy N. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Garrick, J. Daniel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 Gaushell, Charles T. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 George, Mark H. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Gibson, Kathy Buckman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Giles, William “Bill” T. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Gillette, Robert J. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Gilliam, Art . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Giusti, Dotty Summerfield . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 Glassman, Richard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Glays, Don . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Gnuschke, John E. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Godwin, Deborah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Gomes-Solecki, Maria . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Goodfellow, Mark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Gossett, Al . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Graf Jr., Alan B. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Graham, Samuel N. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Grai, Angela . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Green, Jim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Gregory, Audrey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 Gregory, Greg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Gregory, Randal L . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Gresham, Cindi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Grey, Mark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Griesbeck, John M. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Griffin, Bill. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Grimes Jr., Thomas L. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Grinder, Fred . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Gross, John R. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Guinn, Steve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Gwatney, Russell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

Earheart-Brown, Daniel “Jay” . . . . . . . . 64 Earl, Tommy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Eckstein, Eugene . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Eddlestone, Debbie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Edwards, Mike . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Ehrlich, Jerry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Elkington, John . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44

Haddad, Garen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hagan, Joseph . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Haizlip, Reb . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hall, H. Dale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hall, Jeffery S. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hall, Tracy D. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hall, Rick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Hallowell, Trace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Halperin, Mark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Ham, Cynthia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 Hamilton, Myra . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Harano, David . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Harris, Mark E. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Harvey, Albert C. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Hawkins, O. Mason . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Hawkins, Steve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Hayes, Kerry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Hazen, Ken . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Heathcott, Kim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 Heflin III, John J. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99 Hein, Dan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Heinz, Joseph R. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70 Heinz, Sally Jones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 Henry, Mark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Henson, Gene . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Hernandez, George . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 Herrod, Henry G. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101 Higginbotham Moody, Trudy . . . . . . . . 22 Hill, Charles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Hine, Laura . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Hines, Angie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Hoekstra, Philip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Holcomb, Hampton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60, 70 Hollingsworth, Lance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Hord, Carter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Hornyak, Jon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Howard-Flynn, Michele . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99 Huss, Matt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Hussong, Carissa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Hutchinson, Randy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Hutton, Henry A. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Hyde Jr., J.R. “Pitt” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Hyde, Barbara Rosser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 Isaacs, Jim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Ivy Jr., John D. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Jackson, Laurita . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Jacobson, Paula . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 James, Keith A. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Jaqua, David . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Jensen, Lawrence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Johns, Onie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 Johnson, Joel T. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Johnson, Philip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Johnson, Thomas B. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Johnston, Kirk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 Jones, Don W. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Jordan, Bryan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27, 35 Jordan, Patrick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Jude, Carma C. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Kamimura, Kunio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Kane, Kevin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Keegan Jr., James “Jay” F. . . . . . . . . . . 50, 92 Keegan, Jim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Keller, Melanie Ann . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 Kelley, Christi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Kelman, Marty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Keras Jr., James J. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 King, Doug . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Kisber, Michael E. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Klein, Jerry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Klevan, David . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50

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Krupicka, Lisa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Kruse, Karen M. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Lacy, Glenn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Landaiche, Pierre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Landau, Glenn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Laughlin, John N. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Lawler, Patrick W. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55, 89 Lamm, Preston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Lammel, W. Joseph . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Landau, Glenn R. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Leatherwood, Shantelle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Less, David . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Lewis, John A. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 Lichterman, Lisa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Lightman, Michael A. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Liles, Stinson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Linder, Laura K. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 Linkous, Rusty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Lipman, Ira A. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Litch, Debbie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Little, Jason . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 Litvin, Ari M. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Loeb, Robert “Bob” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46, 57 Losch III, Willliam C. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Lynch, Clifford F. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Magid, Richard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Mallory III, W. Neely . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Malmo, John R. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9, 82 Malone, Deidre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Marshall, Barry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 Marston Jr., J. Kenneth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Martin, H. Montgomery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Martini, Tony . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Mathews, Eric . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Mathis Jr., S. Eugene . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Maxwell, Charles D. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 May, David C. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 May, Sherry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Mayhue-Greer, Estella H. . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 McAdams, Kevin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 McConnell, Tom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 McCune, Michael . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 McDermott, Chris . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 McDuffie, Richard W. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 McGarvey, Betty Sue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 McGee, Nancy Nunn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 McGehee, Jim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 McGrew III, Frank A. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 McKee Jr., Lewis K. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 McKinney, Charles R. (Mack) . . . . . . . . . 62 McLaren, Michael G. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99 McLean, Chris . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 McManus, Michael S. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 McQuiston II, John . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 McVean, Charles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Medford, Mark A. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Meeks Jr., Jim E. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Mercer, Chris . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Michael, Jeff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Miller, Andrea Lewis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Miller, Robert F. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Mitchell, Lawrence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Moody, Robert. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Moore Jr., Johnny B. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

Morehead, Robert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Morgan Jr., Allen B. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Morris, Dale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Morris, Jeff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Morris, Valerie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Morris, G. Scott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Morrison, Carl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Mounce, Erich . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 Mulroy II, James R. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Myers, Jay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Myers, Richard J. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72

Ritchey Sr., Bruce Kent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Ritchey, Tammie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 Robertson Jr., Howard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Robinson, Kenneth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Rodell, Rick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Rose, Gayle S. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69, 87 Rose, Michael D. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Rouse, Elizabeth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 Rudd, David . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64

Pace, Wm. Ashley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Pacello, Tommy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Palmisano, Robert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Park, Jeremy C. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Patton Jr., Clyde L. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Patton, Randy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Paylor, Kenneth David . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Payne, B. Robert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Payne, Jody . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Pearson, Jeffrey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Pera, Lucian T. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Phelps, Patti . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 Phillips V, John . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Phillips, Richard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Pickler, David . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Pierce Sr., Allen W. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Pierotti, Andy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Pitts, Anne E. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Pitts, John Robert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Plummer Sr., Laurence V. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Poag, Josh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Pohlman, Michael . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Popwell, David T. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Porter, David . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Posey III, William H. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Powers, Nisha . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Pratt, Harry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Prentice, Brian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Prosterman, Gary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Pugh, Dorothy Gunther . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

Saatkamp, Cynthia H. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Saig, Edward “Eddie” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Sammons, Jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Savage, Joe T. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Scarboro, Dr. Douglas G.. . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Schaeffer, Fred. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Schaeffer, Joseph H. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Schledwitz, Karl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Schwab, Steve J. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Sellers, Tim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Sevier, Charles H. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Shadyac Jr., Richard C. . . . . . . . . . . . . 11, 89 Sharp, Kevin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Shields, Stephen L. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Shockey, Leigh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Shoemaker, Jim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Shorb, Gary S. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Simmons, Sheperd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Sims Jr., Charles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50, 62 Sitler, Linn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Skinner, Mike . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Smarrelli Jr., John . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Smith, Brad V. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Smith, Bruce M. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Smith, Douglas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Smith, Frederick W. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9, 35 Smith, Jeffrey C. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Smith, Leslie Lynn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Smith, Stefan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Smith, Stewart A. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Smithwick III, Robert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Smythe, Katie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Spann, David J. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Speer, John C. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Spencer, Bill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Stafford, W. Scott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Stallworth, Frank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Steffner, Joseph L. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Steorts, Ken . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Stephenson, Susan S. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Stephenson, Tom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Stevenson, Gary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Stewart, Denise Burnett . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 Stovall IV, W. Howard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Sullivan, Brian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Sutton, Mark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

Rasmussen, Robin H. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Reich, Lewis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Reid, Frank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Reid, Glen G. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Relling, Mary V. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Rhodes, Bill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Richards, Christine D. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Ricks, Frank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Riggins, Kirk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42

Tabor, Wayne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Talley, Scott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Tate, Elizabeth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Tate, Sylvester . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Tayloe, William R. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Taylor, Blair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Taylor, Madeleine C. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Teixeira, Paulo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 Terry, Dinah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92

Neff, Emily Ballew . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nelson, Liz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nevels, Jenny . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nichols, Jackie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Noel, Randall D. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Norcross, Ernie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Norwood, Dan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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O’Connor, Maureen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ohneck, Kevin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Orr, Deano . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oseman, Stephen L. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ozier, Calvin W. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Terry, Michael . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Thomas, Dave . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Thomason, Jeffrey L. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Tigrett, Pat Kerr . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Toles, James H. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Tomes, Paul . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Triplett, Chris . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Troutt, William E. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Tucker, Jimmie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Tucker, Laurie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Turley, Henry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Turner Jr., Jesse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Turner-Wilson, Lori . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Ugwueke, Michael O. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 Underwood, Adam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Van de Vuurst, Jim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Waddell, David . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Wade, David . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Wagers. Rick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Wagner. Allen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Walker, Ceil T. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Walker, Rob. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Warne, Jeffrey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 Watson, Johnnie B. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 Weatherford, Tim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Wedaman, David . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Weddle, Dan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 Weickenand, Daniel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Weintraub, Jeff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Weiss, Craig . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 Wells, Murray B. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 West, Becky Jones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 West, June Waddell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Wheeler, George . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 White, Karen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Williams Jr., Earl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37, 40 Williams, David . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Williams, Duncan F. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Williams, Jimmie D. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Williams, Robert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Williams, Roby S. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Williams, Russ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11, 82 Wishnia, Steven . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Wolfe, Matthew D. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Wood III, Richard T. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Woods, Chris L. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Woods, Paul . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Woody, Ken . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Wooldridge, J. Wesley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Wright, Keri . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Wright, Richard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Wunderlich, Gary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Yancy III, Luke . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Yoakum, Barry Alan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Young, Edward . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Young, Jan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 Young, Michael . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Zalowitz, Stuart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Zitron, Stanley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91

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Thirty-two industry categories, a business hall of fame, and Inside Memphis Business CEO of the Year and Innovation Awards winners — all chronicling the accomplishments of well over 500 of our community’s best and brightest — aren’t quite enough to complete our list of the POWER PLAYERS in Memphis business. So with this Last List, we take a look at a few more folks who don’t fall into our categories but are nevertheless immensely important to the local business community.

SCOTT BARBER Regional President, Caesars MidSouth including Horseshoe and Tunica Roadhouse, Mississippi and two Harrah’s North Carolina properties managed for the Cherokee Tribe. M.B.A., University of North Carolina. Has implemented numerous creative and successful business endeavors within the Mid-South’s gaming markets, becoming an integral part of the community by reinvesting his time in local nonprofit organizations including The American Cancer Society, The American Heart Association, and United Way. Board Member, AutoZone Liberty Bowl, United Way, and Tunica Convention and Visitor’s Bureau. RON BEAL Chairman, President, and CEO of Orgill, Inc. Graduate of Georgia Tech, M.B.A. from the University of North Florida. Former U.S. Army Field Artillery Officer. Joined Orgill in 1985 as general manager of the Hardware Division. Became President and CEO in 2005, and elected Chairman in 2013. Served on numerous industry boards, including president of the International Hardware Distributors Association, and was recently inducted into the Home Channel Hall of Fame.

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ROBERT B. CARTER Executive Vice President, FedEx Information Services, and Chief Information Officer, FedEx Corporation. Member of the five-person Executive Committee, which plans and executes the corporation’s strategic business activities. Responsible for setting technology direction of FedEx applications, infrastructure, networks, and data centers providing global support for products. Has more than 30 years of systems development and implementation experience. ANDY CATES Founder, general partner, and CEO of RVC Outdoor Destinations, the country’s leading provider of high-quality outdoor vacation properties. B.B.A. (Finance), University of Texas, Austin. Member of Lambda Alpha International. Founding partner of Viceroy Investments, LLC in Dallas, and Value Acquisition Fund in Memphis. Project developer and Board Chairman of Soulsville Revitalization Project. In 2000, worked with the pursuit team to attract the Grizzlies to Memphis and get support for the FedExForum. Member of the original Grizzlies ownership group. Served on the boards of Pioneer Natural Resources and Myelin Repair Foundation.

JERRY COLLINS President and Chief Executive Officer, Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division. Former Director of Public Works, City of Memphis. Former Vice President, Tennessee Chapter, American Public Works Association. Former President, Kentucky-Tennessee Water Pollution Control Association. Named to Kentucky-Tennessee Water Environment Association Hall of Fame. Recipient, 2011 Herff Honor Award for Distinguished Service in Engineering, University of Memphis. Registered Professional Engineer. PAULO TEIXEIRA Global Chief Executive Officer, The Juice Plus+ Company. Previously served as CFO of The Bryce Company. Born, raised and educated in Sao Paulo, Brazil (as a Chemical Engineer, M.B.A.), Mr. Teixeira moved to Memphis in 1989 and now describes himself as a ‘Memphian born somewhere else’. Board Member, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis, Mid-South American Heart Association, Community Foundation of Greater Memphis, Regional One Health Foundation and The Juice Plus+ Foundation. Married to Priscilla and father of Lucas. Enjoys tennis, fishing, reading and aeroponic gardening. JEFFREY WARNE President and CEO, Perkins & Marie Callendar’s, LLC. Bachelor’s, St. Cloud State University; M.B.A., University of Chicago. Former Chief Executive, O’Charley’s Inc., and in numerous leadership roles for Carlson Companies, Inc., including President and COO of Pick Up Stix, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of TGI Friday’s International, and Chief Financial Officer of Carlson Restaurants Worldwide.

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