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 Program Manager

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

Altonio Smith Community Data Lead

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

Sylvia Crum Commute Options Program Manager

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

Courtney McNeal Community Engagement Specialist

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

Nadine McLean Program Associate

Nadine is a firm believer in the people of today, actively and mindfully shaping the future for themselves and others...

Alejandro Paredes Commute Options Ambassador

Alejandro Paredes is originally an audiovisual journalist from Venezuela. He came to Memphis in 2014 and he quickly...

Danielle Smith Marketing and Administrative Associate

Danielle believes that all stories have a right to be heard, and history is a powerful teacher. Danielle has a...

Sarah Farrell Project Management Specialist

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

Steven Willoughby Community Fiber Infrastructure Lead

Bess Philipoom EMS Research Associate

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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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