Corporation and Board of Trustees


Legal Title - Rhodes College

Board of Trustees

William J. Michaelcheck, Chair.
William E. Evans, Vice Chair.
Arthur W. Rollins, Secretary.
William E. Troutt, President, ex officio.

John J. Barker. B.A. New Canaan, Connecticut. Managing Director, Neuberger Berman.
James H. Barton. A.B., J.D. Memphis, Tennessee. President and Treasurer, Barton Group, Inc.
Susan E. Brown. B.A., M.B.A. Dallas, Texas. Director, the Harry and Louise Brown Foundation.
John H. Bryan III. B.A. Nashville, Tennessee. President, Savannah Food Company.
C. Williams Butler III. B.A. Memphis, Tennessee. Retired. First Vice-President and Manager of the Commodity-International Division of National Bank of Commerce.
Deborah Legg Craddock. B.A. Memphis, Tennessee. Vice President of Trading, Southeastern Asset Management, Inc.
Rogers L. Crain. B.A., J.D. Houston, Texas. Attorney, R. Lacy Services, Ltd.
Margaret Thomas Crosby. B.A. Memphis, Tennessee.
Laila Adams Eckels. B.A. Memphis, Tennessee.
William E. Evans. B.Sc., Pharm.D. Memphis, Tennessee. Director and CEO, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Maria Farahani. B.A.. Austin, Texas. Co-owner, Faracafe Coffee Company.
Morgan Carrington Fowler. B.A., Ph.D. Chair, Svalbard Global Seed Vault; Former Executive Director, Global Crop Diversity Trust.
Daniel B. Hatzenbuehler. B.A., J.D. Memphis, Tennessee. Chairman and CEO, E. Ritter and Company.
Wilton D. Hill. B.S. Memphis, Tennessee. WDH Holdings LLC.
J.L. Jerden. B.A., M.B.A. Atlanta, Georgia. Retired Chairman, Pritchard and Jerden, Inc.
Steven R. Lainoff. B.A., L.L.M., J.D. McLean, Virginia. Principal-in-Charge, KPMG LLP’s Washington National Tax Practice.
Phillip H. McNeill, Sr. B.S., J.D. Memphis, Tennessee. Former Chairman of the Board, Equity Inns, Inc., and President, McNeill Commercial Real Estate LLC.
William J. Michaelcheck. B.A., M.B.A. New York, New York. Chairman, Mariner Investment Group, Inc.
Johnny B. Moore, Jr. B.A. Memphis, Tennessee. President and CEO, SunTrust Bank.
Vicki R. Palmer. B.A., M.B.A. Atlanta, Georgia. President, The Palmer Group.
Elizabeth R. Pearce. B.A., M.B.A. Atlanta, Georgia. Associate Campaign Director, Coxe Curry and Associates.
Randall R. Rhea. B.A., M.D. Roanoke, Virginia. Managing Partner, Carilion Family Medicine-Parkway Physicians.
William C. Rhodes. B.A., M.B.A. Memphis, Tennessee. President and CEO, Autozone, Inc.
Charles W. Robertson, Jr. B.S. PhD. Rockland, Delaware. Chief Technical Consultant, NanoDrop Technologies, LLC.
Arthur W. Rollins. B.A. Atlanta, Georgia. First Vice President, Merrill Lynch.
Ali Saberioon. B.S., M.S. Houston, Texas. President and CEO, Sabco Oil and Gas Corporation.
W. Reid Sanders. B.A. Memphis, Tennessee. Retired Executive Vice President, Southeastern Asset Management; President of Sanders Investment Company and Sanders Properties.
Robert Waller. M.D. Memphis, Tennessee. President Emeritus and CEO, The Mayo Clinic.
Spence L. Wilson. B.A., M.B.A. Memphis, Tennessee. President, Kemmons Wilson, Inc.
Steven E. Wynne. B.A., J.D. Portland, Oregon. Private Investor.

Trustees Emeriti

Dunbar Abston, Jr. A.B., M.B.A., M.Phil. Memphis, Tennessee. President and Owner, Tract-O-Land Plantation and Abston Management Company; Partner, Abston Farms and AbstonNorfleet Realty Company.
Bruce E. Campbell, Jr. B.A., M.B.A. Memphis, Tennessee. Chairman of the Executive Committee and Chairman Emeritus of the Board, National Commerce Bancorporation.
Kenneth F. Clark, Jr. B.A., M.B.A., LL.B. Memphis, Tennessee. Counsel, Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs.
J. Lester Crain, Jr. B.A., LL.B. Memphis, Tennessee. Private Investor.
Lewis Donelson. B.A., LL.B. Memphis, Tennessee. Founder and Senior Partner, Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell and Berkowitz, P.C.
C. Stratton Hill, Jr. M.D. Houston, TX. Professor Emeritus of Medicine, University of Texas.
W. Neely Mallory, Jr. B.A. Memphis, Tennessee. President and Chief Executive Officer, The Mallory Group Inc.; Managing Partner, Mallory Farms; Chairman of EWR.
John B. Maxwell, Jr. B.A., J.D. Memphis, Tennessee. Former Counsel, Apperson, Crump, Duzane and Maxwell.
Frank M. Mitchener, Jr. B.S. Sumner, Mississippi. President, Mitchener Planting Company.
Wayne W. Pyeatt. B.S. Memphis, Tennessee. Chairman Emeritus of the Board and President, National Bank of Commerce.
Elizabeth LeMaster Simpson. B.A. Memphis, Tennessee.
Alvin W. Wunderlich, Jr. B.A. Memphis, Tennessee. Chairman Emeritus of the Board, National Trust Life Insurance Company.

Executive Committee

William J. Michaelcheck, Chair
William E. Evans, Vice Chair
Arthur W. Rollins, Secretary
William E. Troutt, President of the College, ex officio
James H. Barton
John Bryan III
Deborah L. Craddock
Wilton D. Hill
Steven R. Lainoff
Randall R. Rhea

PLEASE NOTE: This document reflects information as it was published in the 2014-15 Rhodes Catalogue. You may find more current information elsewhere on