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Past Speakers for January & February 2015

JAN 07 Open Mic 
  Testimonies by luncheon attendees.

JAN 14 Stacy Burton,
Owner/Broker, Amerirealty, Duluth, Georgia.
  Stacy has been in the real estate business for 44 years. Formerly, he was Owner/Broker with RE/MAX Northeast, a real estate company providing mostly residential brokerage and mortgages. A native Atlantan, Stacy taught high school and coached prior to entering the real estate business in 1971. He was the first RE/MAX broker in the state of Georgia. Stacy and his wife, Jeannie, have two daughters and now reside on Lake Oconee in Greensboro, Georgia.

JAN 21 Marty Raymond,
President of TriPoint Management Solutions, LLC.
  TriPoint Management Solutions was founded based on a passion and desire to share lessons learned from real life experiences to help executives and senior managers become Servant Leaders, thereby improving the performance of their organizations. Coaching and consulting focuses on success AND significance by facilitating relevant solutions for a company in the areas of strategic planning, organizational effectiveness and culture and leadership development. Prior to founding TriPoint, Marty was in the automotive industry over 35 years and was a Fortune 10 executive with cross-functional senior leadership as the head of global departments and regional field offices for General Motors and its Chevrolet and Saturn divisions. Marty was director of Saturn's award winning Customer Assistance Center and the Retail Strategies, Systems and Training Team which had a major influence on Saturn being ranked #1 in the JD Power SSI/CSI ratings for many years.

JAN 28 Ronnie Cannon,
Principal, Cresa Atlanta
  With more than 17 years in the real estate profession, Ronnie's expertise encompasses a variety of assignments including acquisition, disposition, relocation, consolidation, portfolio evaluation and sublease services. Since joining Cresa Atlanta in 2001, Ronnie has assisted in over 250 client transactions representing over $250 million in volume. Formerly, Ronnie was an associate for CBRE in Columbia, South Carolina, his hometown. He earned his B.S. degree in Accounting at Presbyterian College where he played basketball, lettering all four years.

FEB 04 Open Mic 
  Testimonies by luncheon attendees.

FEB 11 Jim Edwards,
Cofounder and Chairman of Connect Healthcare
Jim and partner Fred Menefee have navigated Connect Healthcare (formerly PhotoBooks) (www.ConnectHealthcare.com) from pre-Public Internet days (1992) to today (with 45 employees) to serve website and physician directory needs (Find-A-Doctor tools) for more than 250 healthcare institutions. Client names of note include MD Anderson, Massachusetts General, Johns Hopkins and UCLA Health. Jim’s prior experience includes audit, consulting, financial management and merger/acquisition work in a “big eight” accounting firm (Arthur Young, now EY) and in a large corporation (Rollins, Inc.), plus developing two other “startups” , one of which thrives today - NetPlanner Systems, Inc. (www.netplanner.com), a 200 employee computer and data cabling implementation and management business. Jim’s education includes bachelor’s and master’s degrees in physics and math, plus an MBA in accounting and finance, all from Emory University.

FEB 18 Open Mic 
  Testimonies by luncheon attendees.

FEB 25 Jason Chandler,
President, Gwinnett Medical Center Foundation,
a private not-for-profit 501(c)(3) incorporated in 1989 to support Gwinnett Medical Center by funding programs, services and capital expansion projects through charitable contributions. Philanthropic commitments to GMC Foundation have exceeded $20 million which includes $9.7 million to bring the first advanced cardiovascular and open heart surgical services to Gwinnett. Prior to his position with GMC Foundation, Jason was Senior Director of Development at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, and before that the Director of Development at Emory University. He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee and holds a Masters degree in Philanthropy and Nonprofit Management from Indiana University.

MAR 04 Open Mic 
  Testimonies by luncheon attendees.