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Board of Directors 2022-2023

President- Brandy Aden, A & B Construction Company

Brandy has worked with A & B Construction Company, Inc. since 1994. She has experience working on job sites and in the office by communicating with subcontractors, architects, and clients. Brandy received a Bachelor of Science degree from Christian Brothers University with an emphasis in Information Technology Management. She is a certified Construction Industry Technician through Clemson University, and a Construction Document Specialist through Clemson University. Brandy holds an Unlimited General Contractors License for Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas and Louisiana. Brandy currently is a client liaison, estimator and project manager. She works with clients such as First Tennessee Bank, MATA, Diebold and Smith & Nephew. Brandy is also a graduate of the SBA Emerging Leaders course and the Memphis Business Academy.

      Vice President- Katie Burns, Kiewit

Katie Burns is an Assistant Project Controls Manager with Kiewit in Memphis, TN.  She has over 7 years of experience in the construction industry. Her experience is primarily in heavy civil scope and has worked in markets such as LNG, roadways, water supply, and dams. Her last role as Civil Project Engineer had her working in southwest Louisiana on a multibillion dollar EPC project focusing on design coordination and sequencing of civil operations. In addition to her project assignments, she is a committee member of Women in Kiewit Central District and is a facilitator for field operation trainings. Katie earned her Civil Engineering B.S. from the University of Toledo and was recognized by ASCE and DiscoverE as one of the New Faces of Engineering in 2015.When Katie is off the jobsite, she like to spend her time hiking, skiing, gardening, crocheting, and has recently picked up paddleboarding.


Treasurer- Meghan Medford, Medford Roofing, Inc. 

Meghan holds a degree from Rhodes College in International Business and a Master of Business Administration from Christian Brothers University.  Since founding Medford Roofing 2010, the company has earned over $20,000,000 in revenue and has offices in both Memphis and Nashville.  Medford Roofing was awarded as one of the top five finalists for the Memphis Business Journal Small Business of the Year award 2014 and 2015, as well as, earned the MBJ "Pacesetter Award"(fastest growing private company) in 2015, 2016, and 2018. Meghan has also been awarded the Greater Memphis Chamber "Young Memphis" award 2014, MBJ "Superwoman in Business" 2018, and MBJ "Top Forty Under Forty" 2018.

Secretary- Holland Hudspeth, McCabe Construction

Born and raised in Memphis, TN! After graduating from the University of Mississippi, I began my career as the Marketing and Sales Manager at McCabe Construction. We are a General Contractor specializing in Insurance Restoration for Residential and

Commercial. Additionally, we focus on tenant improvements, renovations, and bid work for Commercial. As a long time Memphian, it’s an amazing feeling to be a part of the incredible projects that positively impact our communities.

As a young adult, the biggest gain for me is personal growth. In the construction world, there is constant evolvement and many challenges, but once a lesson is revealed, there is so much excitement for what’s next.

PD&E Chair- Melissa Negron, Lehman-Roberts Company

As an HR Generalist, I have a broad knowledge of human resource functions, from recruiting and onboarding to ensuring compliance. After graduating from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois, with a Master’s in Counseling, I transitioned to human resources, because I had a strong desire to work with employees.  I have over 15 years of experience in HR, working in various industries including manufacturing and production, corporate, healthcare, and city government. Currently, I am the HR Generalist for Lehman Roberts Co. and Memphis Stone and Gravel Co.  Our family of companies find ways to improve the community and lead the asphalt paving and sand & gravel mining industries in safety and innovation.  I currently hold a SHRM-CP certification through Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).  I am family oriented and have moved to TN in the past year, with my husband and two daughters.  My husband and I find ways to support our daughters in their interests from helping our older daughter find careers in architecture as she reviews colleges to supporting our younger daughter in her interest in FRC Robotics at school.  In the fall I will be President for the committee to help support the Robotics program.

Marketing Chair- Carrie Canon, Baldwin & Shell Construction Company

Carrie is a born and raised Memphian with strong ties to the local community and over 23 years of proven business development.  Prior to Baldwin and Shell, Carrie spent the majority of her career in outside sales in the commercial interior design market working closely with Architects and Designers, General Contractors, and end-users.  She has a proven ability in territory management, product promotion, and revenue growth.  She holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Marketing from Louisiana State University.

Membership Chair- Deanna Collums Construction

Deanna Collums is the President and Managing Partner at Collums Construction. She has 7 years of experience in the construction industry. Her first taste of construction was being the Marketing and Sales manager for a local restoration company. From there, her love and passion for the industry blossomed. Now, Deanna and her partner focus on commercial flooring, tenant improvements, and residential renovations. She attended Houston High School, and University of Memphis. While at the UofM, she received her B.A. in Hospitality Management. As a born and raised Memphian, there is nothing she loves more than being apart of the growth and revitalization happening in the city she calls home. 

Board of Directors- Natalie Cummings, Clay and Land Insurance Company

Natalie Cummings began her insurance career as a state manager for a national insurance  company. After several years on the wholesale side of the industry she moved into the retail  side. She enjoys the personal connections made with her clients and providing solutions to their  needs. With nearly 20 years of experience, she joined Clay and Land’s employee benefits division  in 2019. She is licensed and experienced in both life and health products including long term  care, disability and all ancillary lines. A Mississippi State graduate who enjoys spending time  outdoors with her family on the White River in Arkansas or just about anywhere else.

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