Ron Nelson was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee. He is a graduate of LeMoyne-Owen College where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. In October 2005, Ron became the Program Director. While serving in this capacity, he instilled positive character and leadership skills and quality programming. Growing up, Ron was a member of the Dixie Boys Club for 11 years under the direction of Bernal Smith. Ron has been an active member of the Association of Boys & Girls Club Professionals and now is the Director of the John Dustin Buckman Club.
Email: ronn [at] bgcm [dot] org
Nyrone Hawkins was born October 17 1969 in Montgomery, AL the fourth child to Martha Hawkins in a single parent household. Signed with Memphis State University in 1988 on a football scholarship. Obtained a degree in Communications from University of Memphis in 2007. Has been a leader in the Memphis non-profit arena for over 16 years. Has tirelessly work to improve the plight of the youth of Memphis and Shelby County and the overall imagine of the city. Inducted University of Memphis MClub Hall of Fame the Billy J. Murphy Award. Selected the 2020 University of Memphis Black Alumni Chapter Alumna of the Year. Married to wife Yolanda D. Hawkins of 18 years. We share a daughter Nyia Simone Hawkins.
Email: nyroneh [at] bgcm [dot] org