Leadership Articles

Darryl “Chip” Wade

Darryl “Chip” Wade

Darryl “Chip” Wade is the President of Union Square Hospitality Group and is also an Officer of the company.

David Tyler

David Tyler

David Tyler is the National Managing Principal of Healthcare in the healthcare practice of Grant Thornton LLP, where he leads nearly 700 healthcare colleagues across Grant Thornton’s audit, tax and advisory business.

Johnny Pitts

Johnny Pitts

Johnny and his partner, Mat Lipscomb, III, are the majority owners of the largest, locally owned insurance agency in the Mid-South, Lipscomb & Pitts Insurance, LLC.

James D. Lackie

James D. Lackie

James D. Lackie was named Board Chair of Youth Villages, Inc. of Memphis, TN in 2018. Jimmy’s involvement in Youth Villages, Inc. began in 1987…

Vanessa Diffenbaugh

Vanessa Diffenbaugh

Vanessa Diffenbaugh was born in San Francisco and raised in Chico, California. After graduating from Stanford University, she worked in the non-profit sector, teaching art and technology to youth in low-income communities.

Jennifer Bush

Jennifer Bush

Jennifer “Jenny” Bush currently serves as President-Gulf Region, Cummins Sales and Service. She joined Cummins in 1997 and served as General Manager for the Commercial Marine Business

Mike Bruns

Mike Bruns

Mike Bruns served as chairman of the Youth Villages board of directors from 1997-2001 and 2005-2013, a period of great growth and expansion for the organization.

Matthew Tarkenton

Matthew Tarkenton

Matt Tarkenton runs Tarkenton Financial, a national insurance marketing company that is part of The Tarkenton Companies portfolio.

William (Bill) T. Giles

William (Bill) T. Giles

Bill Giles is a retired executive formally with AutoZone. He joined AutoZone in 2006 as the Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of Finance.

Patrick Lawler, CEO

Patrick Lawler, CEO

When it comes to helping children with emotional and behavioral problems succeed, Youth Villages CEO Patrick Lawler believes that doing whatever it takes is the only thing that works.

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