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Mid-South men selected for honor

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(WMC-TV) - A Mid-South organization is hosting its fifth annual Men of Excellence Awards Reception Saturday.

The Tri-State Defender is honoring African-American men who motivate others through leadership, exceptional achievements, and participation in community service.

The TSD president, Bernal Smith, is very excited for this year's honorees.

"To continue to receive significant numbers of nominations from the community...is truly one of the positive attributes that make Memphis a great city," stated Smith.

The event begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis. Awards are scheduled to be presented at 8:30 p.m.

2013 Men of Excellence honorees are as follows:

Adrian Baskin , Business Strategist | FedEx Express

Dr. Jerry M. Bobo , CEO/Founder | Fresh Start University & Fresh Start International Ministries

Jacque BoNéy, Founder/Owner | Barking Pals Consulting

Kenneth Bradshaw , Assistant Director of Facilities | University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Ronnie Gerald Brooks, Jr ., Executive Director | The Minding Your Business Foundation

Timothy J. Clifton , Director of Food and Beverage | The Westin Memphis Beale Street

Kerry V.Cobb, President | Memphis Little League

Clifton Davis, Administrator | Shelby County Government

Marcus Dorris, President | Mix & Mingle Entertainment

Timothy Dunlap , RCS Tier III Systems Engineer | Konica Minolta/All Covered

Reginald L. Eskridge, Esq ., Senior Partner | Eskridge & Eskridge Law Firm

Dr. Edmund Ford, Jr., Memphis City Council Chairman | City of Memphis

Jaske Goff, V. P. Planning & Development | Downtown Memphis Commission

Eric Goodrich , President | Eric Goodrich Agencies, Inc.

Demean Grayson , General Sales Manager | Cumulus Media

Rod Hall , District Manager | Social Security Administration

Derrick D. Harris , President & CEO | Political Systems & Solutions

Kelly D. Henderson , Principal | Hamilton Middle School

Reginald Henderson , Chief Prosecutor, Special Prosecution Unit | Shelby County District Attorney General's Office

Anthony Holder , Airline Pilot Captain, Boeing 777 | FedEx

Michael Hooks Jr., Chief Project Manager | All World Project Management, LLC

Dorsey Hopson, II, Superintendent | Shelby County Schools

Arthur Horne, III, Attorney at Law | Horne & Wells, PLLC

Tamarisk Hughes, Government Relations and Public Policy Liaison | Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee

Tony James , Investment Banker | Vining Sparks

Romalic M. Jones , Founder & CEO | Just Say Y.E.S., Inc.

Ross Kerr , President/CEO | Kerr Brothers, LLC

Tshomba LaMont Mayers , Attorney at Law | Mayers & Mayers

John M. Payne , President | Payne Productions, Inc.

John Keith Perry Jr., Attorney at Law | Sparkman, Zummach & Perry, P.C.

Al Pickett , Founder | The Brookshire Group

Andrew Porter , Associate Minister | Abundant Life Fellowship Church

Lorenzo Renfroe , Managing Partner | Law Offices of Lorenzo Derek Renfroe

Dr. Marco T. Robinson , Assistant Professor History | Rust College

Kevin M. Rooks , Senior O & M Specialist | Methodist LeBonheur Healthcare

Michael Joseph Smith , Founder & President | DeSoto County African-American History Symposium

Jack Steele , President & CEO | Center for Orthotics & Prosthetics, Inc.

Marron D. Thomas , Executive Director | Leadership Empowerment Center

Coleman Thompson , Executive Director | Pyramid Recovery Center

Andre Turner , Special Project Coordinator | Shelby County Schools

Jonathan R. Watkins , Vice President/C.O.O. | Methodist LeBonheur Healthcare – North Hospital

Jamal Whitlow , Owner | Whitlow Consulting

Dewayne Williams , Director of Parks & Recreation | City of Hernando

Kevin L. Wren , Strategic Customer Accounts Consultant | Tennessee Valley Authority

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