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Board of Directors

2021-2022 Board of Directors

Bryn Wilson holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Rhodes College and a master’s in history from the University of Mississippi. She is an active volunteer with Advance Memphis and serves on the Arts for Jobs Committee. She and her husband George are parents of Elizabeth ’24, Hattie ’26 and George ’29.  Bryn is a member of Independent Presbyterian Church.

 

 

Robert “Buddy” McDaniel is an attorney with Bass, Berry and Sims.  Buddy is a lifelong Memphian and a graduate of Evangelical Christian School (ECS). He  graduated from Rhodes College and received his law degree from Vanderbilt University. He has practiced law in Memphis since 2006. Buddy joined the board in 2016 and is chairman of the Finance Committee. He has served on the board of Service over Self (SOS) and is a member of Redeemer Presbyterian.  He and his wife Katie are the parents of Emma Kate ’25 and Caroline ’28.
 

Robert Bradsher, M.D., is the director of internal medicine at University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) and a hospitalist with Regional One Health.  A graduate of the University of Georgia where he studied biology and psychology, Rob earned his medical degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Science. Rob joined the board in 2020 and is the husband of Allison and father to Evelyn ’28, Wilder ’30, and twins Mabel and Deacon ’33. He is a member of Downtown Church.

 

Diane Brower is a financial manager with the accounting firm Brower and Hebert.  Previously she had a long career in the field of adoption.  She joined the board in 2019 and serves as the Governance Committee Chair. Diane received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in social work from the University of Tennessee and a Masters of Arts in religion with an emphasis in counseling from Westminster Seminary.  She is married to Ronny and they have one daughter Carly ’26. Diane is a member of First Evangelical Church. 

 

Nathan “Nate” Kellum is an attorney and chief counsel for the Center of Religious Expression, which he founded. He also serves as General Counsel for Life Choices, a local pregnancy medical clinic in Memphis.  Nate graduated from Mississippi College with a business degree in accounting.  He received his law degree from the University of Mississippi. Nate joined the board in 2017 and serves on the Governance Committee. He is married to Lori and is the father of Sarah Frances ’18, Abbay , ‘19 Wesley ’24, Holland ’25 and Anne Harper.  He is a member of Independent Presbyterian Church where he is an elder.

 

Scott Suddoth is owner and president of F, Scott Plastics, INC. He was born and raised in Memphis where he graduated from Christian Brothers High School (CBHS). He earned his bachelor’s degree in marketing at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.  Scott joined the board in 2020 and is chair of the Headmaster Support and Evaluation Committee. He is married to Amanda and they have four children- Alex, Daniel ’13, and twins Sarah and Elizabeth.  He is a member of Independent Presbyterian Church where he is an elder.

 

Parker Tenent is an assistant pastor at Independent Presbyterian Church.  He is a lifelong Memphian and attended Briarcrest Christian School.  He received his bachelor’s degree from Christian Brothers University and his Masters in Divinity from Covenant Theological Seminary. Parker joined the board in 2021 and is on the Headmaster Support and Evaluation Committee. He and his wife Ashley are the parents of Parker ’26, Elizabeth ’27, Abe ’29, and Cate ’34.

 

Kelly Wells is a lifelong Memphian. She graduated from Hutchison School and received her bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University. Previously, she taught fourth grade at Westminster Academy. She joined the board in 2021 and serves on the Finance Committee. She has also served on the board of the Memphis Emmaus Community. She is married to Geordy and they are the parents of Witt ’12, Pender ’15, and Georgianna ’16. She is a member of Second Presbyterian Church.