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CBU Board Of Trustees Welcomes Six New Members

MEMPHIS — The Board of Trustees at Christian Brothers University welcomes six new members: Richard A. Cargile, Leslie L. Daniel, Russell J. Hensley, Maria Lensing, Harold G. McNeil, and Glenn W. Mitchell.


Richard Cargile (’82) is the President of Midstream for Energy Transfer Partners (ETP), based in Houston and one of
the largest natural gas transporters and the fastest growing natural gas liquids producer in the U.S. His responsibilities include overseeing operations of ETP’s midstream
assets including gathering and processing, intrastate and interstate pipelines, gas storage, Lone Star NGL, Standard Equipment Company (compression packaging affiliate), and PEI Power Corporation (electric generation affiliate). Additionally, he is responsible for corporate engineering, environmental, health and safety, and materials management across the Energy Transfer serving as President of DCP’s Southern Business Unit.

The Memphis native earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from CBU in 1982. He also completed the Executive Program at the University of Houston where he received his MBA, and has completed the Harvard University Advanced Management Program.

Cargile served as a member of the advisory board of the Institute of Gas Technology in Chicago in 1986, president of the Natural Gas Society of the Permian Basin in 2001, and New Mexico Oil & Gas board director in 2007 and 2008. He also served as a member of the Gas Processors Association Executive & Finance Committees and Board from 2008 – 2009, and again in 2012 thru 2014.


Leslie Daniel (’90) has over 20 years of accounting experience with a solid manufacturing and service background. She is currently the Director of Finance of the Mill Division at Graphic Packaging International in Atlanta, where she has worked since 2009.

Daniel graduated from Christian Brothers University in 1990 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Economics and Finance. In 1998, she became a Certified Public Account in Georgia.


Russell Hensley is an attorney with Evans Petree P.C. Law Firm and the CEO of The Hartwell Foundation. He graduated in 1978 from the University of Mississippi with a Bachelor of Arts degree, and from the University of Memphis School of Law in 1982. His law practice includes advising individuals and corporate entities on domestic and international transactions including raising of venture capital and structure issues, acquisitions, joint ventures and the issues which arise from such transactions. His clients include domestic and international companies, solely owned businesses and privately held companies ranging from entrepreneurial startups to mature multi-national corporations.

Hensley was the Staff Attorney for the City of Memphis for over 10 years, advising the Mayor and his Directors regarding real estate transactions for Housing and Community Development, the structure and development of single-family and multi-family housing under Federal Regulations, and acquisition of properties and governance for certain government facilities. He oversaw and advised WONDERS: The Memphis International Cultural Series, which negotiated with various international museums and governments for the display of certain pieces of arts and artifacts in the City of Memphis.

Hensley serves on the board of a number of non-profits, including the Hartwell Foundation, a non-profit private foundation distributing over $10 million a year to researchers doing research for children’s diseases throughout the United States; Memphis Athletic Ministries; and the Victory Ranch, a non-profit camp in Bolivar, TN.


Maria Lensing (’01, ’07) is Vice President of Signature Client Group at AT&T, where she is responsible for the growth and development of an $800M revenue stream. Lensing was previously responsible for the strategic direction and infrastructure operations for Rockwell Collins, a multibillion dollar global enterprise, with responsibilities spanning the LAN, WAN, WLAN and all the unified communications technologies including voice, video, email and mobility.

Lensing has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and a Master of Science in Engineering Management from CBU. She completed her Executive Education from Harvard Business School. In addition, she has multiple technical certifications including CCNA, CCNP, CCDA, CCDP, MCSE and ITILv3.

She is actively involved in many local and national non-profits. She is Chairman of the Board of DeNeuville Learning Center and the CBU Alumni Board. She is an active member of the Society of Information Management and Women in Engineering. Her passion for developing people and growing teams has resulted in speaking engagements on her platform of Servant Leadership. Lensing has received many awards including CBU’s Distinguished Young Alumnus of the year in October 2011, CBU’s R. Craig Blackman Outstanding Graduate Engineering Alumni Award in March 2013, the Memphis Business Journal “Top 40 under 40” Award in 2013, and was selected a “Super Woman in Business” in 2014 by the Memphis Business Journal.


Harold McNeil (’79) is the Senior Vice President of Operations at Tarkett Sports in Atlanta. Prior to joining Tarkett Sports in 2010, he worked for Mohawk Industries and Dupont where his extensive expertise in Operations, Supply Chain and Engineering, and Six Sigma built solid operational infrastructures that maximized revenue and profit.

McNeil is a 1979 graduate of CBU, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. In 1986, he received a Master of Business Administration in Finance and Accounting from James Madison University. He is also a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt, a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and Registered Professional Engineers, and is a Certified Financial Planner.


Glenn Mitchell was named the Managing Partner of Ernst & Young Memphis, and relocated with his family to Memphis from Atlanta in July 2012. He is serving his 22nd year of providing professional services to high growth organizations in the southeastern United States, focusing on the financial statement audit of technology, software, life sciences, real estate and distribution companies.

Mitchell manages the Georgia, Alabama, and Tennessee Ernst & Young “Entrepreneur of the Year” program in the Memphis market. He serves on the board of ArtsMemphis and represents Ernst & Young on the Greater Memphis Chamber and Financial Executives International. He is a member of the Southern Capital Forum, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Mitchell earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Auburn University and actively participates in the Auburn Alumni Association.

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