About our Team

Our people have an exceptional drive for impact, top-notch communication, facilitation, project management and problem-solving skills. Our team draws on years of experience from diverse backgrounds and subject matters to deliver new and unique partnerships and programs.

Our Team

Justin Entzminger Executive Director

Justin brings a decade of experience as a strategy and growth consultant for nonprofits, start-ups and for-profit...

Susan Dalton Strategic Initiatives Director

Susan is a lifelong Memphian, drawn to Innovate Memphis by the unique opportunity to make meaningful social impact. ...

Courtney McNeal City Innovation Director

Courtney is a native Memphian who has experienced many of the barriers that impact the quality of life for her fellow...

Altonio Smith Director of Data Capacity Development

Altonio Smith, MURP, MBA is an experienced and dedicated Urban Planning Professional who works with municipalities,...

Sylvia Crum Transportation and Mobility Director

Sylvia’s preferred type of bicycle riding is for transportation. Arriving in Memphis in 2012 she quickly found a home...

Sarah Farrell Project Management Specialist

In 2019, Sarah began working with Innovate Memphis as a project management specialist focusing on the Healthcare...

Kayla Miller EMS Research Associate

Kayla Miller, a spirited Memphian, was captivated by community solutions and city engagement at Innovate Memphis. Kayla...

Austin Harrison Senior Research Fellow

Austin Harrison is a Ph.D Candidate in the Urban Studies Institute at Georgia State University. His research interests...

Jafrin Mouli Housing and Community Development Fellow

Jafrin Mouli joined Innovate Memphis in 2021 as a Housing and Community Development (HCD) Fellow from the University of...

Lenzi Rowsey Lead for America Fellow

Lenzi joins Innovate Memphis as a Lead For America fellow. Lenzi is a recent graduate from Strayer University where she...

Kaylan Freeman Lead for America Fellow: Broadband

Kaylan joins Innovate Memphis as American Connection Corp fellow through Lead for America. Throughout her fellowship,...

Jennie Doss Graduate Research Assistant

Jennie Doss joined the Innovate Memphis team as a Graduate Research Assistant from the Department of Anthropology at...

Steven Willoughby Community Fiber Infrastructure Lead

Career Opportunities
Executive Director

The Executive Director will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for Innovate Memphis staff, programs, expansion, and execution of its mission. They will develop deep knowledge of the field, core programs, operations, and business plans. View the job description for more details.

Applicants should send a cover letter and resume with subject line “Executive Director” to careers@innovatememphis.com.

Community Surveyor

Innovate Memphis is recruiting general applications to support numerous surveying opportunities in 2022. Gathering qualitative research and hearing community members’ voice is essential to the human-centered design innovation process. Submit your interest at https://bit.ly/IMsurveyor

Board of Directors
Peter Bunce

Peter Bunce

Indigo Ag

Chandell Ryan

Chandell Ryan

City of Memphis

Andre Gibson

Andre Gibson

Independent Consultant

Rachel Kesselman

Rachel Kesselman

FedEx

Petya Kirilova-Grady

Petya Kirilova-Grady

Service Master

JT Malasri

JT Malasri

Malasri Engineering, PLLC

Jennifer Oswalt

Jennifer Oswalt

Downtown Memphis Commission

Darnell Settles, III

Darnell Settles, III

Baptist Memorial Health Care

Haley Simmons

Haley Simmons

Seeding Success

Emily Strack

Emily Strack

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell Berkowitz, PC

Landon Williams, CCIM

Landon Williams, CCIM

Cushman and Wakefield, Commercial Advisors

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