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Past Speakers for September-October 2006

SEPT 13 Charlie Belcher
President - Allied Jet International
Charlie started flying in 1971 after his service in the U.S. Army.  After owning a flight school for three years, he launched into the corporate flight department sector of aviation.  He is the founder of Allied Jet International which strives for great service through outstanding integrity and in-depth knowledge of the corporate aviation market, providing professional assistance with aircraft sales and acquisitions, aircraft management, and shared ownership.  Allied Jet International is a member of the Diamond Aviation Group, an exclusive association of aircraft dealers devoted to the professional marketing of your aircraft.  Charlie's personal total flying time exceeds 14,000 hours and he has maintained his Flight Instructor Certification for one student--Charlie Belcher III.

SEPT 20 Todd Tibbitts
CEO - Georgia Telegration
Georgia Telegration is a telecom and technology company that specializes in converging, migrating and integrating telecommunications systems to emerging technologies, including Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP).  Todd also heads up Tibbetts Technologies which provides consulting and technology services across a wide range of industries.  Todd has been very active in the Georgia Republican Party and the Republican National Committee and served in numerous campaigns.  He graduated from Berry College in Rome with a degree in business and accounting and is  in the Class of 2005 of the coveted Coverdell Leadership Institute.

SEPT 27 Rusty Gordon
CEO - Knowlagent
Knowlagent is an innovative software company with a strategic call center solution that drives revenue and customer loyalty initiatives. Prior to joining Knowlagent, Rusty has led numerous successful business turnarounds, startups and acquisitions over the last 25 years including Founder and CEO of iFleet Inc., CEO of Automated Design Systems, Inc., President of The Retail Alliance, Founder and CEO of Choice Retail Systems, and General Manager, Retail Sciences and Peachtree Software.  Rusty has also applied his business building skills to many local technology associations and non profits as a senior officer or board member including Technology Executive Roundtable and High Tech Ministries, and Southeastern Software Association.

OCT 11 Dr. Rober Watkins
President & CEO - Visionary Enterprises
Dr. Watkins is an executive business management consultant and business development professional with extensive valuation, appraisal and sales experience in the real estate, healthcare, government and corporate industries.  He has a successful track record of developing and delivering business solutions in the areas of organizational change management, business process improvement and project management.  He received his Doctorate degree of business management from M.I. International in Knoxville, Tennessee, and has a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications from the State University of West Georgia in Carrollton, Georgia.

OCT 18 James Davie
Vice President/Partner - Canvas Systems
Canvas Systems is a technology management company.  James is a co-founder of Canvas Systems and also Optimus Solutions, which is a VAR/integrator and includes an independent consulting practice.  Optimus and Canvas have combined revenues of $250 million and have received both the Pacesetters Award and Best Places to Work Award from Atlanta Business Chronicle.  James has 19 years of experience in the computer industry and is a graduate of Vanderbilt University.

OCT 25 Michael J. Bruchey
Executive VP, Marketing & Business Development - HCG Software
Michael is responsible for all marketing, sales and partner development activities.  He has over 23 years of experience working for hardware, software, and consulting companies, and started his career with Control Data Corporation and Digital Equipment Corporation where he held various sales, sales management and alliance positions.  Prior to joining HCG, Michael successfully implemented direct sales, channel and alliance organizations at leading software and consulting companies including BearingPoint, Portal Software and Internet Security Systems.  He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Florida International University in Miami, Florida.