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Past Speakers for May-June 2005

MAY 11 Steven E. Goldberg
Flight Attendant - Delta Air Lines
Raised in Chicago, Steven graduated from the University of Illinois and attended Illinois Institute of Technology.  After college and a brief stint as a shepherd in Israel, he taught photography at a community college.  In 1977, he began his career at Delta Air Lines where he has been a flight attendant for the last 28 years.  Steven is one of the original members  and currently an elder at Congregation Beth Hallel, a Messianic Jewish congregation in Roswell. 

MAY 18 Ron Dunn
President/CEO - Alliance Flooring
Alliance Flooring is a company Ron founded in 1997 and the parent company of CarpetsPlus Color Tile, Carpetland USA and FLOORCO Direct to the Trade.  Alliance Flooring is the fastest growing franchise company in the flooring industry.  Currently, there are 463 store locations in 42 states with retail sales in excess of one billion dollars, and averaging one new opening per week.  Prior to Alliance Flooring, Ron was with Mohawk Industries, a carpet manufacturer, for 14 years, where he started as a sales rep, was promoted to divisional manager and served the final six years as Vice President of Sales.

MAY 25 Mike Patellis
Owner - Alpha Towing, Inc.
Mike has owned Alpha Towing since 1980.  He graduated from college in Hawaii and later continued his education at Emory University where he received his Masters of Divinity degree.  He also is a helicopter pilot and currently serves part time as chaplain at the Atlanta Federal Penitentiary.

JUNE 1 Robert A. Steinke
Consultant - Cognex Corp. & Former Chairman/CEO - DVT Corp.
DVT Corporation provides software and hardware for visual inspection systems.DVT was recently sold to Cognex Corporation for $115 million. Under Bob's leadership at DVT, sales and profits grew continuously each year, and it is now recognized as the fastest growing company in the machine vision industry.  Prior to joining DVT, Bob's leadership, marketing and financial management skills resulted in the successful start-up of several companies, and dramatic turn-around of others.  In addition to sales positions at Allis-Chalmers, NCR and Contel Business Systems, Bob has been President of Computer Communication Specialists and also Wiring Technologies. 

JUNE 15 Mark Whitley
Coach - Parkview High School
Mark has been an outstanding addition to Parkview High School's coaching staff since 1999.  He is the school's strength and conditioning coach and was recently selected as National High School Strength Coach of the Year by Professional Football Strength and Conditioning Coaches Society.  Coach Whitley also works with the defensive linemen and serves as the boys' and girls' track and field coach.  He has been a head football coach and athletic director in the past.  Mark and his family attend Mountain Park First Baptist Church where he currently teaches a couples class.

JUNE 22 Timothy Dineen
Founder - Strategy One Capital Partners
Tim is an independent corporate financial advisor who assists companies with growth strategy and capitalization.  Current clients include Vystar Corporation (allergy free latex), Climax Global Energy (reclamation of oil and high value hydro-carbons), and Micro Analytical Systems (analysis of seafood mercury content).  He has also formed a non-profit company with the mission of bringing equity ecomonic opportunity to the most disadvantaged members of our society.  Tim graduated from Notre Dame with an MBA in finance.

JUNE 29 Scott Rowe
Sales Rep. - Classic Real Estate Systems
Classic Real Estate Systems is a software company that sells compliance software to property management companies that manage subsidized rental properties. Scott covers the North East territory and enjoys traveling to New York City and eating cheesecake in Times Square late at night and attending Time Square Church when he can!  Prior to his position at Classic, Scott was the District Sales Representative for Internet Security Systems in Atlanta. Scott attended high school in Ann Arbor, Michigan and is a graduate of Florida State University.