Executive Committee

  • Courtney Crosby

    Courtney Crosby

    Steering Chair

    Courtney graduated from the University of Memphis in 2006 and earned her NCIDQ in 2008. Her Interior Design career began at L…

    More about Courtney Crosby ›
  • Crystal McCain

    Crystal McCain

    Steering Chair Elect

    Crystal McCain is an Interior Designer at HBG Design, where she is passionate about connecting people to place, making memora…

    More about Crystal McCain ›
  • Sarah Edwards

    Sarah Edwards

    Secretary

    Sarah graduated from Middle Tennessee State University in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design. She earned NCID…

    More about Sarah Edwards ›
  • Jana Joplin Johnson

    Jana Joplin Johnson

    Past Steering Chair

  • Ron Smith

    Ron Smith

    Executive Advisor

  • Traci Smith

    Executive Advisor

Board of Directors

  • Cullene Adams

    Cullene Adams

    Scholarship

  • Greg Marx

    Greg Marx

    Membership

  • Justin (Cody) Liles

    Justin (Cody) Liles

    Programming

    Cody is a family man that is very involved in the Memphis design community as the owner of JC & Company representative Group …

    More about Justin (Cody) Liles ›
  • Valli Wiggins

    Valli Wiggins

    Programming

Committee Chair

  • Makayla  Morrical

    Makayla Morrical

    Student Representative

  • Christi Bennett

    Christi Bennett

    Fundraising

  • Sarah Woodard

    Sarah Woodard

    Fundraising

  • Michael Sautner

    Michael Sautner

    Equity, Inclusion, & Diversity

    Michael Sautner has been with Atlas Concorde USA, a leading Italian and USA porcelain tile manufacturer since 2016 and is cur…

    More about Michael Sautner ›
  • Ashley Skrabut

    Ashley Skrabut

    Marketing

  • Michelle Wampler

    Michelle Wampler

    Marketing

Committee Members

  • Michael Sautner

    Michael Sautner

    Membership

    Michael Sautner has been with Atlas Concorde USA, a leading Italian and USA porcelain tile manufacturer since 2016 and is cur…

    More about Michael Sautner ›
  • Susan Herring

    Susan Herring

    Programming

  • Jean Hinton

    Jean Hinton

    Programming

  • Brenda Lookadoo

    Brenda Lookadoo

    Programming

  • Riley Miller

    Riley Miller

    Programming

  • Erika Walthart

    Erika Walthart

    Programming

Courtney Crosby

Courtney Crosby

Steering Chair

Courtney graduated from the University of Memphis in 2006 and earned her NCIDQ in 2008. Her Interior Design career began at LRK Architects, working primarily on commercial and healthcare projects. In 2009, she joined Officescapes where she served as Design Director for the Authorized Haworth Dealer in Memphis. She has volunteered in various positions on the IIDA Memphis City Center Committee over the years. In 2016, she decided to make the leap into the Hospitality Industry by joining the Design Review team at the Hilton Headquarters in Memphis, TN. She is thrilled to be serving on the NEWH Memphis/MidSouth Steering Committee and looks forward to seeing the Regional Group grow & thrive over the next few years.

Crystal McCain

Crystal McCain

Steering Chair Elect

Crystal McCain is an Interior Designer at HBG Design, where she is passionate about connecting people to place, making memorable guest experiences in hospitality design. As graduate of University of Memphis in 2008, interning at LRK Architects, her career has consisted of a diverse background of design including graphic design, custom rug and carpet design, to luxury collegiate multifamily off-campus housing, and on-campus dorms and apartments. She earned her NCIDQ in 2017 and her LEED GA certification in 2019. Throughout her career she has volunteered in various positions on the IIDA Memphis City Center Committee starting with being a student liaison while at The University of Memphis and started volunteering with the NEWH MidSouth Region Steering Committee. She is excited to take on the role of Steering Chair in 2022 and continue to grow our regional group with exciting events and opportunities for its members.

Sarah Edwards

Sarah Edwards

Secretary

Sarah graduated from Middle Tennessee State University in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design. She earned NCIDQ certification in 2008 and LEED Green Associate certification in 2014. All of Sarah’s years since college have been spent working in multiple areas of the hospitality design industry, she has extensive experience in: Interior Design, Project Management, Sales, Procurement and Brand Design. Sarah works at Hilton as the Senior Manager of Design for Focused Service brands new construction and conversion projects. Sarah joined NEWH when the Mid-south regional group began in 2017 and has served on the board in both Marketing and Secretary roles.

Justin (Cody) Liles

Justin (Cody) Liles

Programming

Cody is a family man that is very involved in the Memphis design community as the owner of JC & Company representative Group since 2008. Cody has been a board member and program director since the Mid-South Chapter started in 2017. As the hospitality industry takes on the ups and downs of recession periods in 2009 and 2020 Cody has held strong to grow his team of one to become a team of three. Jean Marie Hinton and Katie Burdette have been key additions to the continued success of JC & Company. As a multi-line sale group, we are looking forward to a bright future in the hospitality industry!

Michael Sautner

Michael Sautner

Equity, Inclusion, & Diversity

Michael Sautner has been with Atlas Concorde USA, a leading Italian and USA porcelain tile manufacturer since 2016 and is currently the National Director of Hospitality.

As we know, in hospitality projects there are a number of things important in the materials we use from healthy materials, green materials, and high-quality esthetics. He proud to represent products that are committed to achieving high standards in those areas.

Works with all stakeholders vital in the industry from the brands, owners/developers, procurement companies, Designers/Architects, and fabricators/contractors.

He is excited to contributing to the growth of the Mid-South region and seeing it thrive over the next few years by promoting an inclusive environment.

With his spare time, he enjoys to travel and experience different cultures through food, architecture, and sports.

Michael Sautner

Michael Sautner

Membership

Michael Sautner has been with Atlas Concorde USA, a leading Italian and USA porcelain tile manufacturer since 2016 and is currently the National Director of Hospitality.

As we know, in hospitality projects there are a number of things important in the materials we use from healthy materials, green materials, and high-quality esthetics. He proud to represent products that are committed to achieving high standards in those areas.

Works with all stakeholders vital in the industry from the brands, owners/developers, procurement companies, Designers/Architects, and fabricators/contractors.

He is excited to contributing to the growth of the Mid-South region and seeing it thrive over the next few years by promoting an inclusive environment.

With his spare time, he enjoys to travel and experience different cultures through food, architecture, and sports.