STS Enterprise Announces 2018-2019 Board Of Directors

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Setting The Standard. That is what the “STS” in STS Enterprise Corporation means.

Since 2012, the nonprofit has been doing that by developing and empowering the next

generation of Mid-South leaders. The organization has been doing so through a unique

structure where its board, executive team and mentors reflect its student population –

young, diverse and driven.

Today, the organization officially announced its Board of Directors for the 2018-2019

year. The board includes Memphis leaders from various disciplines and walks of life.

The intent is to infuse the organization with distinct skills and expertise and to create a

trickle-down effect where diverse backgrounds and goals are encouraged among the

students the organization serves.

“The programs, initiatives, events, and efforts of our organization are all a reflection of

our board,” explained Jeremy Calhoun, president & co-founder of STS Enterprise

Corporation. “We entered the nonprofit space with big goals and our board has

exceeded expectations with the ideas we have been able to bring to fruition. I am

excited to see where they will take us this year!”

The new STS Enterprise Board of Directors will be under the leadership of Corbin

Carpenter, who has served as Board Chairman since 2016. A reputable leader in the

city, Carpenter is an owner and managing-member of Carpenter Law, PLLC. He has

received honors such as Memphis Flyer’s 2018 “Top 20 Under 30” and 2018 Memphis

Business Journal’s “Top 40 Under 40.”

“I am elated to see the impact our new vision and initiatives implemented by our board

will have this year. We have been more intentional about effectively utilizing our network

and resources to strengthen the organization’s internal committees and operations,

which undoubtedly will improve our external performance with marketing, curriculum

development, fundraising efforts, and more,” Carpenter said. “We intend to bring forth

our same energy and passion of serving and pledge to continue to work diligently to

provide more opportunities for students to gain various experiences and exposure in

diverse social and professional environments in order to shape the next generation of

leaders!”

Each board member has a specialization with the organization, including STS Strive

High School Program, STS Elite College Program, Marketing, Fundraising, Finance,

Legal, and Event Planning. The board’s 22 members include:

 Corbin I. Carpenter, Esquire, Board Chairman, Carpenter Law, PLLC

 Steven Sanders, Board Vice-Chair, FedEx Services

 Jeremy Calhoun, President, STS Co-Founder, International Paper

 Alton Cryer, Vice-President, STS Co-Founder, Orion Federal Credit Union

 Kevin Graff, Board Treasurer, FedEx Corporate

 Christin Webb, Board Executive Secretary, FedEx Services

 Toney Armstrong, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

 Phillip Rix, Phillip Ashley Chocolate

 Nikki Baker, Internal Revenue Service

 Cedric Brooks, CMB Capital

 Tonya Diggs, Shelby County Schools

 Sharifa Edwards, KIPP Memphis Collegiate Schools

 Randy Irving, FedEx Services

 Rachel Knox, Hyde Family Foundation

 Elizabeth Lemmonds, Epicenter Memphis

 Dorian Merriweather, Momentum Nonprofit Partners

 Corey Porta, BankTennessee

 DeVonte Payton, Shelby County Schools

 Dr. Isaac Rodriguez, SweetBio

 Kewon Singleton, International Paper

 Mark Thompson, V2 Media

 Audrey Willis, Code Crew

About STS Enterprise Corporation

In 2012, Jeremy Calhoun and Alton Cryer acted on their passions for youth and the Greater Memphis community by introducing STS Enterprise Corporation. A 501 (c)(3) nonprofit, the organization is dedicated to developing and empowering the next generation of Mid-South leaders. Through Authentic, Transformative and Excellence-Driven programs, the nonprofit is encouraging students to exceed expectations, defy stereotypes, and create an unyielding mindset. Learn more about how STS Enterprise is “Making Excellence The Norm” at www.stsenterprise.org.