United Way of the Mid-South is led by our Board of Directors. Board members live in our local eight-county area and serve as unpaid volunteers.

Darrell Cobbins, is the Chair of United Way of the Mid-South’s Board of Directors, beginning his term in 2023. Cobbins is President & Principal Broker for Universal Commercial Real Estate, LLC.


Darrell Cobbins, Board ChairOwner, President and CEO, Universal Commercial LLC

Scotty Hendricks, Managing Partner, New York Life Insurance, W. TN

Tammy Alexander-Epps, Amazon

Chris Anderson, Enterprise Holdings, Inc., Retired

Kevin Bradshaw, Memphis AFL-Central Labor Council

Martia Brown, Enterprise Mobility

Reggie CrenshawPresident and CEO, Leadership Memphis

Rebecca CullisonPresident, Methodist LeBonheur-Germantown

John Daniel, First Horizon, Retired

Jon Paul Davis, HHM CPA’s & Advisory Services

Brett HarrisTennessee Auto Damage Manager, Geico

Evan Iverson, Frontdoor

Mary Ann JacksonSecretary/Counsel Attorney, Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz P.C.

Melanie A. Keller, RN, BSN, MHA, President & CEO, Meritan, Apelah & Generations, Inc.

Robert C. KlesgesProfessor, University of Virginia Medical School

Todd LochnerGeneral Manager, Principle Toyota (Memphis)

David May, Investment Committee ChairEVP and Market Executive, Regions Bank

 Doug McGowen, Memphis Light Gas & Water

Jean M. Morton, Senior ​VP, Truist Bank 

Niqulaus Nibley, IBEW Local 474

Jeff Peterson, Valero-Memphis Energy

John Pettey, Tocqueville Society ChairManaging Director, Investments, Raymond James 

Josh PoagPresident and CEO, Poag Shopping Centers

Ayoka PondVP & Chief Marketing & Communications Officer, Baptist Memorial Health Care

Erin Pryor, First Horizon

Beverly RobertsonPresident & Chief Executive Officer, Greater Memphis Chamber

Rev. Kenneth S. Robinson, M.D.President & CEO, United Way of the Mid-South

Leticia TownsMarketing & Communication ChairCAO, Regional One

Keith Townsend, Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, International Paper

Kevin WoodsPublic Policy ChairVP, Memphis Market President, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee

Richard WrightTreasurer/Finance ChairMemphis Office Managing Partner, Ernst & Young, LLP

Campaign Representatives

United Way’s Campaign Representative Program is vital to the success of our resource development campaign and workplace giving programs. Campaign Representatives are employees who are “loaned” to United Way for roughly 13 weeks, from mid-August through mid-November. Many local companies either lend a key member of their team to United Way or they provide us with a Campaign Representative position through a sponsorship gift that gives us either full-time or part-time help.

When an employee serves as a Campaign Representative, they receive:

  • Professional training and practice in sales, presentation skills, leadership and negotiation
  • Valuable contacts in the business community
  • Involvement in solving community issues
  • Opportunities for self-development resulting in a more polished, experienced and confident employee

If you are interested in sponsoring a representative or would like to become a representative yourself, please contact Annette Knox-Hawkins or call 901.433.4370.