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Past Speakers for November-December 2011

NOV 02 Open Mic 
  Testimonies by luncheon attendees.

NOV 09 Ryan Jones, Sr.,
  Technical Recruiter at iStaff.
  Ryan graduated from Georgia Southern University in 2006 and went to work for iSymmetry/TSymmetry shortly after. He served as a Technical Recruiter for a variety of Fortune 100 companies eventually moving into a Resource Manager role focusing on Federal positions in Washington, DC. In 2010, he went to work for iStaff, a faith based recruiting company in Suwanne, Georgia. iStaff's mission is "to be the salt and light in the recruiting industry by honoring God in all that we do through honesty and integrity."

NOV 16
James M. Everidge,
President, Rapid Learning Deployment, LLC.  

As principal and Founder, Jim oversees the marketing, business development, and learning consulting work for the company. In 2008-2010, rapidLD provided consulting and implementation services for 152 projects and 94 unique customers including McDonald's, Best Buy, UPS, Anheuser-Busch, Yum!Brands, and Northrop-Grumman. Prior to founding Rapid Learning Deployment, he was President of O/E Atlanta, Inc., a training integration company. O/E Atlanta was part of the O/E family of companies with over $300M in annual revenues and based in Detroit. Jim has also served as Director of Sales and Marketing at Comsell Training, Inc. and held an executive role responsible for sales and marketing for Arthur Andersen's Virtual Learning Network.

NOV 23
Beau Champagne, 
Vice President and Branch Manager, RBC Bank.
Beau was born in Leogane, Haiti, which was the epicenter of the 2010 earthquake. He moved to New York at a very young age which is where he spent most of his grade school years. After high school, Beau relocated to Tennessee to pursue his bachelor's degree at Lee University. In 2003, he obtained his business administration degree and moved back to New York to be closer to family and friends. After two years, Beau decided to move to Atlanta in pursuit of true quality of life. Prior to his position at RBC Bank, Beau had the opportunity to serve many great organizations such as T-Mobile, JP Morgan Chase and Wachovia Bank.

NOV 30
Paul Straquadine,
Vice Prresident of Sales, Tara Materials/Fredrix Artist Canvas.
  Paul is responsible for a 35-member sales and customer service team for the largest manufacturer of artist canvas in the world. Prior to his current position, he was Construction Products Group Manager for Flexible Product Company, a specialty chemical manufacturer specializing in polyurethane systems for construction, home repair, packaging and transportation industries. Paul is also very active as a prison ministry evangelist volunteering as a speaker and group leader with Prison Fellowship and Breakfree Ministries, and has attended five Promise Keepers events including the Million Man Prayer event in Washington, DC.

DEC 07 Open Mic 
  Testimonies by luncheon attendees.

DEC 14
Lynwood Maddox,
Attorney at Law with Maddox & Maddox,

a law firm he founded and which includes his son, Lynwood, Jr. Lynwood attended Middle Georgia College, Emory University, and John Marshall Law School, and was admitted to practice law in the state of Georgia in 1954. He has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Lee College, was one of the hosts of the 700 Club for CBN, and served as International Director and President of the Atlanta Chapter of the Full Gospel Business Men's Fellowship International for more than 25 years. He also has served as an International Director and President of the Atlanta Chapter of the International Fellowship of Christian Businessman.

DEC 21
John Sciberras,  
Executive Director of Marketing, General Dynamics, SATCOM Technologies. 

John has 32 years of experience in the satellite communications industry. Prior to his position at General Dynamics, he was a member of the Senior Staff for Electronic System Products where he directed the activities of technical projects for a diverse set of clients. John started his career at Scientific-Atlanta. He has an MBA from Northwestern and a Bachelor of Science Broadcast Electrical Engineering degree from Western Kentucky University. John also serves on the Board of Growing in Grace Christian Counseling.

DEC 28 No Meeting.
  Jesus is the Reason for the Season!

JAN 04 Open Mic 
  Testimonies by luncheon attendees.