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Rose Jackson Flenorl will keynote TSD’s WOE gala

rose-200Rose 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

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