About / Board of Commissioners

Memphis Light, Gas and Water is governed by a five-member Board of Commissioners who are appointed by the Mayor of the City of Memphis. Public Board of Commissioners Meetings are held at 1:00 p.m., the first and third Wednesday of each month (unless otherwise noted), at MLGW Administration Building, 220 S. Main.

Steven Wishnia, Chair
As president and managing director of Highland Capital Management Corporation, Steven Wishnia directs the company's management of portfolios for pension plans, profit sharing plans, endowments, and individuals. Wishnia is Trustee of the Plough Foundation and serves on the Board of Directors of Methodist LeBonheur Healthcare.


Carlee McCullough, Co-Chair
A native Memphian, Carlee McCullough currently serves as general counsel of McCullough Law and was previously the contract compliance officer for the City of Memphis. She has served as legal advisor for the Memphis and Shelby County Music Commission as well as the Memphis and Shelby County Film & Television Commission. A former certified public accountant, she is a graduate of Howard University School of Business and Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, Calif., where she received her law degree. Among her many pursuits, she also writes a weekly business column for The New Tri-State Defender.

Derwin Sisnett co-founded Gestalt Community Schools in 2011 after founding its first school, Power Center Academy, in 2008. Prior to serving as CEO of Gestalt, Sisnett served as the Executive Director of the Power Center Community Development Corporation. Sisnett currently serves on the Power Center CDC Board of Directors, Crosstown Arts Board of Trustees, and the Martin Institute for Teaching Excellence Board of Trustees. Sisnett is also an Aspen Global Leadership Network Fellow.

Mitch Graves
Mitch Graves is president and CEO of HealthChoice, a physician hospital organization which serves as a joint venture between Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare and MetroCare. Graves graduated from Christian Brothers University with a Bachelor of Science in business administration. He presently serves on the boards of Alliance Health Services, Precision Infusion-Memphis, The University Club, and serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Christian Brothers University. He is a member of the Economic Club of Memphis and also serves on the finance committee of his church, Grace-St. Luke’s.

Leon Dickson Sr.
Leon Dickson Sr., is owner and principal broker of BenchMark at Southwind Realtors. The Tennessee Association of Realtors recently selected Dickson as the group’s first African-American president-elect for 2017. A Realtor for 27 years, he previously held the post of state secretary/treasurer for the group. He also is a past president of the Memphis Area Association of Realtors and was named its Realtor of the Year in 2012. The native Memphian volunteers at HopeWorks and Germanshire Elementary.