TEDxMemphis 2016

We are excited to introduce our TEDxMemphis 2016 speakers!

Speakers were chosen by the organizing committee. Interested in being a speaker at a future TEDxMemphis event? Email MemphisTEDx@gmail.com to receive an application.

Dr. Mario Brown

Manager for Leader Assessment & Development
First Horizon National Corporation

Dr. Mario Brown

Mario is a native Memphian who currently works for First Horizon National Corporation as the Manager for Leader Assessment & Development.
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Ned Canty

General Director

Opera Memphis

Ned Canty

Ned Canty is the General Director at Opera Memphis and has over 20 years of experience as an opera stage director.
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Tosha Downey

Director of Advocacy
Teacher Town Memphis

Tosha Downey

Tosha Downey is Director of Advocacy for Teacher Town Memphis, a partner organization in the city’s effort to transform chronically underperforming schools.
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Ron Garrison

CEO
Memphis Area Transit Authority

Ron Garrison

As Chief Executive Officer of Memphis Area Transit Authority (MATA), Ron Garrison manages one of the largest transit operators in the state of Tennessee.
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Jason Jackson

Lead Design Architect
brg3s architects

Jason Jackson

Jason Jackson, AIA is an internationally recognized architect focusing on innovation and artistic repurposing in and of the built environment.
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Kyler & Kody McCormick

Founders

The Outbound Life

Kyler & Kody McCormick

As young entrepreneurs, Kyler and Kody McCormick founded the adventure filmmaking brand, "The Outbound Life".
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Philip Mudd

Counterterrorism Analyst

Philip Mudd

Philip Mudd spent 25 years in the federal government working on national security issues, especially counterterrorism, at the CIA, FBI and the White House.
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Olliette Murry-Drobot

Executive Director
The Family Safety Center of Memphis and Shelby County

Olliette Murry-Drobot

Olliette Murry-Drobot serves as the Executive Director for The Family Safety Center of Memphis and Shelby County.
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Emily Neff

Executive Director
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art

Emily Neff

Emily Ballew Neff is Executive Director of the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art.
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Terence Patterson

President and CEO
Downtown Memphis Commission

Terence Patterson

Terence Patterson is a native Memphian who currently serves as President and CEO of the Downtown Memphis Commission,
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Tami Sawyer

Director of Diversity & Cultural Competence
Teach For America Memphis

Tami Sawyer

Tami Sawyer is a leader in the realms of social justice and entrepreneurship.
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Ryan Sellers

Language Educator
Memphis University School

Ryan Sellers

Ryan Sellers is a Latin teacher at Memphis University School.
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Leslie Lynn Smith

President and CEO
EPIcenter

Leslie Lynn Smith

Leslie Lynn Smith, a nationally recognized entrepreneurial and business development leader, joined EPIcenter as its first president in 2015.
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Darius Wallace

Actor, Author, Filmmaker

Darius Wallace

Phil Darius Wallace is a Memphis-based actor and writer who has always loved hearing and telling stories.
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David Waters

Religion Reporter and Columnist
Commercial Appeal

David Waters

David Waters is a religion reporter and columnist for the Commercial Appeal.
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Dr. Anne Zachry

Assistant Professor and Chair
Department of Occupational Therapy, University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Dr. Anne Zachry

Dr. Anne Zachry is an assistant professor and chair of the Department of Occupational Therapy at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.
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