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Past Speakers for November-December 2012

NOV 07 Open Mic 
  Testimonies by luncheon attendees.

NOV 14
Robert J. Donaldson,
Founder and President, Inchieve,
  a company that developed and markets a software platform to help companies manage their M&A integration programs. Rob has held sales/marketing/general management positions and has a genuine entrepreneurial spirit. He has lived and worked extensively abroad where he has grown global businesses by executing both organic and inorganic strategies in the medical instrumentation, imaging, nuclear power and defense markets for Warner Lambert, Leica, IST and Heraeus. Rob was a partner at IST before the business was divested and throughout his career has been involved in nearly 30 M&A initiatives. Rob earned a BS degree in Biology at Syracuse University and an MBA in International Business at Georgia State University. He is a Stephen Minister and with his wife is active in the Duluth First United Methodist Church. They also both enjoy hiking the North Georgia mountains, golf, skiing and following baseball.

NOV 21
Nathaniel Curran,
Catering and Marketing Director, On The Border Northpoint.

Nathaniel has been in the restaurant industry for 16 years, doing anything from washing dishes to managing. At the age of 9, Nathaniel began working at his family's restaurant, The Harvest Table. In 2010, The Harvest Table shut down and Nathaniel started working at On The Border. Now as the Catering and Marketing Director, Nathaniel markets the store and promotes business.

NOV 28
Phill Bettis,
Attorney at Law
Phill is a 1980 Emory University Lamar School of Law graduate who has practiced law in his hometown of Cumming, Georgia since being admitted to the State Bar of Georgia in 1980. Phill also obtained his BBA from Mercer University, Atlanta in 1976. In May of 2001 he established his own practice specializing in real estate and dispute resolution. As a native of Forsyth County, Phill enjoys taking an active role in the community and is currently the Chairperson and a Trustee of the Benjamin Brady Foundation which supports many local charitable activities, and a Trustee of the Georgia Baptist Health Care Ministry Foundation. He was also the 2005 Chairman of the State Bar of Georgia Committee on Professionalism and a former Trustee of the Forsyth County Library Board and Lanier Technical College. Phill was named the 2004 Volunteer of the Year by the Metro Atlanta YMCA and an Atlanta Magazine Georgia Super Lawyer for 2005, 2009 and again in 2010. He serves on the Board of Visitors for Shorter University and recently completed a term on the Executive Committee of the Georgia Baptist Convention. Phill has recently completed a book entitled "The Little Book of Annoying Questions" and writes a column for the Forsyth County News. Phill enjoys history, archaeology and travel.

DEC 05 Open Mic 
  Testimonies by luncheon attendees.

DEC 12
Joe Dye,
Founder and President, Trinity Press.

The mission of Trinity Press is to provide award-winning printing and superior customer service that exceeds our customers' expectations everyday by our uncompromising commitment to glorify God, Godly business practices, superior customer service, and industry leading production quality. Prior to founding Trinity Press, Joe worked in sales and marketing for Label America, MSA Computer Software, and Harland Check Printers. He graduated from Purdue University with a BS in Marketing and Business Management.

DEC 19
Lynwood Maddox,  
Attorney at Law with Maddox and Maddox.

Lynwood attended Middle Georgia College, Emory University and John Marshall Law School and was admitted to practice law in Georgia in 1954. He has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Lee College, was one of the hosts of 700 Club for CBN and served as Int.'l Director and President of the Atlanta Chapter of FGBMFI for more than 25 years.

DEC 26 No Meeting
  Jesus is the Reason for the Season!

JAN 02 Open Mic 
  Testimonies by luncheon attendees.