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Jes Averhart

Jes Averhart

Jes Averhart is CEO of Jes & Co. and creator of Reinvention Roadmap. Averhart is a fourth-generation entrepreneur focused on leadership development and women’s empowerment.

Monica Wharton

Monica Wharton

Monica Wharton is the Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer for Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare.

Amy Crate

Amy Crate

Amy Crate has been building and marketing brands for three decades. She began her career in advertising at Saatchi & Saatchi, BBDO, and DDB Worldwide.

Rufus Smith

Rufus Smith

Rev. Rufus Smith, IV is the Senior Pastor of Hope Church (EPC) in Memphis. He joined Hope’s Staff in September 2010, and became senior pastor in 2013.

Fred Burns

Fred Burns

Burns brings personal experience in the child welfare system to the Youth Villages National Board of Directors. He entered foster care in his teens and was a part of several Youth Villages programs including LifeSet.

Mark Allen

Mark Allen

Mark Allen is the Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary and is responsible for directing the international and domestic legal, security and government affairs for the FedEx Corporation and its subsidiaries.

Candace Steele Flippin

Candace Steele Flippin

Candace Steele Flippin is executive vice president and chief communications officer at First Horizon National Corporation, the parent company of First Tennessee…

Gary Shorb

Gary Shorb

Gary Shorb has served as Executive Director of The Urban Child Institute since 2017. Shorb retired from Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare where he served as CEO for 15 years.

Elizabeth Rose

Elizabeth Rose

Elizabeth is a co-founder and partner of Caiola & Rose LLC. She serves as national counsel for franchisors, commercial landlords and digital service providers…

Gerald Laurain

Gerald Laurain

Since 2007, As Chief Investment Officer of First Tennessee Bank Advisors, Gerald and his staff of five have provided research and analytical support to more that 100 Investment Advisors, Financial Planners and…

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