Alex Beene is an author, journalist and educator from Tennessee. He has been featured on ABC, CBS, ESPN Radio and an array of print publications for authoring his first children’s book, “Lessons from a Southern Mother.” His columns have appeared in the Pulitzer Prize-winning Clarion-Ledger, Mic.com and other prominent media outlets. A constant traveler, he has ventured to over 20 countries and has books in five different languages. He has served as a partner on the Chairman’s Circle for New York’s Roundabout Theater Company and a member of the President’s Circle for Memphis’ Orpheum Theatre. His philanthropy and work in education have been recognized by the Jackson Sun, which listed him as one of the top 40 under 40 leaders in West Tennessee.