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Past Speakers, March-April 2004

MAR 10 Dr. Dwight "Ike" Reighard
Chief People Officer for HomeBanc Mortgage Corporation
Ike was named to his present position in December, 2002. He also has pastored two of the fastest growing churches in America, New Hope Baptist Church and NorthStar. He has appeared in articles in the Wall Street Journal, Inc. Magazine, USA Today, The Atlanta Journal, The Atlanta Business Chroncile and other publications. Among Ike's numerous speaking engagements, he has had the privilege of speaking before the Georgia General Assembly and the United States Congress.

MAR 17 Steven A. Shelby,
VP Sales and Marketing for Cross Technologies, Inc.
Steve holds a BSEE and has extensive professional technical sales experience in direct, OEM and channel management at Director level in regional/national territories. His prior experience includes positions as Director, Strategic Sales, for Paragon Networks International; Director, OEM Sales for Digital Transmission Systems; and OEM Sales Manager for Digital Communications Associates.

MAR 24 John Hedges,
Director, Sales Automation, Cingular Wireless
John has been with BellSouth/Cingular for 10 years. His job involves leading the sales channels through decision processes, whereby they can realize IT solutions to their unique challenges, creating business justification and directing projects with a business perspective. Prior to joining Cingular, John served in the U.S. Army as an Army aviator flying the Apache and Cobra helicopters. He will complete his Maters of Science in Computer Information Systems this year from the University of Georgia.

MAR 31 Gary Christopher
President, The Jholdas Group, Inc.,
a management consulting and business coaching firm specializing in strategic planning and business process improvement for businesses. Prior to joining The Jholdas Group, Gary was a Senior Vice President with The Parsons Corporation, an international engineering and construction firm, where he worked for 22 years. He has a Master of Engineering degree from the University of Florida and a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering form West Virginia University.

APR 14 David H. Seides,
Business Operations Director, Cingular Wireless
David performs CFO functions for a three state area consisting of Georgia, Kentucky and Tennessee, presenting $2 billion of annual sales. Prior to joining Cingular, David held managerial positions at MCI Communications Corporation and was a financial analyst for IBM/Loral Federal Systems Company. He has a Master of Business Administration degree from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Rochester.

APR 21 Greg Cantrell,
Realtor, Platinum Place Properties
Greg possesses experience in selling properties throughout several greater Atlanta metropolitian areas and knows northeast Atlanta's residential properties, schools and community resources well. Greg began his career with Re/Max Northeast in 1992 where he established various skills through training under a top ten Re/Max agent in the state of Georgiaa. He received his real estate license in 1992 and is an active member of the Gwinett County Board of Realtors, Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce and Lawrenceville Kiwanis Club.

APR 28 Heinz Wegener,
President of Cross Technologies, Inc.,
and former Chairman and Executive Vice President of Wegener Corporation, a publicly traded company. Both companies manufacture satellite communications equipment. Heinz has also held engineering positions at Scientific-Atlanta, Georgia Tech, General Electric, and Magnavox. Heinz and his family emigrated from Germany in 1951, and he has been married to his wife Nan for 42 years. In 1978, he founded Wegener Communications which began in his laundry room and has grown to become an international supplier of satellite communications equipment. But even founding a successful company did not bring fulfillment until he invited Jesus Christ into his life as his Lord and Savior.