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Past Speakers for November-December 2010

Nov 03 Open Mic 
Testimonies by luncheon attendees.

NOV 10
Steven A. Shelby
VP of Sales and Marketing, Cross Technologies, Inc.

Steve holds a BSEE degree from Wichita State University and has extensive professional technical sales experience in direct, OEM and channel management at the Director level in regional/national territories. His prior experience includes positions as Director, Strategic Sales, for Paragon Networks International; Director, OEM Sales, for Digital Transmission Systems; and OEM Sales Manager for Digital Communications Associates.

NOV 17
Tommy Cho,
Owner of Tommy Cho Martial Arts,
a private company located in Marietta, Georgia. Tommy teaches and trains in the martial arts and has a 5th degree Black Belt in Hoshindo, a 2nd degree Black Belt in Tae Kwondo, and a Brown Belt in Brazilian Jui Jitsu. He makes Bible studies and Christian instruction part of what he does at the academy.

NOV 24
Don Deans
CPA/PFS, Capital Investment Companies.
Don is the director of Sales and Advisor Education at Capital Investment Companies, one of the largest independent financial services and brokerage firms in the southeast. He has supported individual and corporate clients as a CPA for more than 35 years and as a registered representative for 14 years. Don also serves as the head of Strategic Partner Relations at the company and also is a nationally published author and a thought leader in the accounting and finance communities. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, North Carolina Association of CPAs and the Georgia Society of CPAs.

DEC 01
Open Mic
Testimonies by luncheon attendees.

DEC 08
Oleg Derzhay,
Jewelry Repairer for Fast-Fix Jewelry and Watch Repairs.
Oleg is originally from Ukraine and has extensive experience in the jewelry repair business. Prior to his current position with Fast-Fix Jewelry, he worked for RPBT Jewelers in Novovolinsk, Ukraine, and Lundstrom Jewelers and Jared-The Galleria of Jewelers here in the states. He graduated from Ukrainian Technical Institute in Ukraine and was enlisted in the Soviet Army from 1987 to 1989. He is fluent in Polish, Russian, Ukrainian and English and trained in Karate for 7 years and won the Soviet Union Championships in 1991.

DEC 15
Chuck Beckman,
Founder and Managing Partner, Progility Partners,
After several years pursuing a career in the Christian music industry, Chuck began his career in the commercial construction industry in 1983. Moving to Atlanta from Nashville in 1994, he joined Roswell-based Site Technologies as the firm's Vice President of Sales and Marketing and Principal in 1997. He recently joined Valley Crest Landscape Development which is the nation's largest landscape development and maintenance company in the world with 35 offices across the U.S. and locations overseas. Over the years, Chuck has been active in industry associations where he has served as a board member or committee chair with the National Concrete Masonry Association, the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute, Hardscape North America, and the Association of Building Contractors.

DEC 22
Justin Moore,
Contracts/Maintenance Specialist for Softchoice Corporation,
a leading provider of IT solutions and services, helping small, mid-market enterprise and public market organizations harness the power of innovation. Since opening their doors in 1990, Softchoice has grown from a company of only a few employees to an enterprise of over 900 people with more than 40 sales offices throughout North America with the cornerstone of their success being their passion for providing exceptional service. Justin is also a former pro soccer player having signed with the Atlanta Silverbacks in 2007. He began his soccer career in 2006 after being selected in the second round, 15th overall, in the MLS SuperDraft by FC Dallas and also played while attending Clemson University. He currently is a Youth Soccer Coach for Dacula Soccer Club.

DEC 29 No Meeting