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FedEx Services 

Daniel J. Mullally 

Senior Vice President, Sales


 Dan Mullally leads the largest of three sales divisions at FedEx   Services and has served as Senior Vice President, Sales, for 16 years.  Under his direction nearly 3,000 U.S. Field and U.S. Business Sales

& Support team members work together with other FedEx sales organizations to provide customers with the best solutions from a broad portfolio of transportation services.

 

Responsibilities:

 

 Mullally is responsible for FedEx Sales objectives in the U.S. small  and  medium customer segments, as well as sales support for local facilities of large customers. His duties include building volume and revenue growth in U.S. domestic and export shipping, growth in the freight market sector and planning for leadership development within his organizations.

 

Career:

A 39 year veteran of the trucking and transportation industries, Mullally’s extensive experience has well served him in the numerous FedEx leadership positions he has held since joining FedEx in 1995 as managing director of Express Freight Sales. He was promoted to Vice President of Air-Ground Freight Sales in 1998. Mullally was named Vice President of Global Sales and Freight Services in 1999, and was promoted to Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales, later that year.

 

Prior to joining FedEx, Mullally worked 15 years at the management and office levels at Central Transport, ANR Freight System and Consolidated Freightways.

 

Honors, Education and Personal Background:

Mullally is a seven time recipient of the FedEx Five Star Award (1998, 2005, 2009, 2011, 2014 and two in 2016), the highest honor for outstanding service to the company. In 2006, Mullally received the FedEx Services Diversity Champion Award, honoring his commitment to workplace diversity.

 

Outside the workplace, Mullally is heavily involved in service for his community. He and his wife, Shirley, were named St. Jude Volunteer of the Year in July 2015 for their outstanding support of the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. They have supported the hospital through holiday campaigns and have hosted an annual fundraising party at their home during the FedEx St. Jude Classic golf tournament since 2009.

 

A native of Chicago, Ill., Mullally holds a bachelor’s degree from Saint Louis University. He and his wife reside in Memphis, Tenn., and have two daughters.

About FedEx: FedEx provides customers and businesses worldwide with a broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business services. With annual revenues of $58 billion, the company offers integrated business applications through operating companies competing collectively and managed collaboratively, under the respected FedEx brand. Consistently ranked among the world’s most admired and trusted employers, FedEx inspires its more than 400,000 team members to remain “absolutely, positively” focused on safety, the highest ethical and professional standards and the needs of their customers and communities.


FedEx Services 

David Kevern

Vice President, Worldwide Sales


David Kevern

 Dave Kevern is Vice President of Worldwide Services for FedEx, a  $33 billion global provider of transportation, e-commerce and  business services. In his role, Dave provides strategic direction and  leadership for the revenue-generating division of FedEx Services.  Dave’s organization represents all FedEx companies and their  services as a single point of access to Global Fortune 300 customers.  In addition to his worldwide sales responsibilities, Dave’s leads two  strategic business development organizations who specialize in  supply chain solutions and highly technical emerging product  offerings. 

   

 Dave has over 30 years of experience in the transportation industry. He began his logistics career in an operations management role at Roadway Express during college and progressed through facility management, enterprise sales, sales training, and sales management. His leadership role turned strategic during the restructuring of Roadway Services into Caliber System, Inc., which was subsequently purchased by FedEx in February, 1998.

 

A graduate of Ohio State University, Dave is a member of the Conference Board and the Council of Logistics Management. He recently completed his term as Vice Chair of the Shelby County Schools Education Foundation. He is the Founder of the Men’s Morning of Spirituality conference series and the 

West TennesseeFishers of Men organization. 
Fogelman Executive Conference Center and Holiday Inn At The University Of Memphis
Thomas B. Johnson
Managing Director


Tom Johnson started his career in the hotel business in 1960 as a Life Guard at a Holiday Inn Hotel in Dallas, Texas. Throughout most of his years in college at Baylor University, he worked as a desk clerk, night auditor and sales representative. He graduated from Baylor in 1965 with a BBA and a major in Marketing.

From 1965 until 1968 he worked for a Holiday Inn franchisee supervising the construction and opening of two Holiday Inn hotels. He was responsible for hiring and training all the employees before opening the properties and then served as General Manager of one of the hotels for two years before moving to Memphis to join Holiday Inn corporate. At Holiday Inns, Inc., Tom worked in numerous capacities from1968 until 1982. During this time he became Vice President of Training and was one of the two lead developers of the Holiday Inn University and the Holiday Inn Executive Conference Center.

In 1982, Tom left Holiday Inns and joined The Masteller Group, a resort property management company at Hilton Head Island, SC. As Chief Operating Officer, he was responsible for day-to-day management of eight condominium developments and a resort property rental company.

Tom moved back to Memphis in 1984 and rejoined Holiday Inns in their Franchise Division. From 1984 until 1991, he held several key positions: Director of Product Improvement Planning, Corporate director of Product Management and Vice President of Quality. His responsibilities covered a wide range of activities such as Franchise Administration, Quality Assurance, Product Improvement Planning, Guest Assistance and Market Planning. These duties encompassed all Holiday Corporation brands at that time (Holiday Inns, Embassy Suites and Hampton Inns).

Tom left Holiday Inns in 1991 and was out of the hotel industry for nearly ten years. During this time period, Tom built and remodeled houses and managed a local beer distributorship. In 2001, he returned to the hospitality industry with the Wilson Conference Center Group to manage the Fogelman Executive Conference Center and Holiday Inn at The University of Memphis. Over the past 11 years, these operations have come from a substantial financial burden to The University to a profit center. The Holiday Inn has won Intercontinental Hotels Group’s top product and customer satisfaction award every year since opening.


Memphis Grizzlies

Dennis O’Connor

Vice President of Ticket Sales and Service

 

Dennis O’Connor is entering his 12th season with the Grizzlies. He is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the ticket sales and service department including all season, power pack, group, suite and premium tickets.

Originally from Connecticut, O’Connor began his career in sports selling minor league hockey tickets in Richmond, Va. in 1993. From there, he went to minor league baseball as group sales manager and then director of ticket operations for the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes in the California League.  Prior to joining the Grizzlies, he was vice president of ticket sales and marketing for the Utah Grizzlies of the American Hockey League (AHL).

A graduate of the University of Richmond with an undergraduate degree in Economics and a Masters in Sports Management, O’Connor resides in Cordova with his wife Erin, step-daughter Madison and daughter Kylie.


Smith & Nephew

R. Gordon Howe
President, Global Operations & IT

       

R. Gordon Howe, President, Global Operations & IT, reporting to CEO Olivier Bohuon.  Gordon joined the Smith & Nephew Group in 1998.  He served in finance, planning, and business development roles in the Orthopaedics business unit prior to taking on a key role with global strategic activity in 2007.  He was appointed to his current position in late 2013.  Prior to joining Smith & Nephew, he held various management positions with United Technologies Corporation. 

       

 

He is a native Canadian who became a U.S. citizen in 2009.  Mr. Howe is married to Tammy and they have two daughters, Madison and Olivia, who are active in youth sports.  He enjoys golf, swimming, and many college and professional sports.  





National Civil Rights Museum
Terri Lee Freeman

President


Terri Lee Freeman was appointed president of the National Civil Rights Museum in November 2014. As president, Freeman is responsible for providing strategic leadership in furthering the museum's mission as an educational and cultural institution. 

For 18 years, Ms. Freeman served as president  of the Community Foundation for the National Capital Region, the largest funder of nonprofit organizations in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area.  In that position, she distinguished herself for her community building, her role in creating community consensus, her leadership on critical issues to improve quality of life, and her record of increasing the Community Foundation’s assets from $52 million to more than $350 million.  She has a record of using her skills and experience to bridge differences between diverse people and finding common ground for the future, as reflected in a number of awards and her board leadership and membership with important nonprofit organizations in the nation’s capital.

Prior to the Community Foundation, Ms. Freeman was founding executive director of the Freddie Mac Foundation, one of the five largest corporate foundations in the metropolitan Washington region.


Each year since 2009, Washingtonian Magazine identified Ms. Freeman as one of the 100 Most Powerful Women of Washington. The Washington Business Journal identified Ms. Freeman as one of the “Women Who Mean Business” in 2005.  In spring 2004, Washington Life Magazine, identified Ms. Freeman as a “Woman of Substance and Style”. She was also named a Washingtonian of the Year in 2002.


A graduate of the 1996 class of Leadership Greater Washington, Ms. Freeman has served on a variety of boards. She is the immediate past chair of Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers; served as board member for Generation Hope and honorary board member of Venture Philanthropy Partners.  She is also past chair of the Board of the Nonprofit Roundtable of Greater Washington.


Freeman received her bachelor’s degree in journalism/communication arts from the University of Dayton and her Master's degree in organizational communications from Howard University.  She is married to Dr. Bowyer G. Freeman and is the proud mother of three daughters.

Medtronic, Inc. - Spinal and Biologics








Patrick Lawler

Youth Villages

CEO
Patrick W. Lawler is chief executive officer of Youth Villages, one of the largest private providers of services to troubled children and their families in the country. Under his leadership, Youth Villages has established an array of specialized treatment programs operated by an effective team of more than 3,000 employees in 74 locations in 58 cities. Youth Villages' mission is to help children and families live successfully.

Since 1980, Mr. Lawler has served as CEO of Youth Villages, which has grown from serving 25 youth daily to 4,600, offering hope to more than 26,000 children and families each year. With an emphasis on the importance of family, program intensity, outcome measurement, community-based services and being accountable to families and funders, Youth Villages’ area of service has expanded across Tennessee, and to Mississippi, Arkansas, Alabama, North Carolina, Florida, Oklahoma, Massachusetts, Georgia, Indiana, New Hampshire, and Oregon.

In 2006, U.S. News & World Report recognized Mr. Lawler as one of “America’s Best Leaders” in conjunction with the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.

In 2009, Harvard Business School completed a case study examining Youth Villages’ growth and impact, and exploring the organization’s innovative treatment approach, use of research in program development and targeted growth strategies. The case was written for inclusion in an HBS course called “Leading and Governing Highly Effective Nonprofit Organizations,” which teaches what it takes to be an organization that does innovative and highly effective work. Mr. Lawler is a frequent guest lecturer at Harvard Business School and Columbia University about the Youth Villages approach.

Also in 2009, the White House cited Youth Villages as an example of “effective, innovative non-profits” that are “high-impact, result-oriented” organizations. The White House listed Youth Villages with three other organizations that offer “promising ideas that are transforming communities.”

Mr. Lawler’s entire career has been spent working with society’s most vulnerable children. He began as a counselor at Tall Trees Guidance School when he was 18 years old and then worked at the Juvenile Court of Memphis and Shelby County for five years before becoming CEO of Youth Villages.

Additional Professional and Community Involvement:  A member of the Bank of Bartlett Board and the St. Francis Hospital Board, and the Society of Entrepreneurs.

Education: MS, Memphis State University, Counseling, 1981; BA, Memphis State University, Criminal Justice, 1977

Personal: Enjoys swimming, reading and biking and spending time with his wife, Ellen, his daughter, Brooke, his son, Brad, and his grandsons, Cooper and Luke.




Terri Lee Freeman was appointed president of the National Civil Rights Museum in November 2014. As president, Freeman is responsible for providing strategic leadership in furthering the museum’s mission as an educational and cultural institution. 

For 18 years, Ms. Freeman served as president of the Community Foundation for the National Capital Region, the largest funder of nonprofit organizations in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area.  In that position, she distinguished herself for her community building, her role in creating community consensus, her leadership on critical issues to improve quality of life, and her record of increasing the Community Foundation’s assets from $52 million to more than $350 million.  She has a record of using her skills and experience to bridge differences between diverse people and finding common ground for the future, as reflected in a number of awards and her board leadership and membership with important nonprofit organizations in the nation’s capital.

Prior to the Community Foundation, Ms. Freeman was founding executive director of the Freddie Mac Foundation, one of the five largest corporate foundations in the metropolitan Washington region.

Each year since 2009, Washingtonian Magazine identified Ms. Freeman as one of the 100 Most Powerful Women of Washington. The Washington Business Journal identified Ms. Freeman as one of the “Women Who Mean Business” in 2005.  In spring 2004, Washington Life Magazine, identified Ms. Freeman as a “Woman of Substance and Style”. She was also named a Washingtonian of the Year in 2002.

A graduate of the 1996 class of Leadership Greater Washington, Ms. Freeman has served on a variety of boards. She is the immediate past chair of Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers; served as board member for Generation Hope and honorary board member of Venture Philanthropy Partners.  She is also past chair of the Board of the Nonprofit Roundtable of Greater Washington.

Freeman received her bachelor’s degree in journalism/communication arts from the University of Dayton and her Master's degree in organizational communications from Howard University.  She is married to Dr. Bowyer G. Freeman and is the proud mother of three daughters.

Kelley Nicholas is the Regional Vice President of Sales for Medtronic - Spinal and Biologics, Midwest Region.  She joined Medtronic, Inc. in April 2014. 

The Mission at Medtronic, Inc. has remained the same for more than 50 years – To contribute to human welfare by application of biomedical engineering to alleviate pain, restore health and extend life.  Every 3 seconds another person’s life is enhanced because of a Medtronic product or therapy.  Our global leadership encompasses 49,000+ employees in 140+ countries with this 1 mission.

Kelley Nicholas has 15 years of medical device sales experience and 10 years of medical device sales management experience.  Kelley most recently served as an Area Sales Director for Baxter in their BioSurgery division.  Kelley supported the Central Area sales team consisting of 8 regional managers, 2 Key Account Managers, and 65 sales representatives calling on surgeons in the orthopedic, spine, general gynecology, and CV specialties.  Kelley was with Baxter for 6 years and assisted in the development of a new sales force structure, a new compensation plan strategy, a new national accounts team structure, and new contracting strategy.  Kelley also led a variety of leadership and management development programs for Baxter and served on the Baxter Women in Leadership panel and was the Co-Chair for the Women in Sales Leadership Chapter at Baxter.  Kelley was a President’s Club Winner and top ranking Regional Manager and Area Sales Director for Baxter.    

Prior to Baxter, Kelley served in management and sales roles with Intuitive Surgical, Covidien and Ethicon Endo-Surgery/JNJ.  Kelley was a top ranking regional manager and sales representatives with all of her previous organizations and won a variety of sales achievement awards, President’s Club trips, and promotions with each organization. 

Kelley has her Bachelor’s in Health Sciences and Physical Therapy Degree from the University of Missouri in Columbia, MO.   Kelley also has her Master’s in Business Administration from Washington University in St. Louis, MO, with an emphasis in management and leadership.   Kelley currently resides in St. Louis, MO with her husband, Cedric, and three children, Allie (age 6), Chloe (age 4) and Jonathan (age 12 months).

Kelley Nicholas is the Regional Vice President of Sales for Medtronic - Spinal and Biologics, Midwest Region.  She joined Medtronic, Inc. in April 2014. 

The Mission at Medtronic, Inc. has remained the same for more than 50 years – To contribute to human welfare by application of biomedical engineering to alleviate pain, restore health and extend life.  Every 3 seconds another person’s life is enhanced because of a Medtronic product or therapy.  Our global leadership encompasses 49,000+ employees in 140+ countries with this 1 mission.

Kelley Nicholas has 15 years of medical device sales experience and 10 years of medical device sales management experience.  Kelley most recently served as an Area Sales Director for Baxter in their BioSurgery division.  Kelley supported the Central Area sales team consisting of 8 regional managers, 2 Key Account Managers, and 65 sales representatives calling on surgeons in the orthopedic, spine, general gynecology, and CV specialties.  Kelley was with Baxter for 6 years and assisted in the development of a new sales force structure, a new compensation plan strategy, a new national accounts team structure, and new contracting strategy.  Kelley also led a variety of leadership and management development programs for Baxter and served on the Baxter Women in Leadership panel and was the Co-Chair for the Women in Sales Leadership Chapter at Baxter.  Kelley was a President’s Club Winner and top ranking Regional Manager and Area Sales Director for Baxter.    

Prior to Baxter, Kelley served in management and sales roles with Intuitive Surgical, Covidien and Ethicon Endo-Surgery/JNJ.  Kelley was a top ranking regional manager and sales representatives with all of her previous organizations and won a variety of sales achievement awards, President’s Club trips, and promotions with each organization. 

Kelley has her Bachelor’s in Health Sciences and Physical Therapy Degree from the University of Missouri in Columbia, MO.   Kelley also has her Master’s in Business Administration from Washington University in St. Louis, MO, with an emphasis in management and leadership.   Kelley currently resides in St. Louis, MO with her husband, Cedric, and three children, Allie (age 6), Chloe (age 4) and Jonathan (age 12 months).

Kelley Nicholas is the Regional Vice President of Sales for Medtronic - Spinal and Biologics, Midwest Region.  She joined Medtronic, Inc. in April 2014. 

The Mission at Medtronic, Inc. has remained the same for more than 50 years – To contribute to human welfare by application of biomedical engineering to alleviate pain, restore health and extend life.  Every 3 seconds another person’s life is enhanced because of a Medtronic product or therapy.  Our global leadership encompasses 49,000+ employees in 140+ countries with this 1 mission.

Kelley Nicholas has 15 years of medical device sales experience and 10 years of medical device sales management experience.  Kelley most recently served as an Area Sales Director for Baxter in their BioSurgery division.  Kelley supported the Central Area sales team consisting of 8 regional managers, 2 Key Account Managers, and 65 sales representatives calling on surgeons in the orthopedic, spine, general gynecology, and CV specialties.  Kelley was with Baxter for 6 years and assisted in the development of a new sales force structure, a new compensation plan strategy, a new national accounts team structure, and new contracting strategy.  Kelley also led a variety of leadership and management development programs for Baxter and served on the Baxter Women in Leadership panel and was the Co-Chair for the Women in Sales Leadership Chapter at Baxter.  Kelley was a President’s Club Winner and top ranking Regional Manager and Area Sales Director for Baxter.    

Prior to Baxter, Kelley served in management and sales roles with Intuitive Surgical, Covidien and Ethicon Endo-Surgery/JNJ.  Kelley was a top ranking regional manager and sales representatives with all of her previous organizations and won a variety of sales achievement awards, President’s Club trips, and promotions with each organization. 

Kelley has her Bachelor’s in Health Sciences and Physical Therapy Degree from the University of Missouri in Columbia, MO.   Kelley also has her Master’s in Business Administration from Washington University in St. Louis, MO, with an emphasis in management and leadership.   Kelley currently resides in St. Louis, MO with her husband, Cedric, and three children, Allie (age 6), Chloe (age 4) and Jonathan (age 12 months).

Kelley Nicholas is the Regional Vice President of Sales for Medtronic - Spinal and Biologics, Midwest Region.  She joined Medtronic, Inc. in April 2014. 

The Mission at Medtronic, Inc. has remained the same for more than 50 years – To contribute to human welfare by application of biomedical engineering to alleviate pain, restore health and extend life.  Every 3 seconds another person’s life is enhanced because of a Medtronic product or therapy.  Our global leadership encompasses 49,000+ employees in 140+ countries with this 1 mission.

Kelley Nicholas has 15 years of medical device sales experience and 10 years of medical device sales management experience.  Kelley most recently served as an Area Sales Director for Baxter in their BioSurgery division.  Kelley supported the Central Area sales team consisting of 8 regional managers, 2 Key Account Managers, and 65 sales representatives calling on surgeons in the orthopedic, spine, general gynecology, and CV specialties.  Kelley was with Baxter for 6 years and assisted in the development of a new sales force structure, a new compensation plan strategy, a new national accounts team structure, and new contracting strategy.  Kelley also led a variety of leadership and management development programs for Baxter and served on the Baxter Women in Leadership panel and was the Co-Chair for the Women in Sales Leadership Chapter at Baxter.  Kelley was a President’s Club Winner and top ranking Regional Manager and Area Sales Director for Baxter.    

Prior to Baxter, Kelley served in management and sales roles with Intuitive Surgical, Covidien and Ethicon Endo-Surgery/JNJ.  Kelley was a top ranking regional manager and sales representatives with all of her previous organizations and won a variety of sales achievement awards, President’s Club trips, and promotions with each organization. 

Kelley has her Bachelor’s in Health Sciences and Physical Therapy Degree from the University of Missouri in Columbia, MO.   Kelley also has her Master’s in Business Administration from Washington University in St. Louis, MO, with an emphasis in management and leadership.   Kelley currently resides in St. Louis, MO with her husband, Cedric, and three children, Allie (age 6), Chloe (age 4) and Jonathan (age 12 months).


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