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.


Eric BrownVP & General Manager, Valero-Memphis Energy 

Shannon A. Brown, S​enior ​VP, FedEx Express

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

Reggie CrenshawPresident and CEO, Leadership Memphis

Rebecca CullisonPresident, Methodist LeBonheur-Germantown

Jeffery GreerHuman Relations ChairS​enior ​VP for H​uman ​R​esources​, FedEx Freight

Brett HarrisTennessee Auto Damage Manager, Geico

Scotty HendricksManaging Partner, New York Life Insurance, W. TN

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

James JonesLocal Union President, Teamsters Local representing UPS

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)

Ursula MaddenSK External Affairs Manager, BlueOval City / Ford Motor Company 

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

Jean M. Morton, Senior ​VP, Truist Bank 

Jon Paul DavisManaging Partner, HHM CPA

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

Beverly RobertsonPresident & Chief Executive Officer, Greater Memphis Chamber

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

Randy StokxPartner, Deloitte Services LP

Leticia TownsMarketing & Communication ChairCAO, Regional One

Keith Townsend, Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, International Paper

Chris VanSteenbergS​enior ​VP, Head of Consumer Products, First Horizon Bank

Craig L. WeissCatalyst ChairPartner, Tower Ventures 

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 or call 901.433.4370.