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Past Speakers for May-June 2006

MAY 10 Don Brown
Area Manager - Brennan Associates
Don was born and raised in Massachusetts and graduated with a BSBA in Management from Fitchburg College in 1982.  In 1983, he began his career in RF and microwave sales working for M/A-Com Omni-Spectra.  After relocating to Atlanta in 1991, Don spent the next ten years working for various electronic distributors such as Penstock and Avnet.  In 2003, he became the Area Manager for Brennan Associates, a manufacturers' representative.

MAY 17 Ryan C. Irvine
Associate - Cushman & Wakefield Global Real Estate Solutions
Ryan provides tenant representation and consultation, lease analysis, and marketing, leasing and subleasing office space services in metropolitan Atlanta.  Prior to joining C&W, he attended the University of Georgia where he earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in Real Estate and Finance in 2004.  While attending the University of Georgia, Ryan was one of 32 students to be a part of the Terry College of Business's Leonard Leadership Scholar Program, a competitive two-year leadership program designed to prepare future business leaders with the skills and strengths to add value to their organizations.  Licensed in Georgia, Ryan is a member of the Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors.

MAY 24 Joseph G. Shea
Accounting Manager - Scientific Games Racing, LLC
Scientific Games Racing is a provider of Tote, Simulcasting and Data Services.  Joe has been in the accounting field for 20 years and prior to his position at Scientific Games worked for companies such as Sprague Energy, Bionostics, Inc., Healthnet, and General Electric in addition to contract work for AFC Enterprises.  He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration at Merrimack College in North Andover, Massachusetts, and his MBA from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts.

MAY 31 Randy Brunson
Founding Principal - Centurion Advisory Group
Randy's career spans 30 years in financial services.  He spent a number of years on the institutional side and had the opportunity to start a successful investment management firm in 1991.  Randy serves both individual and corporate clients throughout Georgia, the Southeast, and up the Atlantic coast.  He attended UT Chattanooga studying engineering and marketing and has passed the comprehensive exam for his Certified Financial Planner designation.

JUNE 7 Ralph Reed, Jr.
Candidate for Lt. Gov. & Founder/Pres. - Century Strategies
Century Strategies is a public relations and public affairs firm with offices in Duluth and Washington, D.C., which advises numerous Fortune 500 companies.  Ralph was the former chairman of the Georgia Republican Party and has worked on seven presidential campaigns and served as Chairman of the Southeast Region for Bush-Cheney '04 and Campaign Manager in Georgia.  As former executive director of the Christian Coalition, he built one of the nation's most effective grassroots organizations.  Ralph grew up in Toccoa, Georgia, and has a B.A. from the University of Georgia and a Ph.D. in American History from Emory University.  He also serves on the Board of Visitors for the University of Georgia School of Public and International Affairs, the Executive Board of the Northeast Georgia Council of the Boy Scouts of America, and the Board of Directors of the American Council of Young Political Leaders.

JUNE 14 Bill Moultrie
Co-Founder & CEO - VirtualBLUE, Inc.
VirtualBLUE is a startup company that is a member company of the Advanced Technology Development Center. VirtualBLUE's mission is to be the leader in developing and delivering practical technology solutions for the U.S. construction industry.  Its initial product, the rollable digital blueprint, is the only economical and viable substitute for the paper blueprint and will transform the flow of project information in the A/E/C industry.  Bill also has over 13 years of executive experience and ownership in The Facility Group, a $750M privately held business within the architectural, engineering, and construction industry where he worked as Project Manager and more recently served in the role of Executive Vice President.

JUNE 21 Andy Trevers
Director of Academy Programs - Tophat Soccer Club
Tophat Soccer Club is an all girls youth soccer club providing 1,200 females from 4 to 18 years old training for soccer and life.  Originally from North London, England, Andy immigrated to the USA in 1988.  He was Group Credit Controller for Computer People Group UK/USA and had various accounting positions in the Atlanta area until 1998.  The sudden change in his father's health and passing in 1998 led to a career changing decision when he moved into full time soccer coaching at Tophat.

JUNE 28 Peter Bourke
Principal - The Complex Sale
The Complex Sale is a sales training and consulting firm in Alpharetta, Georgia.  Peter is also Volunteer CEO of Crossroads Career Network. Peter has more than 25 years of experience in the professional services and computer services industry, and prior to joining TCS, he served as President of Spherion Corporation's Outsourcing and Human Capital Consulting Divisions.  His background in sales leadership, marketing and operational management includes key roles with Andersen Consulting (now Accenture), IBM, NYNEX, and First Financial Management.  Peter received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from California State Polytechnic University as well as an MBA from Pepperdine University.