Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of the Fire Museum of Memphis leads the Museum along with the staff so that the mission of the Museum is accomplished. The Board meets once a month and includes a diverse group of individuals.


Tim McCullough, AIA (Chair) - Architect, LEED Green Assciate, CM-BIM Urban ARCH Associates
Phil Dagastino, Jr. - (Vice Chair) Senior Vice President, Cushman & Wakefield
Bobby Wharton (Past Chair)- President, G&W Diesel and EVS Mid-South
Susan Helms (Secretary) - Director, Injury Prevention and Safe Kids, LeBonheur Children’s Hospital
Eddie Floyd (Treasurer) - Vice President, Willis Towers Watson
David Arick  (At-Large Position One) - Global Risk, International Paper Co.
Tyler McBride  (At-Large Position Two) - General Manager, State Systems


    W. Ray Brakebill - Principal/ Owner, The Brakebill Co.
    Chief Colin Burress - Battalion Chief, Special Operations, Memphis Fire Department and Fire Museum Red Door Representative
    Steve Childress - All State Insurance Agent
    Robert S. Kirk, Jr. - Bobango, Brenan PLC

    Robert Mabe - Trauma and Burn Outreach Coordinator, Regional One Health


    Thomas A. Malone - President, IAFF, Local 1784
    Henry Posey - Retired Chief, Memphis Fire Dept./ Fire Chief, Atoka (TN) Fire Dept.
    Mary H. Tibbets - Vice President, Menard, Gates and Mathis, Inc.
    Dwayne Thompson -  Representative, District 96, Tennessee State Legislature
    Larissa Redmond Thompson - CEO/Founder of Collegiate Life Investment Foundation (C.L.I.F.)
    Jack Yates - Owner, Tricore Builders, Inc.
    Gina Sweat (Non-Voting Member) - Director, Memphis Fire Services
    Michael Jubirt (Non-Voting Member) - Deputy Director, Memphis Fire Services
    Joe Payne (Non-Voting Member) - Chief Fire Marshal, Memphis Fire Services

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