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Past Speakers for July-August 2007

JULY 11 Jack Spitler
MD-11 Pilot - Federal Express
Jack has flown for FedEx since 1991 and flies international routes including Europe and Asia. He was a pilot for Atlantic Southeast Airlines from 1978 to 1991. Jack became a pilot during his enlistment in the Navy from 1975 to 1977 and is a 1973 Georgia Tech graduate in Industrial Engineering. Jack also had a brief career in real estate development right after graduating from college.

JULY 18 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 in the past was 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 the churches largest co-ed Sunday School class.

JULY 25 Stacy Burton
Owner/Broker - RE/MAX Northeast
RE/MAX Northeast is a real estate company providing mostly residential brokerage, and mortgages.  A native Atlantan, Stacy taught high school and coached prior to entering the real estate business in 1971.  Stacy  was the first RE/MAX broker in the state of Georgia. Stacy and his wife, Jeannie, have two daughters and now reside on Lake Oconee in Greensboro, Georgia.

AUG 8 Wayne Odom
Owner - Virtual-E-Yours
Virtual-E-Yours is an eMarketing enterprise enabling individuals to identify their own niche.  It connects people with a proven business system which educates individuals how to start their own business. Wayne is also affiliated as a people strategist with a number of best practices HR providers from pre-employment technology, benefits management, and training and development of staff including on-line recognition and reward programs. Wayne received a BS in International Business form Auburn University in 1990. He is in the process of starting a luncheon like the NFL at the Golden Coral on Barrett Parkway in Kennesaw starting July 19, 2007.

AUG 15 Jim Watson
Chairman/CEO - Reflex Security
Jim brings to Reflex Security over 22 years of technology industry experience, including Chairman and CEO of Red Celsius, an application infrastructure software company.  Previously, Jim was the Executive Vice President of worldwide client development at CFN, a web-based consumer financial services company.  Prior to that, Jim was a partner in the international technology practice of Heidrick & Struggles, Inc.  From 1987 to 1997, Jim was with the Gartner Group, a leading information technology research firm and before that, he was co-founder and President of VoiceLink, Inc.  Jim began his career as a sales executive and training manager for Xerox.

AUG 22 Phil Stroud (tentative)
Chief People Officer - Thompson Technologies, Inc.
Thompson Technologies, Inc. (TTI), founded in 1995 by David Thompson and on the INC 500 in 2000 and 2001, is a professional IT workforce solutions company dedicated to providing clients with the industry's best staffing, executive search, outplacement and managed services. Phil and David met over 10 years ago at a locally based networking group Job Seekers at Towne Center Mall founded by Phil to assist those in the Atlanta job market that were unemployed or seeking better opportunities. Phil has had an illustrious career in Atlanta since 1970 serving in a variety of corporate positions at Coca-Cola Enterprises and for the past 12 years at Equifax/Choicepoint.

AUG 29 Frank M. Harris (tentative)
President/CEO - G&H Franchising Corporation
G&H Franchising Corporation is a franchising company which grants franchises for Pizza Construction Co. restaurants. The first Pizza Construction Co. was established over 20 years ago and is a business-to-business and retail restaurant He was also VP at AER Energy Resources and International Components Corporation. Prior to this, Frank worked at GE as Product Manager, Market Research Analyst and District Sales Engineer in the Lighting Products and Battery Business. He has an MBA - Marketing from George Washington University and a BS Engineering Operations from NC State.