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.


  David Arick (Executive Committee Chair) - Assistant Treasurer, Global Risk, International Paper Co.


  Tyler McBride (Co-Chair & Past Chair) - General Manager, State Systems


 Eddie Floyd - (Vice-Chair) Managing Director, Kemmons Wilson Insurance Group


Susan Helms (Secretary) - Director Injury Prevention and Safe Kids, LeBonheur Children’s Hospital
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


    W. Ray Brakebill - Principal/ Owner, The Brakebill Co.
      Mark Jowers - Founder of Cornerstone Carpet Care, LLC, dba ServiceMaster by Cornerstone (a franchise of ServiceMaster Clean and ServiceMaster Restore)
    Mickell Lowery - Sales Executive, FedEx
    Thomas A. Malone - President, IAFF, Local 1784
     Tim McCullough, AIA- Architect, LEED Green Assciate, CM-BIM Urban ARCH Associates
    Henry Posey - Retired Chief, Memphis Fire Dept./ Fire Chief, Atoka (TN) Fire Dept.
     Dr. James E. Sexton, D.D.S.- Director, Christian Mobile Dental Clinic
    Mary H. Tibbets - Vice President, Menard, Gates and Mathis, Inc.
    Bobby Wharton  - President, G&W Diesel and EVS MidSouth
     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
    J. Kevin Walsh (Board Attorney) - Harris, Shelton, Hanover and Walsh, PLLC

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