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Past Speakers for March - April 2013

MAR 06 Open Mic 
  Testimonies by luncheon attendees.

MAR 13 Jim Kerlin,
Owner, Sandler Training/Essential Sales Training LLC.
  Sandler Training is a global leader in innovative sales, management, and leadership training. They offer coaching, consulting, and training for individuals and organizations serious about professional development and growth. Entrepreneur Magazine has ranked Sandler Training as the No. 1 training company nine times since 1994, most recently in 2010. Essential Sales Training LLC is a Sandler training center in Lawrenceville, Georgia. Prior to founding Sandler Training, Jim was Director of Sales Operations, Division Sales Manager, Fleet Sales, for FleetCor, a leading global provider of payment products/services to commercial fleets, oil companies and petro marketers. Jim holds a Master of Arts, Marketing degree from the University of Alabama and a Bachelor of Science, Business Administration degree from Auburn University.

MAR 20
George Ackron,
Representative and Owner, Paraclete Services.
  which provides telecommunications consulting services to network users and equipment manufacturers. Roger has over 35 years experience in the telecommunications industry, primarily satellite communications and cable television, working in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia and South America. Roger was formerly the President of IDC Communications, Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of International Datacasting Corporation and has held various management and engineering positions at Wegener Communications and Scientific-Atlanta.

MAR 27
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.

APR 03 Open Mic 
  Testimonies by luncheon attendees.

APR 10
Tom Tannery,
Account Executive at Advantage Waypoint, and President at
Europartner's Ministry Corporation.

Advantage Waypoint is the only national foodservice sales and marketing agency providing the ideal combination of talent, resources and experienced management across all 50 states. They add and deliver value to all channels in the ever-evolving foodservice industry. Europartner's Ministry Corporation (EMC) offers a curriculum on "Absolute Ethics in a Global Society". The materials have been taught throughout Europe (France, Ukraine, Romania, Italy, Slovenia and many other countries including the International School of Economics in Helsinki, Finland.) Tom holds a Bachelor of Arts, Business/Managerial Economics degree from the University of South Carolina, Columbia.

APR 17
Ben Satterfield,
Business Development, Real Estate and Builder Services with
Allgood Pest Solutions.

Ben owned and operated Mug-a-Bug Pest Control for 35 years before merging with Allgood Pest Solutions in 2007. Former employment experiences include Manager and District Sales Manager with Sears, Store Manager and Sales Training Seminar Conductor with West Lumber Company, Police officer, Paramedic, real estate agent, and ordained Baptist minister. Ben has conducted continuing education classes for paramedics, the pest control industry, and most recently conducts continuing education classes for real estate agents. He also serves as Chairman of the Gwinnett County History and Preservation Board and on the Leadership council for NFIB.

APR 24
David O. Crews,  
CEO of View Point Health,
  formerly called GRN Community Service Board. View Point Health is a public provider of services to adults and youth who have a mental illness or a substance abuse addiction. Additionally, services are provided to adults who are developmentally disabled. Prior to his 2012 appointment as CEO by the View Point Board of Directors, David served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer at View Point for 12 years. Previously, he served 20 years as CFO and Associate Superintendent for Gwinnett County Public Schools. As Associate Superintendent for 10 years, he directed all business, construction and planning functions for the district that grew from serving 35,000 students to 100,000 students during his tenure. David currently serves on the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners as a member of the Chairman's Citizens Budget Review Committee and as a member of the Retirement Plans Management Committee.

MAY 01 Open Mic 
  Testimonies by luncheon attendees.