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Meet Our Advisory Board

Rhomes Aur

Board Chair

Chief Executive Officer First Horizon Advisors

Rhomes Aur

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Manager, Culture, Inclusion & Citizenship FedEx Freight

Erika Conley

Hilliard Crews

Chairman Shelby Group International

Hilliard Crews

Kirsty Dorman

Owner K+D Marketing Solutions

Kristy Dorman

Henry Guy

Chief Investment Officer Pittco Management LLC

Henry Guy

James Johnson

School Leader Bluff City High School

James Johnson



Amy Shelton Little

Human Resources Director International Paper

Amy Shelton Little

dr. Mary McDonald

Founder and President MCD Partners

Dr. Mary McDonald

Beverly Robertson

President & CEO Greater Memphis Chamber

Beverly Robertson

Charlie “Chuck” Thomas III

AT&T Regional Director of External and Legislative Affairs Memphis Greater Area

Charlie “Chuck” Thomas III

Tim Ware

Executive Director Memphis Grizzlies Preparatory Charter School

Tim Ware



Tate Wilson

Community Volunteer

Tate Wilson

Meet Our Leadership Circle


Michael Amick

Doctoral Candidate Harvard Graduate School of Education

Jessica Ball



SVP, Chief Human Resources and Diversity Officer FedEx

D. Shannon Brown

Lead Administrator, College & Careers Shelby County Schools

Dr. Terrance Brown

Moss Chair of Excellence in Urban Education University of Memphis

Dr. Beverly Cross

Community Volunteer

Maria Douglass

President Edwin M. Jones Oil Co.

G. Douglas Edwards

President & Chief Executive Officer Diversified Trust

Samuel N. Graham

Community Volunteer

Laurie Meskin

EVP, Director of Sales and Branches Vining Sparks

Demetri Patikas

Director of Player Support, Memphis Grizzlies Community Advisor, Poplar Foundation

Elliot Perry

Corporate Vice President of Operations & Service Support (Retired) FedEx

Robert J. Quinn

Principal Diversified Trust

Ashley Remmers

President & Chief Executive Officer AutoZone Inc.

William C. Rhodes, III

Chair & Chief Executive Officer Hyde Family Foundation

Barbara Rosser Hyde

SVP, Regional Executive Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

Douglas Scarboro

Community Volunteer

Caitlyn Shores

Co-Founder 275 Food Project

Diane Terrell

Owner & Founder Sweet Lala's Bakery

Lauren Young

Memphis Regional Manager EnrichED

Aaron Youngblood