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Past Speakers for March & April 2016

MAR 02 Open Mic 
  Testimonies by luncheon attendees.

MAR 09 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.

MAR 16 Chris Roberts,
President of GPR Sales, Inc.
  GPR works with clients to grow existing revenue channels and to develop new markets. Chris is also a Partner of Converge Applications, LLC. Prior to this Chris has been involved in multiple industries including packaging, food industry, advertising and the service industry and has been the owner and CEO of various businesses. He has been a resident of Georgia since 1979. Chris is also developing “Free Birds,” an online resource terminal to help people 50 years in age and older understand God’s calling and purpose for their lives. Chris was saved while on business in Crossville, TN. He has remained focused on ministering the Kingdom of God as a businessman, in business, through business.

MAR 23 Ormond Curl,
Founder, The Precedent Group,
  a private practice based in Atlanta, Georgia, that specializes in retained/contingency executive search. Having gained a wealth of experience and forged hundreds of collaborative relationships, the team at The Precedent promotes innovation, ethical search tactics, strategy and best in class "new Ideas" to an impressive list of clients. Ormond has a 30-year career in business having held senior executive positions in mass merchandising, specialty, and discount retailing with top leading companies, such as Target and The Gap, in each of those categories, each of which are currently Fortune 100 companies. Ormond is also an active public speaker and passionate educator and is active in ministry through charitable and philanthropic efforts recently partnering with MIT Holdings, Inc. launching a breakthrough product which in the near future could eradicate malaria in third world countries.

MAR 30 Norm Johnson,
Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Honeywell Aerospace Corp.
  and Product Marketing Manager (P&L owner) for Honeywell’s L-Band SATCOM terminal products. In this role he sets the Product Strategy for the future product roadmap, determines the product maintenance plans for the products support in production (upgrades, sunsetting and obsolescence management) and determines the timing to introduce next generation products to maintain Honeywell’s leadership position within the industry. Norm joined Honeywell in 1979, then left to work for EMS in 1982, which was acquired by Honeywell in 2011, making him a nearly 37 year employee of Honeywell. He has spent his career in business leadership, engineering, program management, and operational roles. Norm lead the recovery of EMS Space products business by quadrupling the revenues in a little over a 3 year period through the growth of High Power combining products used for systems like XM Radio, WGS and the expansion of anti-jamming antenna products used on the Advanced EHF satellites by the US Military. He holds a bachelor's degree in Applied Physics from Georgia Tech and a master's degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Minnesota.

APR 06 Open Mic 
  Testimonies by luncheon attendees.

APR 13 Clyde L. Strickland,
Founder and CEO, Metro Waterproofing.
  Clyde founded Metro Waterproofing in 1972 and in 40 years it has grown from 4 employees to 240, and is now the largest restoration and waterproofing corporation in the southeast. Prior to his current company, he started out at Glenoit Textile Mills in North Carolina as a technical machine mechanic, was transferred to Wamsutta Knitting Industries and then transferred to Borg Manufacturing Co. in Rossville, Georgia. After various other jobs he went to work for Holbrook Waterproofing Company in Charlotte, NC, transferred to Georgia to start another company for them, and that is when Clyde and his family moved to Gwinnett County. Clyde is the author of a book “What Can I Do? Simple Advice to Change You and Your World”, and he and his wife, Sandra, are Executive Producers of the film, “American Made Movie”, a documentary examining the factors contributing to the decline of the American manufacturing workforce and the integral role consumerism plays in getting the economy back on track. He is very active in his community and serves on the Board of Directors for the Gwinnett Medical Center Foundation, is a board member of the Hope Clinic in Lawrenceville, and received the Gwinnett Magazine 2010 Man of the Year Award.

APR 20 Jeff Meyer,
Regional Manager for Provino's Italian Restaurants.
  Jeff oversees four locations in the Atlanta area, seven managers, and approximately 150 employees. After "barely" graduating from high school in 1974, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served with the 82nd Airborne in their Military Police unit. Subsequent to his service in the Army, Jeff spent time searching for direction doing odd jobs which included restaurant work, bartending, and managing a disco. He began his career with Provino's in 1981 as a bartender, working his way up to store manager, then area/regional manager. Since accepting Jesus in 2003, Jeff's focus and purpose has been to serve the Lord and share the Gospel at every opportunity which includes ongoing mission trips to Kenya and serving as a board member of the Hungry4Him Ministries.

APR 27 Eddie Mayfield,
President, EMA, Inc.
  EMA supplies and services low and medium voltage electronic motor drives and has facilities in Norcross, Georgia, Cortland, New York, and Hazleton, Pennsylvania. Eddie is a graduate of the University of Alabama, Birmingham, and founded EMA in 1990. He hosts a weekly radio program, "Driven to Business", which airs every Saturday at 11:00 a.m. Eddie currently serves on the Board of Directors for Mission 1014 which seeks to evangelize unreached people groups in West Africa. He has been married to wife, Vicki, for 46 years, and has four married children and 15 grandchildren.

MAY 04 Open Mic 
  Testimonies by luncheon attendees.