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National Alumni Association Executive Board of Directors
July 2014-June 2015 

Alumni Association Members:
Please review and affirm the below proposed slate of candidates for the National Alumni Association Executive Board of Directors. Email affirmations and/or comments to by Friday, July 18.

Each member of the University of Memphis National Alumni Association Executive Board of Directors must be a graduate of the University and be an active, life or annual dues paying member in good standing. While supportive of the University and its ideals, a board member also represents alumni, former students and friends in matters concerning the University.

To contact the National Executive Board of Directors, please email

National Executive Officers

VaughnAnita Vaughn (BA '77, MPA '82)
CEO, Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women

Wei ChenWei Chen (IMBA '98)
Vice President for Communication
Founder and CEO, Sunshine Enterprise, Inc.

BarnettKim Barnett (BA '95, EMBA '99)
Vice President for Membership
Director of CTCE, Southwest Tennessee Community College; Ret. Sr. Manager, FedEx

Allie PrescottAllie Prescott (BA '69, JD '72)
Past President
President, Allie Prescott & Partners; Senior Advisor, Waddell & Associates, Inc. Wealth Strategists

Greg SiskinGreg Siskin (BBA '85, MBA '00)
Vice President for Finances
President, Ultimate Dental

ChildersThe Honorable Butch Childers (BBA '71, JD '74)
Vice President for Programs and Events
Circuit Court Judge, State of Tennessee

National Executive Board of Directors

Terms Expire 6/30/2015

Dana GabrionDana Gabrion (BA '98)
Co-Executive Producer, America's Next Top Model; Owner, Talbot Heirs Guesthouse

Eric Robertson Eric Robertson (BA '03)

David KustoffDavid Kustoff (BBA '89, JD '92)
Attorney/Partner, Kustoff & Strickland, PLLC


Jamie RussellJamie Russell (BBA '02)
Senior Marketing Manager, First Tennessee

Terms Expire 6/30/16

Andrew BaileyAndrew Bailey
(BBA '00, EMBA '05)
Marketing Principal, FedEx Services


Karimeh McDanielKarimeh McDaniel (BA '02)
First Vice President, Raymond James & Associates

ron hartRon Hart (BBA '81, MBA '83)
Financial Advisor, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
*Atlanta, GA

Angela CraigAngela Craig (BA '94)
Vice President, Global Human Resources, St. Jude Medical

Terms Expire 6/30/17

John BomerJohn Bomer (BBA '72)
Former President, Consolidated Steampship Agency
*Houston, TX

Summer OwensSummer Owens (BBA '01)
President and Founder, S.O. What! LLC; Founder and Executive Director, S.O. What! Foundation



Jim DeanJim Dean (BSET '80)
President, Busch Gardens Tampa and Adventure Island
*Tampa, FL

Robert StephensRobert Stephens
(BSEE '90)
Vice President, Capgemini US LLC
*Houston, TX

Advisors to the Executive Director

Bobango John Bobango  (JD '83)
Partner, Farris Bobango PLC

JewellPaul Jewell (BA '78)
Marketing Director, The Commercial Appeal


John Koski (BA '88)
VP/General Manager, WHBQ TV, Fox 13


Mark Long (BSEE '85)
Owner, Holliday Flowers, Inc.

Cathy RossCathy Ross (MBA '82)
Executive Vice President and CFO, FedEx Express


Dr. Robert Wright  (BS '77)
Director, Advanced Graduate Prosthodontics, Harvard School of Dental Medicine
*Boston, MA

Renee DeGutis Renee DeGutis (BS '83)
Personal Accountant; Professional Development Specialist, Fogelman College of Business & Economics

lawrenceJohn Lawrence
(BA '94, MS '98)
Private Consultant; Acting Director, Livable Memphis

ParkerDeanie Parker
(BPS '77, MPA '88)
Past President
Retired President & CEO, Soulsville

StricklandJim Strickland
(BBA '86, JD '89)
Attorney/Partner, Kustoff & Strickland, PLLC.; Memphis City Council Chairman

VescovoThe Honorable Diane Vescovo
(JD '80)
U.S. Magistrate Judge



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