The new CEO for a Memphis philanthropic collaborative has expanded his leadership team and hired two fellow Hoosiers as lieutenants.

Marcus Robinson
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Marcus Robinson, a former Indianapolis charter school leader hired last summer to head the Memphis Education Fund, announced the arrival of his new team members this month following a rebranding last fall of the group formerly known as Teacher Town.

Regina Marsh joined the Memphis fund as its first director of operations and external relations. She has spent two decades as CEO of the Forest Manor Multi-service Center, where she oversaw a program that provides social services to impoverished families in Indianapolis.

Marsh will oversee internal operations for the Memphis fund, which aims to improve the city’s 10 percent of lowest-performing schools.

Clifford Stockton III will oversee office management and client relations for the Memphis fund. A Memphis native, Stockton worked in Indianapolis as an educator for Tindley Accelerated Schools, a charter school founded by Robinson. He is also the grandson of Clifford Stockton Sr., a long-time leader at the Memphis Chamber of Commerce.

Robinson said the hires are for new positions as “we restructure our staff to accommodate our growing mission.” The collaborative has 10 full-time staff members.

Created in 2014, the fund rebranded itself in November and broadened its focus from teacher recruitment and retainment to also training principals, supporting local efforts to improve low-performing schools, and engaging the community on education issues.