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Past Speakers for May-June 2011

MAY 04 Open Mic 
  Testimonies by luncheon attendees.

MAY 11 Brian Marciniak, 
Vice President/GM Mobile, INRIX, Inc.

Founded in 2005, INRIX is based in Kirkland, Washington with international offices in Germany. INRIX is a leading provider of real time traffic data and other related services responsible for device OEM's, application providers, carriers and internet/portals. Prior to INRIX, Brian ran business development for Loopt, one of the world's largest location enabled social media services, where you can quickly find any of your favorite friends on a map, post updates (pushed to Facebook and Twitter), find places and events, and get alerts when friends are nearby. In his spare time, Brian enjoys both alpine and water skiing and is a competition water skier placing in the top three in the Georgia State Slalom Championships between 2006 and 2010, winning in 2008 and 2009.

MAY 18
Heinz Wegener,
President of Cross Technologies, Inc.,

and former Chairman and Executive Vice President of Wegener Corporation, a publicly traded company. Both companies manufacture satellite communications equipment. Heinz has also held engineering positions at Scientific-Atlanta, Georgia Tech, General Electric, and Magnavox. Heinz and his family emigrated from Germany in 1951, and he has been married to his wife Nan for 43 years. In 1978, he founded Wegener Communications which began in his laundry room and has grown to become an international supplier of satellite communications equipment. But even founding a successful company did not bring fulfillment until he invited Jesus Christ into his life as his Lord and Savior.

MAY 25
Daniel Hayes,
Financial Advisor, MassMutual.
Daniel is a financial advisor for professional firms, families, and individuals who are concerned about how to prepare, protect, and grow their wealth. Financial fortification and prosperity for the client is his main concern, and he has a solid client base that is growing because of his mindset of demanding excellence and ethical standards. Daniel holds a BBA in real estate from the University of Georgia. In addition, he holds the Series 6, Series 63, Series 65 registrations, and Life, Accident, and Health licenses.

JUNE 01 Open Mic 
  Testimonies by luncheon attendees.

Neal Stamper,
Relationship Manager with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney in Atlanta, GA
  Neal joined Morgan Stanley Smith Barney and its predecessor firm in 1999 after earning his Bachelor of Science degree from Taylor University. He was named one of the firm's Financial Planning Specialists in 2003 and earned the designation of Certified Financial Planner practitioner from the College of Financial Planning in Denver, Colorado. CFP marks identify those individuals who have met rigorous experience and ethical requirements, have successfully completed financial planning coursework and have passed the CFP Certification Examination.

Larry Shrader, 
President of Five Star Properties, Inc.,

a company which has owned and operated income investment real estate in the Atlanta metropolitan and north Georgia areas since 1991. He is a real estate agent with AmeriRealty and was a realtor with RE/MAX Northeast for many years prior to this. Larry is also an independent representative with Fortune High Tech Marketing and EMA. Larry is originally from Chattanooga where he was in management with J. C. Penny. He accepted a promotional transfer to Atlanta and later began his real estate career.

JUNE 22 Joe M. Turner, 
  Professional Entertainer and Speaker.
  Joe, the "Chief Impossibility Officer", is a polymath whose varied interests have led to a career that blends teaching, consulting, and entertainment. For the last decade, he has traveled across America and internationally for appearances as a conference keynote speaker and as a professional visual and psychological illusionist. In addition to using his gifts to enhance the delivery of corporate messages, Joe also uses his unusual skills in the delivery of the most important message of all: the gospel of Jesus Christ.

JUNE 29 Vince Eget, 
  Shareholder, Bennett Thrasher.
  Vince joined Bennett Thrasher in 1997 after beginning his career at BDO Seidman and then practicing several years with local firms in Atlanta. He provides a broad array of tax consulting for entities ranging from formation and structural issues to succession and liquidity events as well as critical business and tax planning throughout their life cycle. Vince has significant experience working with companies in technology, healthcare, construction, real estate, hospitality and in the areas of S corporations and multi-state taxation. He is a member of various professional organizations including the Georgia Society of CPAs and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

JULY 06 Open Mic 
  Testimonies by luncheon attendees.