Rose Jackson Flenorl represents the heart of the FedEx Corporation and she will deliver the keynote address at The New Tri-State Defender's Women of Excellence gala on April 27.
Manager of Social Responsibility at FedEx Corporation, Flenorl will speak at the Women of Excellence (WOE) Champagne Brunch and Awards Celebration at the Memphis Botanic Gardens, 750 Cherry Road.
A previous WOE honoree, Flenorl is among 250 outstanding African-American professionals and community leaders who have been honored by the TSD. All are distinguished by their civic contributions and career achievements.
Flenorl manages FedEx Corporation's award winning Global Citizenship operation, on strategic programs and relationships with national and international community outreach organizations. In that role, she directs corporate resources toward initiatives in the areas of disaster relief, child pedestrian and road safety, environmental sustainability, education, and diversity.
A graduate of the University of Mississippi, Flenorl was the first African-American female named to the student Hall of Fame. She was inducted into the Alumni Hall of Fame in 1998 and in 2008 served as president of the national Alumni Association.
Peers, family, friends and community leaders will salute the 2013 amid food, inspiration, fashion and entertainment. Rodney Dunigan, news anchor for ABC24, will serve as Master of Ceremony and will guide a morning filled with performances by the critically acclaimed band Prosody, along with other special guest performances.
Ticket and table reservations are first come, first serve.
WOE 2013 Honorees
Frances Anderson, Affiliate Broker, Crye-Leike Realtors
Tracy Bethea, Asst. Program Director/Music Director, 95.7 Hallelujah FM/Clear Channel
Gwen Bonner, Chief Operating Officer, St. Francis Hospital Bartlett
Cynthia Bowen, Employment Director, Star Placement Specialists
Mary Bright, Officer of Contract Compliance, City of Memphis
Marilyn Brooks, Teacher/Freshman Dean, Trezevant High School
Peggy Brown, Owner, Peggy's Healthy Home Cooking
Kerri Campbell, Project Manager, Mayor's Innovation Delivery Team
Chermale Casem, Chief Operating Officer, Seedco
Dr. Menthia P. Clark, Principal, Memphis Business Academy
Gerrie Currie, Hope Federal Credit Union
Cynthia Daniels, President, Memphis Urban League Young Professionals
Yolanda Draine, Sr. VP Human Resources, First South Credit Union
Michelle Fifer, APN/CRNA, Medical Anesthesia Group/Morgan Cares
Sheila Floyd, Co-Pastor, The Pursuit of God Church
Telisa Franklin, Television Host, MUTV1/Juneteenth
Donzaleigh Frazier, IT Specialist, U.S. Department of Housing Urban Development
Mary Freeman, Director – Government Relations, Baptist Hospital
Janeen Gordon, Weekend Anchor/On-Air Personality, WMCTV5/103.5 WRBO
Rosalyn Gray, VP & Sr. Investment Officer, First Tennessee Bank
Tiffanie Grier, Career Placement Director, Boys & Girls Club of Memphis
Veora Harris, Agent, Shelter Insurance
Cynthia Hazell-Cutchin, Director, FedEx Forum and Media Marketing, Memphis Grizzlies
TJ Jefferson, Owner, Fresh Touch Publicity
Catherine Johnson, Retired Educator, Memphis City Schools, Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church
Kela Jones, Development Manager, Memphis Urban League
Selena Jones, IT Specialist, IRS
Gail Kerr-Moore, Finance Supervisor, Shelby County Government
Virzola Law, Associate Pastor, Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church
Dr. Tommie Matthews, Associate Pastor/Author, Morning Star Church
Dr. Brenda Partee Morris, Anesthesiologist
Ella Mosby, Pastor & Founder, The Word in Life Christian Church
Carla Norton, Minister, Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church
Crystal Oliver, Managing Director-HR Svcs., FedEx Express
Elle Perry, Coordinator, The Teen Appeal
Ayoka Pond, Director of Public Research, Baptist Memorial Health Care
Angela Rixter-Kelley, Owner/Instructor, The Tea Room Charm & Finishing School
Cynthia Sharp, Account Executive, ABC24/CW30
Dorothy Jean Smith, Office Manager, Robert J. Smith, MD
Nicky Sparrow, Director of Sales, Clear Channel Radio
Dorchelle Spence, VP Public Relations and Communications, Riverfront Development Corp.
Sugar Stallings, Radio Show Host, AM990-KWAM CBS Talk Radio
Pearl Street, Philanthropist
Faye Stroud, President, Owner & Creative Director, STROUDMark Photography
Tish Towns, V.P. of Government Relations/Public Policy, The Regional Medical Center
Sabrina Ward, Chief Partnership Officer, Greater Alternative Surplus Solution
Kesha Whitaker, Communications and Development Mgr., Women's Foundation of Memphis
Regenna Williams, Administrator, BNI Home Health Agency
Rosalind Withers, President/Board Chairman, Withers Collection Museum Gallery