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Past Speakers for September-October 2010

SEPT 01 Open Mic 
Testimonies by luncheon attendees.

Larrid Henderson,
President / CEO of Serengeti Investments, Inc. and
Three Rivers Industrial Corporation.

After spending his early years in the construction contracting business and construction equipment sales business, Larrid moved to Atlanta in 1989. After spending a short time as an Executive Recruiter with Dotson Benfield and Associates, then in construction sales with The Burk Company, Larrid founded and launched Three Rivers Industrial Corporation in 1991 for the purpose of locating heavy construction and mining plant and equipment for the purpose of sales and export to overseas markets. Larrid also founded Serengeti Investments, Inc. in 1996 for the purpose of housing his Futures / Commodities Trading and Investment activities. Along with these companies Larrid is beginning a new Internet marketing venture for a new stream of income.

Tom Clark,
Commercial Real Estate Broker with Charis and Associates Realty,
owned by Tom and located in Dunwoody, GA. Charis stands for God's Grace. Prior to this he worked for Centex Homes as Real Estate Manager, Gateway Computer Co. as VP of Real Estate, and Harts Shaffner & Marks (HSM) out of Chicago for 23 years, starting as an accountant and advancing to President of one of their Retail Division. During his tenure with HSM, Tom served in various other positions including Sr. VP of Real Estate, Sr.VP of Retail Operations with 2000 employees and Treasurer for one of their retail divisions.

Terry White,
IT Manager with Home Depot.
Terry was born and raised in Iowa, and his first job out of college was selling life insurance (door to door) which turned out to be a character-building experience he was only able to endure for two months. He then accepted a job as public relations manager at a Coors beer distributor. During that time Terry returned to school and earned a degree in computer programming. In 1989 he joined Bandag, Inc., in Muscatine, Iowa, as a systems analyst, then became Human Resources manager for their largest manufacturing plant in Griffin, Georgia. In 1998 he accepted a promotion to return to Iowa to manage the applications development group he'd left earlier. It was after a 13-month job search after losing his job at Bandag that Terry ended up back in Georgia when he accepted his current position with Home Depot.

Bob Curry,
President, Curry Interests,
an executive recruiting company currently specializing in the Civil Engineering area. Prior to this Bob also did executive recruiting in the IT industry for 30 years. He attended the State University of New York at Buffalo, Canisius College in Buffalo, and New York State Bankers Executive Development School. Bob is an entrepreneur that started two successful businesses, and has enjoyed a wealth of management, sales and recruiting experience.

OCT 06 Open Mic
Testimonies by luncheon attendees.

OCT 13
Jeff Clement,
Managing Director for Revolution Technologies' Atlanta Branch.

Revolution Technologies is an IT staffing, recruiting and services company. Jeff has spent all of his career in and around technology since working his way through college in a computer room hanging tapes. Jeff transitioned from being a hands on technologist into a sales, recruiting and leadership role industry in the wild west 90's. Work brought him to Atlanta from Dallas, Tx by way of Tallahassee, Florida in 1999. Jeff became a Christian in 1993 and God used the economic crisis of 2002 and 2008/2009 (along with High Tech Ministries) to move Jeff forward in his Christian walk. Jeff experienced God in such strong, tangible ways in 2009 that, as a result, Jeff moved from being an intellectually aware Christian to an emotionally experiential believer with a relationship with God. Jeff is active in High Tech Ministries and attends Brown's Bridge Community Church with his wife of 26 years, his 21 year old daughter and his 11 year old son.

OCT 20
Jeffrey R. Dean,
CEO of Cornerstone Home Improvement Company
Jeffrey is a native of Athens, Georgia, where he excelled both academically and on the football field at Clarke Central High School. He earned a full athletic scholarship to Western Carolina University where he excelled as a star wide receiver and earned All American honors. After a brief stint as a free agent with the Los Angeles Express of the United States Football League, Jeffrey returned to Clark Central High School to teach Physical Education and coach Junior varsity football. In 1984 he moved on to become athletic recruiter at the University of West Georgia. In 2005 Jeffrey received an outstanding honor by being inducted to the Athens Athletic Hall of Fame for his athletic abilities and his contribution on and off the football field.

OCT 27
Stan Parton,
President, The Parton Group.
Stan is directly involved in Client assignments and directing the business activities of the company and has a career in renewable energy and advanced manufacturing technology for the forest products industry. His industry career has included,12 years in strategic consulting services, 5 years in consulting engineering, 23 years in advanced manufacturing technology supply, 9 years with a North American technology supplier, and 14 years as VP North America for two major Scandinavian technology suppliers. Stan received a BS in Pulp and Paper Science and Technology, a specialized Chemical Engineering program for the pulp and paper industry, from North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC in 1971.

NOV 03 Open Mic 
  Testimonies by luncheon attendees.