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Past Speakers for November & December 2016

NOV 02 Open Mic 
  Testimonies by luncheon attendees.

NOV 09 Ron Riley,
Owner/Broker of Nortap Associates, Inc. DBA GAMECHANGERS.

As owner of Nortap, Ron brokers, invests, and develops real estate. He graduated from Georgia Southwestern College and is a former high school teacher and coach. He coached for 13 years, ten as head coach of boys' basketball. He left coaching in 1985 to pursue a career in real estate and he and his wife also own and operate GAMECHANGERS, a character based leadership program designed for personal, moral, and motivational development. Focusing primarily on businesses, Ron incorporates GAMECHANGERS exclusive "Stairway to Significance" and emphasizes 16 time-tested values that if incorporated into an individual's life can lead them to the ultimate life--a life of Significance.

NOV 16 Bob Baker,
Director, Transport Engineering, Turner Broadcasting.
  Bob is responsible for incoming satellite and IP contribution for CNN and compression for the 80 national and international outgoing networks. He also manages Fiber Transport Engineering covering the United States. Bob is a key design contributor for CNN and Turner Entertainment and he and his team also designed and managed the integration of 12 multiplex redundant compression systems for 80 networks at two locations feeding redundant teleports including a backup in New York. He has traveled the world for CNN using flyaway uplink transmit systems for transport back to Atlanta, including the 1989 Tiananmen Square in Beijing, and for the 20-year Vietnam War anniversary in Saigon. In his free time Bob also works with many ministries including events for Billy and Franklin Graham.

NOV 23 John Wendler,
Owner, Steam Master of Georgia.
  John got started in the carpet cleaning business as a result of his parents making a move to West Palm Beach, Florida, to purchase an existing Steam Master business in 2002. As the business grew, John worked part time and summers and, as his father continued to try to convince him this was a better job than any he could get with a degree, he went full time in 2010 after finishing college. In 2014, John and his wife moved to Georgia, and he took what he learned in those ten years to make a living here with his own Steam Master business.

NOV 30 Peter James,
Final Expense Agent with Lincoln Heritage Life Insurance,
  specifically their Funeral Advantage Program which has two key components, a life insurance cash benefit and family support service. Peter began his career in metro Atlanta in telemarketing after moving from Jamaica in 1992 and did medical equipment sales for Lanier Healthcare/Medquist for 13 years. He migrated to insurance sales in 2008 and also free lanced in marketing and sign store management as well as working in HR for a couple of years. Since 2013, Peter has worked exclusively in the insurance industry and was an agent with Bankers Life. For the last year and a half he has been specializing in Final Expense Life Insurance with Lincoln Heritage.

DEC 07 Open Mic 
  Testimonies by luncheon attendees.

DEC 14 Wendell Nash,
Director and Product Integrity Manager, Press Metal North America.
  Wendell's first job was cropping tobacco on his uncle's farm. He then attended and graduated from Georgia Tech and enjoyed 15 years with Rockwell and Boeing Missile Systems in various capacities from Internal Auditing, Supplier Management and Quality Management on programs such as Hellfire missiles, Patriot missiles, and the Delta IV rocket system. He then switched industries and enjoyed 15 years with Indalex, learning to extrude and process aluminum which led to his current position with Press Metal North America.

DEC 21 William DeMartino,
Senior Financial Advisor, First Vice President, Merrill Lynch,
Pierce, Fenner and Smith.
  Bill has been with Merrill for over 14 years and his focus is on wealth management and estate planning services for high net worth individuals and families with a commitment to give sound advice with integrity to help clients achieve major life goals. Bill received an MBA in 1982 from Cornell University business school and went on to work in public accounting for two years and then for a Boston based technology firm before beginning in the wealth management business. He recently received the designation of Chartered Retirement Planning CounselorSM which is focused on planning and investments for retirement and estate planning.

DEC 28 Open Mic 
  Testimonies by luncheon attendees.


JAN 04 Open Mic 
  Testimonies by luncheon attendees.