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.
Tyler McBride (Executive Committee Chair) - General Manager, State Systems
Susan Helms (Co-Chair & Past Chair) - Director Injury Prevention and Safe Kids, LeBonheur Children’s Hospital
David Arick (Vice Chair) - Assistant Treasurer, Global Risk, International Paper Co.
Bobby Wharton (Secretary) - President, G&W Diesel and EVS MidSouth
Kyle Hatler (Treasurer) - Vice President, Business Banking, Regions Financial Corp.
Richard Arwood (At Large) - Retired Director, Memphis Fire Dept.
Jeff Gaudino (At Large) - Vice President, Belz Enterprises
Todd Van Beck - General Manager, Forest Hill Funeral Homes/Memorial Parks
W. Ray Brakebill - Principal/ Owner, The Brakebill Co.
Chester Charles - Vice President/CEO, CTC Outdoors
Kent Farmer - President/CEO, Spectrum Corp.
Eddie Floyd - Managing Director, Kemmons Wilson Insurance Group
Robert S. Kirk, Jr. - Farris, Bobango, Branan, PLC
Mickell Lowery - Sales Executive, FedEx
Thomas A. Malone - President, IAFF, Local 1784
Henry Posey - Retired Chief, Memphis Fire Dept.
Brian Stephens - Founder, Caissa Pu Strategy
Mary H. Tibbets - Vice President, Menard, Gates and Mathis, Inc.
Alvin Benson (Non-Voting Member) - Director, Memphis Fire Services
Michael Putt (Non-Voting Member) - Deputy Director, Memphis Fire Services
Joe Payne (Non-Voting Member) - Chief Fire Marshal, Memphis Fire Services
J. Kevin Walsh (Board Attorney) - Harris, Shelton, Hanover and Walsh, PLLC
Jerome Hanover (Member Emeritus) - Senior Vice President, Belz Investment Co.
John Ellis (Member Emeritus) - Vice President, Belz Enterprises