Susanne B. Darnell, MA, Ph.D.
Susanne B. Darnell, MA, Ph.D. helped create and lead the University College as their associate dean and interim dean. Retired after 31 years of service at the University of Memphis with the Department of Sociology, Ms. Darnell has served on several boards, including Midtown Mental Health Center and currently as Coordinator for Friends of the Mental Health Court and President of the Evergreen Historic District Association.
Tracy Gilliam is a United States Marine Corps veteran and a student at the University of Memphis in the School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy. The Hospitality Hub board is her first experience serving as a director.
Pierre Landaiche is the Vice President of Memphis Management Group LLC (MMG). In this capacity, Mr. Landaiche serves as the general manager of the Cook Convention Center and Cannon Center for the Performing Arts, in charge of booking, marketing, accounting, event services, and operations. Mr. Landaiche volunteers with the Bridge Street Newspaper and Dorothy Day House. He is also a member of the Better Business Bureau and Rotary Club of Memphis.
Candace McRae Walsh
Candace McRae Walsh is an Instructor of Public Administration and Nonprofit Management at the University of Memphis. Ms. Walsh also directs the nonprofit certificate program within the University of Memphis’ Division of Public and Nonprofit Administration and serves as the coordinator of the university’s Nonprofit Leadership Collaborative. Ms. Walsh is a member of the Alliance of Nonprofit Educators through Nonprofit Leadership Alliance.
Debra Streeter is the Director of Security and Hospitality at the Downtown Memphis Commission. As part of the Operations Department, she is responsible for making Downtown Memphis a more pleasant place to live, work and visit by enhancing the area’s cleanliness, attractiveness, friendliness, and sense of security. Ms. Streeter is a Temple of Deliverance COGIC Member and Red Oaks HOA Agricultural Committee Member.
Keith Turbett is the corporate Community Reinvestment Act officer and community development manager at First Tennessee. In this role, Mr. Turbett is responsible for making credit and financial products available in all parts of the community, consistent with safe and sound banking practices. Previous to this role, Mr. Turbett Spent 18 years with the Memphis branch of the Federal Reserve Bank in cash/securities, and eventually was asked to be the first community affairs officer in Memphis. Mr. Turbett currently volunteers with the Memphis Urban League Board, United Housing Inc. Board, Senior Protection Coalition Board, and Tennessee Affordable Housing Coalition Board.
Cathy Lynch is the former Director of Food and Nutrition at Le Bonheur Children’s Medical Center and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. She retired from Sysco Memphis as Healthcare Specialist in 2017. Ms. Weaver is a graduate of the University of Tennessee at Knoxville with a degree in Dietetics. Since her retirement, Ms. Weaver has actively volunteered downtown, most recently as a Past President of the South Main Association.
Matthew White is an attorney in Memphis and a shareholder with the Baker Donelson law firm. His practice focuses on business litigation related to cybersecurity matters. Matt has committed a substantial amount of time to pro bono clients, assisting individuals in need with a variety of legal matters including wills, divorces, name changes, expungements, social security appeals, criminal matters, and civil lawsuits. He has been involved in litigation to protect the rights of indigent Tennessee residents, including challenging a private probation system in the Middle District of Tennessee. He is currently fighting to change Tennessee’s practice of suspending driver’s licenses of indigent Tennessee residents for unpaid court and traffic-related debt. Matt graduated magna cum laude from the University of Florida with a degree in English and received his JD cum laude from the University of Florida, Levin College of Law.