January 15, 2022 / Nashville Tennesee

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Executive Board

Eva M. Lemeh

Richard Gayle Photo A graduate in the top ten percent of her class from the University of Tennessee College of Law and member of the Order of the Coif, she is currently a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustee, who also practices in both Nashville and Memphis. A former starter for the Lady Commodores (1979-1981), Ms. Lemeh transferred to Middle Tennessee State University (1982 -1983) becoming a Lady Raider. During her senior year at MTSU, Ms. Lemeh was an instrumental participant in helping the Lady Raider’s basketball team successfully make the secondround of the NCAA tournament, allowing them to achieve the ranking of 29th in the final NCAA poll for the 1982-83 season.

A graduate of Nashville’s Father Ryan High School Ms. Lemeh was the recipient of the General Excellence award for her 1979 graduating class. She was a four sport lettered player, and held a leadership role in Ryan’s woman’s basketball and volleyball teams as well as track & field sports. Throughout her entire academic career, Ms. Lemeh retained high academic marks and rankings.

Jack Cate

Richard Gayle Photo A graduate of Knox College with a BA in History in 1968, is currently a Financial Advisor at Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC since 1996.   Mr. Cate is an Officer (he served in the United States Marine Corp for 11 years) and a gentleman (he is an avid women’s basketball enthusiast, both collegiately and professionally; travels to most of the UT women’s basketball games).

Richard A. Gayle

Richard Gayle Photo A 2006 graduate from Tennessee State University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Mr. Gayle has extensive experience working with troubled youth using a Transition to Independence approach as well as Behavioral Modification strategies to counsel troubled youth. Counseling youth, his passion since his days as a youth counselor at the Sarasota Boys and Girls club, he uses creative interventions such as (i) teaching them to play chess in hopes that learning such a thought provoking game will help them become critical thinkers and strategists, (ii) engaging them in extreme workouts he used in his days as a football player to help push them past what they believe are their physical limits; and (iii) teaching them to make healthy food choices and challenging them to prove him wrong that such choices do not effect them in a more positive way both physically and mentally. These strategies help to engage and empower these youths as well as teach them how to express and navigate through critical daily decisions that arise from the circumstance of living in an inner city environment. His perspective and passion to get youth back on track and to seize the opportunities education provides is an invaluable asset to MCC.

Some of his athletic accomplishments include being a wide receiver and punt returner at Jacksonville University 2002-2004 and the Big Blue of TSU 2004-2006 as well as a Wide receiver and defensive back for the Nashville Kats 2007 and Tennessee Valley Vipers 2008. He uses lessons learned and drills used in the game of football to assist him in his quest to keep his clients in school and strive for higher goals, such as attending and graduating from college.

Proud member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity.

Justin T. Campbell

Justin Campbell Photo Justin Campbell is an associate attorney with Thompson Burton PLLC. His primary focus is on bankruptcy and commercial litigation. Mr. Campbell is a member of the Tennessee and Nashville Bar Associations and serves as co-chair of the NBA Bankruptcy Court Committee. He lives in Nashville with his wife, Amy, and their two dogs, Layla and Penny. In his free time, he enjoys playing golf, and just completed his first marathon. An avid fan of the Tennessee Volunteers, Nashville Predators, and the Boston Red Sox, his current goal is visiting every Major League Baseball stadium. His energy and ideas are a great benefit to the Music City Classic organization.

Herman A. Hicks

Justin Campbell Photo Herman A. Hicks has been the Vice President and Credit Portfolio Manager-Private Client Services at First Tennessee Bank in the Greater Nashville Tennessee area since 2008. He is the father of two and married to Keisha Hicks.