Board of Directors

The National Civil Rights Museum is a non-profit organization operated by the Lorraine Civil Rights Museum Foundation board of directors.

Mr. Herbert Hilliard
Retired Executive VP of Risk Management
First Tennessee Bank
Chairman, Board of Directors

Mr. Joseph R. Hyde III
President, Pittco Management, LLC
Chairman, Executive Committee

Dr. Esmond Arrindell, MD

Ms. Kenya Bradshaw

Mrs. Nelda Burroughs

Mr. Darrell T. Cobbins
President & Principal Broker
Universal Commercial Real Estate, LLC

Mr. John Crowe
CEO & Chairman of the Board
Buckeye Technologies

Mr. Gregory Duckett
Vice President & Corporate Counsel
Baptist Memorial Health Care Systems, Inc.

Mr. Charles "Chip" Dudley
Co-Chairman, Independent Bank

Mr. Nnaemeka "Meka" Egwuekwe
Sr. Software Architect & Director of Development
Lokion Interactive

Mrs. Rose Jackson Flenorl
Manager, Global Citizenship-Signature Programs

Mr. Preston Frazer
Vice President of Internal Audit,AutoZone

Mrs. Kathy Buckman Gibson
Chairman, Bulab Holdings, Inc.

Rabbi Micah Greenstein
Temple Israel

Ms. Shaila Karkera

Ms. Lisa Krupicka
Burch Porter & Johnson, PLLC

Rev. Samuel "Billy" Kyles
Monumental Baptist Church

Mrs. Connie Lewis Lensing
Senior Vice President of Litigation & Employment
FedEx Express

Mr. Johnny B. Moore, Jr.
President, SunTrust Bank

Rev. Keith Norman
Pastor, First Baptist Church Broad

Mr. Ziad S. Ojakli
Group Vice President of Government & Community Relations
Ford Motor Company

Mr. William "Billy" Orgel
CEO, Tower Ventures

Mr. Elliot L. Perry
Community Advisor, The Poplar Foundation

Mr. Bill Rhodes
President, CEO & Chairman of the Board, Auto Zone

Ms. Cathy Ross

Ms. Bathsheba Sams
Human Resources Director, Packaging
International Paper

Mr. Gary Shorb
President & CEO, Methodist Healthcare

Sen. Reginald Tate
Chairman, Shelby County Delegation
State of Tennessee

Ms. Gail Tyree
Interim Executive Director, AFSCME

Mr. Maurice Wexler
Shareholder, Baker Donelson Law Firm

Dr. Russ Wigginton
Vice President of College Relations
Rhodes College

Mr. Spence Wilson, Jr.
Vice President, Kemmons Wilson Companies

Mr. Brian Keith Woods
Director of Finance, Nike Inc.