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Past Speakers for November-December 2004

NOV 10 Peter J. Vanderzee
President - Launch-Right, LLC
Sr. Managing Partner - Transparent Solutions
In early 2003, Pete became CEO of a civil engineering technology client to launch its commercial operations and position the company to obtain funding or be acquired by a strategic partner.  At this time, a Swiss firm is evaluating the company for potential investment or acquisition.  Pete has also developed a business opportunity with a former McKinsey consultant regarding the construction surety bonding business.  Brokers, re-insurers, insurers, and several Fortune 200 companies have enthusiastically reviewed their solution, and it is now being considered for final development by Aon and Constructware, an Atlanta based construction software firm.  Pete holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, and a Master of Engineering degree in Industrial Engineering from Texas A&M.

NOV 17 Jack Parsons
Senior Financial Advisor - Merrill Lynch
Jack and his team focus on the needs of small to middle market businesses, corporate executives, and retirees all across the country.  Jack cares deeply for his clients and takes pride in serving as an objective resource for them and helping them achieve their goals.  Jack graduated from Georgia State University and has been in Atlanta for 17 years.

DEC 1 Stephen K. Necessary
President - Video on Demand Division, Concurrent Computer Corporation
Steve leads business operations for this $48 million per year division.  He directs activities of engineering, advanced technology, marketing, product management, customer support, and sales.  Steve has over 20 years of experience in the marketing field and has formerly held high level positions in PowerTV, Inc., Scientific-Atlanta, Inc., and ANTEC, Inc.  Steve received his Bachelor of Engineering Economic Systems degree from Georgia Institute of Technology and a Masters of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School.

DEC 8 Joseph P. Mueller
Financial Planner - Peachtree Planning Corporation
Peachtree Planning Corporation offers professional services in comprehensive wealth management including retirement planning, investment planning, estate analysis, personal life insurance, disability income protection, executive and employee benefit programs, and business continuation planning.  Joe received his Bachelor's degree from Miami University and Masters degrees from C.W. Post College in 1974 and the University of Akron in 1975.  Joe has also served as President of the USA Paralympic Fencing Team from 1994 to 1996 and has been a USA and Georgia State Games gold medalist in fencing.

DEC 15 Phil Dunkley
Senior Vice President - Metropolitan Realty Associates
Phil specializes in corporate and commercial real estate consulting with an emphasis on helping clients develop high performance work environments that support strategic operational objectives.  Phil has over 14 years of experience in the industry with companies such as Advantis GVA and Studley.  He began his career with Lanier World Wide in 1991 and has also worked for Wm. Leonard & Co.