Board of Directors
President & Founder
Jeremy Calhoun is an entrepreneur, motivational speaker, and youth advocate. Jeremy is the
President and Founder of STS Enterprise Corporation a non-profit organization based in
Memphis, TN the focuses on the betterment of youth and college students. Jeremy is described as an energetic and passionate leader who wants to be the spark that ignites the future. Jeremy attended the University of Memphis where he graduated with honors (Magna Cum Laude) with a degree in Management information Systems (MIS).
Jeremy currently works at International Paper as an Application Development Specialist. He also serves as the Youth Director at his church. Jeremy is very involved in the Memphis community as he serves on a number of boards across the city. He is a 2-time mayoral appointee on the County-wide Juvenile Justice Consortium (CJJC), a member of the Embark Alumni Board, a member of the Mayor’s Young Professionals Council.
Jeremy has been recognized for his work in the community as he was named the 2015 Inroads Volunteer of the Year for the Memphis Market. Jeremy was recently recognized in January 2016 by the Memphis Flyer as one of Memphis Top 20 under 30.
Jeremy is a native of Jacksonville, Florida and he is an avid Jacksonville Jaguar and Florida Gator fan.
Vice President & Co-Founder
Alton Cryer is the Co-founder/Vice-
President of Setting the Standard Enterprise Corporation. A non-profit dedicated to encourage youth
and college students everywhere to make excellence the norm. He is currently working for Leadership
Memphis as the Memphis Talent Dividend Coordinator. He is a recent Alumnus of the University of
Memphis. Alton graduated in the Summer of 2014 while balancing college full-time as he pursued a
major in Sport and Leisure Management with a Minor in Communication, interned with the Urban Fellows program, and worked overnight. While attending college full-time and working a part-time job, he graduated from the Leadership Memphis Fast Track Program Fall 2013 Class. He was dedicated an ode in the Commercial Appeal's Giving Back column written by Jeremy Park, President of the Lipscomb& Pitts Breakfast Club after interning for a semester. He also has been featured in the commercial appeal, Memphis Daily News and High Ground.
Alton is a graduate of the New Memphis Institute Embark Fall 2014 Class, has been featured on the theGRIND as the “Memphian to Meet", and was nominated as a finalist for the 2013 Carnival Collegiate Leadership award for his community efforts with STS Enterprise. He was one of five college students selected to receive the Harold Love Outstanding Community Service Award. He was featured on the Mary McDonald show as well, along with the STS Enterprise team, for deep involvement in the Memphis community. Alton was recently appointed to serve on Mayor Luttrell’s Young Professional Council. He is a dedicated Youth Leader at Mt. Moriah East Baptist Church. He is a motivational speaker and aspiring author. Through his accomplishments, he hopes to show young men and women that with God all things are possible. Alton believes that serving equates to leadership and is on a mission to help be the spark that changes the city by serving.
Workforce Investment Network
Cynthia Daniels is newly employed as the Public Relations Coordinator for the Workforce Investment Network, a community resource that prepares job seekers for jobs and helps connect them with employment opportunities. There are few people who can match the drive and enthusiasm for social and community organizing that Cynthia Daniels has. A native of Atlanta, GA, Cynthia moved to Memphis in 2009 and embraced everything the city had to offer. Cynthia joined the Memphis Urban League Young Professionals (MULYP) because it gave her opportunities to serve her community and help others. Her work in the organization has led to her ascension to President of MULYP within two years’ time. She currently serves as the Membership Retention & Recruitment Chair of the National Urban League Young Professionals.
In 2011, Cynthia was honored at the Agent of Change Awards with the “MULYP Member of the Year” award for her efforts. In 2013, as President, her primary focus will be to continue to promote the organization throughout the city of Memphis through fundraising and serving the community. Cynthia has launched two programs within MULYP that will retain talent in the city of Memphis. With her background in Human Resources and the need to change the negative connotation that comes in the city of Memphis, the YP Employee Retention Program and YP College Mentoring Program are in action to make an immediate impact. Under her leadership, MULYP also made history by hosting Memphis’ first conference for young professionals in 2013 and it has been the organization’s biggest fundraiser to date.
Corbin is a native Memphian and graduate of Ridgeway High School. He received his undergraduate training at the University of Tennessee, where he majored in Political Science with a minor in Business Administration. Corbin is currently a law student at University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law where he will graduate in December 2016.
During his tenure at the law school, Corbin was President of the Benjamin L. Hooks chapter of the Black Law Students Association, where he along with his executive board, implemented a number of programs centered around raising awareness to contemporary issues disparately affecting Black and low income communities. As evidence of his undying desire for serving others in his community, Corbin has received the Deans’ Distinguished Bronze and Silver Pro Bono Awards.
Corbin has demonstrated strong advocacy that meaningfully contributes to both the law school and Memphis community. He worked in the Neighborhood Preservation Clinic at the law school during the 2015-2016 academic year. During his time there, Corbin litigated a myriad of cases against property owners in Environmental Court who were negligent in keeping their property in compliance with Housing Codes. Corbin plans to continue working toward the abrogation of blight even after completion of his legal training.
In addition to serving as a board member for Setting the Standard Enterprise Corporation, Corbin is a board member of the April 4th Foundation, which is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that sponsors its “Footsteps” program which teaches the civil rights history to young women and men in Memphis. Also, the Foundation commemorates the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and honors individuals and entities that exemplify the legacy of Dr. King with its “I Am A Man” Award at its annual banquet on April 4th!
Steven is a 2011 alumni of the Fogelman College of Business and Economics, where he studied Marketing Management and Supply Chain Management. Upon graduating, Steven spent 3 years in various positions at Memphis headquartered, ServiceMaster, where he interned during the summer and fall of his graduating semester. After parting ways with ServiceMaster in April 2014, Steven joined FedEx Services working under the Digital Access Marketing organization as a Marketing Specialist on the Global Planning & Translation team.
Steven is a native Memphian, that enjoys exploring the Midtown/Downtown areas on the weekend or catching some sunrays running or biking at Shelby Farms. Steven is dedicated to giving back as much as possible to the city that has given him so much through volunteering in mentorship programs, speaking engagements, and working with non-profits aimed at strengthening our city's youth.
Jacari is currently a Financial Analyst working for International Paper, based out of its World Headquarters in Memphis, TN. Jacari began his professional career as an Analyst in 2013 with International Paper. Jacari has accounting experience in the banking, private, governmental and not-for- profit industries. Jacari has provided financial services for peers, co-workers, and family, included but not limited to, tax preparation, budgeting, investing, and general knowledge.
Jacari is a native Floridian. He was born and raised in the inner-city of Miami, Fl, an area known as Liberty City. As a child he faced poverty and violence on a daily basis. This realization fueled his motivation to want better for himself and for his people. Jacari is very passionate about financial literacy and financial freedom. His hobbies include reading books, listening to podcasts, teaching, playing pool, and basketball.
In 2012 Jacari received a Bachelors of Science degree with a major in accounting, Cum Laude from Florida A & M University’s School of Business and Industry, in Tallahassee, Fl. He is a member of the National Association of Black Accountants. Jacari is also nearly complete with his Certified Public Accounting certificate, in the state of Tennessee.
An effective parent advocate with a passion for empowerment and support of single, female headed households, Shuntea is a native Memphian, born and raised in the Orange Mound community. She is a graduate of the legacy Memphis City Schools public school system, having graduated with honors from Central High School.
Shuntea attended Tennessee State University immediately after high school and later received her BS degree in Business Administration from Christian Brothers University. She also has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and a Master of Arts (M.A.) in Human Resources Management degree from Webster University.Shuntea possesses a very diverse professional background and expertise from her many years of professional work and volunteer experiences. Her career encompasses the administrative, analytical, customer service, fiscal, human resources, management, operations, sales, telemarketing, community education and mental health advocacy arenas, with experience in the corporate, faith-based, government, non-profit, and public sectors.
She also serves the community in various capacities as a member of various associations, committees, Advisory Boards and Boards of Directors. Shuntea currently advocates for children’s mental health and healthy families as a Certified Family Support Specialist. Shuntea works sincerely to advance mental health awareness and intervention, and she strongly supports the belief that education is the best way to break the numerous negative cycles oftenperpetuated within our families and in our communities. She is passionate about advocacy and education and strongly believes in the empowerment of parents and families and their active involvement in the lives of their children. Her hope is to see all families become active in their children’s lives and education in hopes of empowering all youth to maximize their full potential.
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