Ambassadors

Ambassadors are the face and heart of the Chamber membership. They volunteer their time and talents as representatives at Chamber events, from presentations and workshops to property tours and ground breakings. Ambassadors are always eager to share their passion for business and their love of Memphis. They work to cultivate, promote and maintain positive relationships amongst the Chamber, our members and the community.
Omar Aquil
Spherion Staffing and Recruiting
Relationship Manager
Tara Barker
Vitalant
Mary Beck
Mid-South Transplant Foundation, Inc.
Community Relations Coordinator
Amy Braden
HopeWorks
Workforce Coordinator
Cristy Browning
HarborChase of Cordova
Executive Director
Jana Cardona
Designed for Success
Executive Director
Lea Carr
Paragon Bank
Relationhip Manager, Private Banking
Gloria Carson
Union Centre Executive Suites
Executive Suites Manager
Jamel Dagher
Paragon Bank
Commercial Lender, AVP
Sebastiaan de Kok
HealthLink International
Director USA Operations
Phil Gray
Pinnacle Financial Partners Inc.
Senior Vice President Financial Advisor
DeJuan Hendricks
iHeart Media
Business Development
Scotty Hendricks
New York Life
Managing Partner
Christina Hendricks
Memphis Grizzlies
MaryAnn Hendricks
Memphis Grizzlies
Kimla Hill
FedEx
Kari Hopper
HarborChase of Cordova
Lakendra Jeffries
Memphis Grizzlies
Whitney Jo
Playhouse on the Square
Managing Director
James Lenschau
Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP
Attorney
Amber Lias
Pinnacle Financial Partners Inc.
Dhane Marques
US Tax Works 2.0
Director of Development
Phillip May
Pinnacle Financial Partners Inc.
Memphis President
Leslie McClora
Nike
Executive Assistant
Benita McNeer
Guaranty Bank
VP, Private Banker
Susan Mealer
Answering Advantage LLC
Chief Executive Officer
Bruce Meisterman
Mid-South Public Communications Foundation / WKNO
Caprice Morgan
AARP TN
Outreach Director, West Division
Valerie Morris Bearup
Morris Marketing Group
President
Deb Nichols
SRVS
Community Outsource Consultant
Shantorra Owens
Shantorra Owens State Farm Agency
Owner/Agent
Kimberly Pegues
ASG Staffing
Business Development Rep
Sharon Posman
Higginbotham Insurance & Financial Services
Vice President - Affluent Market Division
Cortney Richardson
Peer Power
CEO
Melody Rogers
WHBQ Fox 13
Account Executive
Ann Saccomano
FedEx
Senior Communications Specialist
Stephanie Schwegman
FedEx
Constance Sholar Cherry
Creative Home Academy and Preschool, LLC
Owner
I am a Memphis Native. I have a passion for working with small children in providing high quality childcare. 
Kandace Stewart
Memphis Grizzlies
VP of Operations and External Affairs
Michael Strickland
Memphis Botanic Garden
Director of Rentals
Leslie Tate
Signet, Inc.
Client Success Coordinator
Stephen Willett
ProTech Services Group, Inc.
Account Manager
Tracey Zerwig Ford
Hutchison School
Community Engagement Director
David Acey
Africa In April Cultural Awareness Festival, Inc.
Executive Director
Zola Burgess
Mid-South Transplant Foundation, Inc.
Community Outreach Coordinator
Randa Lipman
Mid-South Transplant Foundation, Inc.
Manager,Community Outreach
Andy Nix
MyCityRides
Executive Director
Kyle Yatsula
CTD Staffing, LLC
Business Development Manager
Paula Jones
TechnoLogyx, Inc
Business Development Manager
Bethany Lewis
Vistar of Tennessee
General Manager
Sherita Goodman
Memphis Light, Gas & Water
Economic Dev. Rep
Jennifer Gray
Guardian Relocation-Atlas Van Lines
Sales Consultant
Cynthia Hailey
Memphis Light, Gas & Water
Economic Development Representative
I am currently serving as an Economic Development Representative with Memphis Light, Gas & Water division.  I work with the Memphis and Collierville chambers on providing information for companies interested in expanding or starting new business in the Memphis and Shelby County area.  I also work in the community, educating our customers on energy efficiency, how to pay their bills, steering them in the right direction on any questions they have regarding utility services.  
Yvonne Acey
Africa In April Cultural Awareness Festival, Inc.
Associate Director
Kim Bond
Memphis Light, Gas & Water
Dwayne Chaffin
Memphis Grindhouse Coffee
Co-Founder
Verles Westbrook
FedEx
Corporate Advisor, Solutions Design
Season Caulkins
Spherion Staffing and Recruiting
Branch Manager
Steve Quach
Raymond James
Financial Advisor
Andrew Kiraly
Vistar of Tennessee
Accounting Manager
Shannon Briggs
Campfire Collective
Founder & Head Trailblazer

The creative mind behind Campfire Collective, Shannon works collaboratively with her clients and the team to develop strategies and goals to make every campaign shine brightly. With over 13 years of experience, she offers vision, leadership, and insight to each and every social media, public relations, and marketing initiative.

Courtney Simpson
Black Flag Security, LLC
CEO/Owner
Welcome to Black Flag Security LLC, We are a Proud Minority Woman Owned and Operated Security Service Company in Memphis, TN.
 Black Flag Security LLC, software technology helps assist our Armed Security Officers in protecting our clients, their property, and building community relations. All Security Officer’s Reports will be uploaded onto this application as well as video or pictures if needed.
 All Black Flag Security LLC Officers Are Licensed Armed Security Officers By The State of Tennessee
“Geo Tracked” in Real Time While on Duty Public Safety and Security is no stranger to us at Black Flag Security LLC and we realize the paramount importance of protection. Our security officer training staff has decades of training in Law Enforcement, Security, and Emergency Medical Services.
 
 
William Lowery
Trustmark National Bank - Memphis Region Corporate Office
Eliza Keffeler
West Tennessee Consulting
CMO
Elizabeth Lambe
Campfire Collective
Client Expedition Manager
Mackenzie Grannan
Campfire Collective
Wayfinder
Skip Gronauer
Chaliff & Associates, CPAs
EVP
Rozell Gray
GXV GLOBAL
Owner
Bernard Rodgers
Peer Power
Program Director - Whitehaven High School
Jalen Washington
Peer Power
Program Director - Raleigh Egypt High School + Fervent Family Coordinator
Antwoine Clark
South Side Wildcats Organization
Founder/CEO
Chima Onwuka
Grind City Kicks
Owner/CEO
Carmella Rogers
HOTWORX - Memphis (Edge District)
Franchise Owner
Joe Simon
YMCA of Memphis & the Mid South
Veronica Kemp
Memphis Grizzlies
Bailey Smith
Shoemaker Financial
Financial Advisor
Britan Crow
Aston Carter
Account Manager
Stephanie Guy
Nothing Bundt Cakes
Marketing Coordinator
Robby Lear
Concord Academy
Development Director
Carisa Johnson
Link Apartments Broad Ave
Property Manager
Sam Throckmorton
Independent Bank
Mortgage Loan Officer
Keisha Walker
Vitalant
Community Affairs Manager
Courtney Richardson
McVean Trading & Investments, LLC
Susan Anderson
Monica Burt and Associates, LLC
Director of Program Management
Luanne Yeley
Sparkle Mentality Consulting, LLC
Founder/CEO
Gabrielle Caraballo
Local 24/TEGNA Broadcasting
Director of Sales
Ken Olds
Leaders Credit Union
Abby Wilbanks
Campfire Collective
Client Expedition Manager
Sarah Rushakoff
Campfire Collective
Client Expedition Manager
Ann Lee
Rumble Boxing Midtown Memphis
Owner
Ross Meyers
Collier Insurance
Keusi Donald
Economic Opportunities, LLC - Ec Op
Executive Director
Josiah Smith
Local 24/TEGNA Broadcasting
Photographer
Cindy Norman
Leaders Credit Union
Mortgage Business Development Coordinator
Sharita Jones
Southland Casino Racing
Catering Sales
Dennise Williams
Helen of Troy
HR Associate Manager
Tamika Galvin
Timeless Gatherings Event Venue
CEO
Trey Moore
Economic Development Growth Engine (EDGE)
YPC contact
Maria Rios
Supreme Staffing
YPC contact
Kimberlee Rchards
The Flourishing Agency
President/CEO
Loretta Whitmore
Smart Living Finishing Academy, LLC
Academy Director
Ms. Loretta has long known about the transformative power of “home training” where etiquette and manners are taught and transferred from one generation to the next.  When away from home, she knew she represented herself and her family.  “Reputation matters,” is her mantra.  She realized that too often, youth and young adults enter adulthood with limited skills.  She created the Smart Living Finishing Academy to help demystify adulthood with soft skills and life skills training.

Professionally, she has worked as a project manager, communications strategist, and content creator.  Loretta attended the University of Memphis where she studied business administration.  She is a graduate of Leadership Memphis 2015 Executive Program.  She earned a Professional Business Etiquette Certificate from Saylor University.  
Tendra Shane
Peer Power
Melissa Cororan
ProTech Services Group, Inc.
Gia Winston
ProTech Services Group, Inc.
LaBreda Morrow
Tennessee Small Business Development Center
Benjamin Benitez
One Stop Housing
Mario Nolan Dillard
The Sims Financial Group
Jarrett Heubush
ARCO Design/ Build
Anthony Hassell
New York Life
Charles Harris
Charles Harris REALTOR - Coldwell Banker Collins-Maury
Affiliate Broker
I am a licensed real estate agent here in Memphis, committed to helping my clients sell and/or purchase their home. As a 30-year veteran of corporate real estate with multi-family, hospitality, and student housing experience in market information, operations, sales, and development/finance I am quite comfortable helping you assess the residential market whether it’s a $75,000 or $1 million home. I am full service and do not “a la carte” my services - - - I bring it all to you from beginning to end. My goal is to provide my clients with a seamless and stress-free real estate experience from the initial dream to reality!
Sonya Smith
Guest House at Graceland
Rhonda Lyons
Weeden Financial, LLC
Owner
Brianna Reilly
New York Life
Agent
Dalisia Ballinger
GlideXpress
Marketing Coordinator
Brittney Sessoms
Charlotte & Pickens
Owner
Kimberly Douglas
New York Life
Shawanda Motlow
Skin Clique-Shawanda Motlow, NP-C
Owner
Hi! I'm a Nurse Practitioner and have been practicing for 14 years! I enjoy building long-term, trusting relationships with my patients while assisting them to feel their best by providing quality aesthetic services.

When I'm not working, you will find me spending time with my family, which includes my beloved fur-baby.
Shanica Johnson
Extended Hearts Home Care LLC
Owner
Lex Ward
ProTech Services Group, Inc.
Nathan Davenport
Strategic Financial Partners
Financial Svc Rep
Chris James
Renasant Bank
Robert Fauser
Coldwell Banker Collins-Maury