We are NSBE Memphis.

NSBE's mission is to increase the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community. The Memphis Professionals Chapter of NSBE serves to address the unique interests, needs and challenges of black engineering professionals in Memphis.

Who We Are

Membership in the NSBE Memphis chapter is limited to engineers who qualify for national membership. Our chapter is home to dozens of professionals from all over the Shelby County region. Our executive board represents engineering professionals in various sectors and at different stages of their career. There are always opportunities to build lifelong relationships with members of our organization.

Trenika Madden


Keith Madden

Vice President

Marcus Johnson


William Yates


Grace Johnson-Bann

Finance Chair

Edwina Jones


Ryan Coopwood

Communications Chair

James Williams

Public Relations Chair

Brooke Jones

Programs Chair

Sebastrian Morris

Pre-Collegiate Initiative Chair

Jean Mahoro

Collegiate Initiative Chair

Kelitia Crowder

Membership Chair


The Memphis Professionals Pre-Collegiate Initiative (PCI) Committee works to develop technical content, identify professional speakers, and guide the mentoring component for our middle and high school students. If you are interested in volunteering with the NSBE Jr. program, please email the Pre-Collegiate Initiative Chair at jr@nsbememphis.org.

Professional Development

Our vision is to develop and impact our active NSBE professional members to succeed as future corporate leaders and technical industry experts. This is accomplished with valuable workshops, panels and seminars. Make a suggestion to programs@nsbememphis.org

Community Service

We seek to help our members accomplish their goals to be strong stewards in their communities. Every year, we offer countless youth mentoring opportunities for our members. We also raise important funds for technical learning through our A Walk For Education fundraiser.


Our network of technical professionals is a small but mighty one. Active members in our NSBE Memphis chapter are afforded an opportunity to connect with industry professionals all over the world - all with the ability to help take your career to new heights.

Why We’re Here

1The future of engineering depends on diversity. In March 2015, the National Executive Board enacted a 10-Year Strategic Plan to graduate 10,000 African American bachelor's degree candidates per year in engineering by 2025. We support the Strategic Plan by engaging in programs to expand the pipeline, recruit and retain minority students in engineering, and expanding networking support.

2 Our industry is always evolving. NSBE offers its members leadership training, professional development, mentoring opportunities, career placement services and more. We develop and execute programming that enhances technology awareness, career development and more to ensure optimal success within the industry for each and every one of our members.

3 We're rare.... very rare. Only 5% of the black US population works in science and engineering. As technical professionals, we desire and deserve a network of associates whose industry experiences reflect our own and whose connections may benefit our career goals. Through our many networking events, members of NSBE Memphis are able to establish valuable personal relationships.