Alys and her husband live in Germantown, Tennessee with their two daughters. Aden is a student at the University of Memphis where she is an Emerging Leader and member of Alpha Gamma Delta. She plans to graduate in December 2015. Yates is in seventh grade at Riverdale Elementary. Michael is founder, chairman and CEO of masterIT, a Memphis, TN technology company that provides wall-to-wall technology services for small to medium businesses. They are members of Christ United Methodist Church in Memphis.
An involved, dedicated, lifelong member of the Memphis community, Alys has worked in marketing and public relations positions for Morgan Keegan, Christ United Methodist Church, Crichton College, the Salvation Army, Howell Marketing Strategies and masterIT. Alys has served as the president of many professional and non-profit boards, including such diverse groups as the Memphis chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators and the Germantown United Methodist Church’s United Methodist Women.
While working as a marketing and public relations consultant, she is currently membership chairperson for the United Methodist Women at Christ Methodist and serves on the board for the Dorothy Day House of Hospitality. In her 20 years experience working with businesses and non-profits, she is known for her ability to understand the big picture yet maintain a firm grasp on ensuring the details are handled to make the big picture happen.
She is a graduate of Millsaps College in Jackson, Miss. with a B.A. in History.