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Past Speakers for March-April 2014

MAR 05 Yakob K. Adhanom
  Yakob was born in Eritrea, East Africa. Early in life he was involved in a wholesale business, mainly traveling between Eritrea and Ethiopia. Due to the political instability, he left his country and became a refugee. At the refugee camp, he became a born again believer. He graduated from Pan Africa Christian University in Bible and Theology. He is a philanthropist, lay minister and works for Gwinnett County Public Schools as a bus manager. He also is an author with his latest book entitled "Unprecedented Life Journey: From Africa to the United States of America" coming out soon.

MAR 12 Gregg Mooney,
President, Leadership Max LLC
  Gregg's lifelong commitment to personal growth and leadership development, combined with a passion for helping others reach their goals, led him to join the John Maxwell Team. Prior to joining the team, he served for 38 years in environmental consulting, design and construction, providing solutions for federal, municipal / utility, and private sector clients. Gregg holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and a Master of Science degree in Environmental Engineering, both from West Virginia University, and a Master of Business Administration degree from Georgia State University. He has been a registered Professional Engineer for over 35 years and is a registered Design Build Professional with the Design-Build Institute of America.

MAR 19 Open Mic 
  Testimonies by luncheon attendees.

MAR 26
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 02 Open Mic 
  Testimonies by luncheon attendees.

APR 09
Jim Owings,
Owner and Operator of several small businesses including System Software and Consulting, Main Street Energy, and Only Pros.

Jim has been an Enterprise Solutions provider for years, and his experience ranges from the Fortune 100 to startup companies. Forty plus years of solution sales and implementation experience have allowed him to participate in both growth and dying industries with appropriate solutions and measured results. Jim has worked with companies such as BP, CVS, Target, American Express, and Chick-Fil-A. He is a Cum Laude graduate of Georgia Tech where he also was co-captain of the football team in 1973 and captain of the track team in 1973-74. Jim also serves on several nonprofit Christian boards including Lords Way Ministries and OP 89 Sports.

APR 16
Mike Allen
Marketing Manager for Reliant Real Estate Management LLC.,

which is an acquisition, construction and management company focused on self-storage, and recognized by the Self-Storage Association as one of the top 50 privately held operators in the nation. Mike is responsible for areas of operations, sales training, marketing and developing vendor and commercial client relationships. Previously, he co-founded two technology, software systems development and service organizations addressing B2B manufacturing, ERP, supply chain, distribution and multi-organizational accounting inclusive of costing on a global basis as the VP/Operations and Sales Training. Mike holds a BA from Arizona State University.

APR 23
Colonel Nimrod McNair,
President of McNair Group, Inc.,

a management consulting firm, Chairman of Executive Leadership Foundation, a non profit organization that promotes ethics in business and society based on Judeo Christian values, and Chairman of Environmental Control of Atlanta, a building maintenance company. Colonel McNair is a certified management consultant and has spoken in more than 30 countries on the subjects of management and leadership. As a career Air Force officer, he served as a director of aerospace programs in the Pentagon and Air Force, advisor to NASA, a combat aircraft commander in Viet Nam, and has been awarded the Air Force distinguished flying cross and other decorations.

APR 30
John Dillard,
President/CPA of His CPA, PC, Duluth, Georgia

John established his accounting firm in 2004 in order to bring the principles of Jesus Christ to the practice of accounting. He provides financial and tax services to business owners including financial statement preparation and compilations, business and personal taxes, and general business and computer consulting. He has served as a part-time CFO for several million-dollar businesses, assisting one in growing from three million to twelve million in sales annually in a two-year period. John is also an author having published four Christian inspiration/fiction books and nominated for Georgia Author of the Year in 2009 and 2010. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Georgia State University with a BBA in Accounting.

MAY 07 Open Mic 
  Testimonies by luncheon attendees.