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Past Speakers for July & August 2017

JULY 05 Open Mic 
  Testimonies by luncheon attendees.

JULY 12 Donald Maxwell,
Managing Partner, M.A.T. Consultant Group, LLC,
  a minority-owned consultant firm which provides residential real estate disposition, technology, and other services nationally. With over 30 years in the real estate business, Don and his team have been uniquely positioned and qualified to assist urban markets with developing, implementing, managing and monitoring a comprehensive plan for the liquidation of residential properties and infill lots, and the stabilization of residential property values in urban markets. Prior to forming M.A.T. Consulting Group, Don was a Principal at Melco, Inc., a minority woman owned 8a firm and Genesis Auction, a national real estate auction firm. He is a former National Football League and Canadian Football League player and an active member of the National Football League Alumni. Don holds a BBA from Northwood University with a major In Business Administration, Management.

JULY 19 Open

JULY 26 Larry Shrader,
President of Five Star Properties,
  a company which owns and operates income investment real estate in the Atlanta metropolitan and north Georgia areas since 1991. He has been in the real estate business for more than 30 years and currently is a real estate agent with Virtual Properties Realty and a member of the Northeast Atlanta Metro Association of Realtors. Larry is also an Account Representative with EMA in Norcross. Larry's business background includes ten years in management with JCPenney. He is originally from Chattanooga, Tennessee, where he first went to work with JCPenney before transferring to Atlanta where he met his wife, Deborah. Larry and Deborah have four grown children and four grandchildren.

AUG 02 Open Mic 
  Testimonies by luncheon attendees.

AUG 09 Dr. Martin R. Siegfried,
Cardiovascular Group, Lawrenceville, Georgia.
  Dr. Siegfried was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and received his undergraduate degree from Pennsylvania State University. He earned his M.D./Ph.D. from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia and completed his fellowship and residency at Emory University Hospital. Dr. Siegfried is board certified in cardiovascular disease and is a member of the American College of Cardiology. He has published numerous articles related to coronary blood flow, shock, and heart attack prevention. His special interests include coronary artery disease, stress testing and cardiac echocardiography. Dr. Siegfried is affiliated with Gwinnett Medical Center, Barrow Regional Medical Center and Northeast Georgia Medical Center.

AUG 16 Tom Townsend,
Real Estate Agent, Virtual Properties Realty.Biz.
  Tom began his corporate career after serving three years active duty in the Far East with the Army Security Agency, an arm of the NSA. He began his career with Hyster Company, a manufacturer of heavy equipment which spanned 26 years and steady promotions to executive level positions. He left Hyster to start his own staffing company which was ultimately purchased by Randstad where Tom utilized his entrepreneurial skills to run Randstad's profitable franchise division based in New York. After leaving Randstad in 2000, he and his wife moved to Tampa Bay and bought a sailboat. However, he quickly learned that he enjoyed working more than he realized and launched into consulting and real estate ventures.

AUG 23 Russell H. Clemmer IV,
Vice President of Market & Business Development with
Legacy Advisory Partners.

Russ joined the firm in 2014 as an investment advisor and leads Legacy's business consulting services in addition to working on retirement plan management. Previously, he served for eight years in a private school near Charlotte, North Carolina, as a teacher, administrator, and coach. He also founded and directed the 4-Key Leadership Program for high school students. Legacy provides private, one-on-one financial consultation to members of the Alpharetta Safety Department as a complimentary service, and Russ leads Legacy's work with the Alpha Strong ministry at First Baptist Church Alpharetta.

AUG 30 Heinz Wegener,
President of Cross Technologies, Inc.,

and former Chairman and Executive Vice President of Wegener Corporation, a publicly traded company. Both companies manufacture satellite communications equipment. Heinz has also held engineering positions at Scientific-Atlanta, Georgia Tech, General Electric, and Magnavox. Heinz and his family emigrated from Germany in 1951, and he has been married to his wife Nan for 50 years. In 1978, he founded Wegener Communications which began in his laundry room and has grown to become an international supplier of satellite communications equipment. But even founding a successful company did not bring fulfillment until he invited Jesus Christ into his life as his Lord and Savior.

SEPT 06 Open Mic 
  Testimonies by luncheon attendees.