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Atlanta Business Radio Spotlight Episode: Caring for Aging Parents

Caring for Aging Parents is a radio show that discusses topics related to aging. Topics surround issues impacting older adults such as caregiving, relationships, health, driving, finances, legal, resources, etc.

Caring for Aging Parents airs monthly on Atlanta Business Radio. The show needs sponsors. If you are interested in being a sponsor email jenny@caringforagingparents.info

 

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Host Jenny Heuer

Jenny Heuer, MS, LAPC, NCC is a Doctoral Student at Mercer University studying Counseling Education & Supervision. The focus of her dissertation is on the lived experiences of individuals with early-stage Alzheimer’s disease. In addition, she is also working towards a Graduate Certificate in Gerontology from Georgia State University. Jenny is an adjunct instructor at Mercer University and is working towards becoming a professor and teaching courses in aging. She also does counseling under direct supervision and specializes in working with older adults, baby boomers, caregivers, and individuals with Alzheimer’s disease. She currently works at the Georgia Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association as a Care Consultant and works with the Director of Public Policy & Advocacy. Her passion and areas of research are focused on aging adults and Alzheimer’s disease.

 

 

GUESTS:
Nina Murari Case Manager-Older Adult Psychiatric Unit at Ridgeview Institute

Nina Murari graduated from the University of South Carolina with her Master degree in 1989.  She went on to work in various clinical settings in Oklahoma, Texas and South Florida, eventually coming to Georgia to work at the Ridgeview Institute in 2001.  She is a licensed professional counselor and a certified addiction professional.   She is currently the Case Manager Coordinator on the Evergreen unit at Ridgeview, otherwise known as cottage F/older adult program.  She enjoys working on an inpatient crisis stabilization unit due to the challenges working in this type of environment presents.  Her favorite pastime in order to destress is playing tennis.

 

Donna Sykes Case Manager-Older Adult Psychiatric Unit at Ridgeview Institute

Donna Sikes became a Certified Addiction Counselor in October 2013. She has been working with older adults at Ridgeview Institute since May 2012. Donna began her training at The Women’s Extension working with homeless addiction women. She continues to facilitate a relapse prevention group there once a week.

 

 

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ABR Spotlight Episode Minority Business Radio with Host Kunbi Tinuoye

 

 

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Justin McLeod, Mary H. Parker, Dr. Kelly Burton and Kunbi Tinuoye

 

 

 

Mary H. Parker / ALL (n) 1 Security Services, Inc.
Founder/ President & CEO

” If it is to be it is up to me”

Ms. Mary H. Parker is the Founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer of ALL(n)1 Security Services, Inc. With more than 25 years of management and experience in the security industry, she has held management at General Motors Corporations; Airborne Express; Georgia Dome; and Roger Penske’s Diesel Technology Division. She holds a BS Degree in Criminology and a Masters Degree in Security Management. Mary Parker has extensive training on various security systems and software integration packages and is a graduate of the Tuck Executive Leadership Program at Dartmouth. She is very actively involved in the growth and development of her employees, educating clients and consumers on security awareness and new products and trends within the industry. As President, she is responsible for developing new business relationships for strategic alliance and joint venture opportunities and increasing company’s visibility in national and global markets.

In 2011, Mary Parker founded, The Mary Parker Foundation with a mission of “Raising Other Generations.”   Her plan to achieve this mission is through three initiatives: Education, Entrepreneurship and Re-Entry Programs.   She also partners with Carver Bible College by offering annual support to its base of Haitian students.  Because of her overwhelming heart for the youth, she hosts an annual Back to School Bash. Contributions from friends, colleagues and corporations, The Mary Parker Foundation provided over $30,000 in scholarships to 11 college-bound students and over 300 book bags and school supplies for the 2013-2014 school year.  Her annual Christmas Toy Drive is always a success, providing many families with much needed toys, food and clothing .

As the President and CEO of ALL(n)1 Security Services, Inc., Mary Parker provides annual support and security service for the Hosea Williams Feed the Hungry  and Homeless  and The Trumpet Awards.   She serves as Chair of the Atlanta Business League.  She also is a member of Georgia Women Business Council, National Minority Supplier Development Council, and Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce.

As an entrepreneur, mentor and philanthropist, Mary Parker has mentored many women, new business owners, and aspiring security professionals.  Her motivation is faith, commitment to change, and the responsibility to give back. As an ordained minister, she truly understands that to whom much is given, much is required.

 

 

 

 

The Mary Parker Foundation

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Justin McLeod and Kunbi Tinuoye

Justin McLeod / Event Tent
Founder

Justin McLeod is a recent Georgia State University Alumnus where he majored in Marketing, minored in Hospitality while obtaining a certificate in Event Management. He has valuable experience in the event services industry from stints as the Special Events Director at Georgia State University, Sales Executive at the Georgia Dome, and Communications Assistant at the Georgia World Congress Center Authority.

Being an ambitious business savvy entrepreneur Justin combines his passion for events, marketing, and creativity in all of his endeavors. He started his first business at the age of 6 selling candy in his neighborhood to now running a tech startup called, Event Tent.

Event Tent is a centralized place to discover and share unique experiences in real-time. Justin and his company, Event Tent, has won multiple awards, contests, and recognitions including the following:

  • 2015 GSU Business Plan Competition Winner

  • John Aderhold Fund for Excellence

  • The Herman J. Russell, Sr. Venture Award

  • The Moses Lee Reid Entrepreneurship Award

  • Collegiate Next Great Consumer Brands Competition Finalist

  • eMerge Americas Startup Competition Finalist

  • Urban Geekz  & Atlanta Tech Village Women + Minority Entrepreneur Contest Winner

Justin’s main objective is to uplift the community in the most positive way possible by exemplifying leadership and encouraging the youth to purse their passions and dreams through entrepreneurship.

Website: http://www.eventtent

http://www.facebook.com/eventtentapp

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Mary H. Parker and Dr. Kelly Burton

 

 

Kelly Burton, Ph.D / Nexus Research Group
CEO

Kelly Burton is an accomplished entrepreneur with greater than a decade’s experience launching and scaling start-up companies.

As Founder and CEO of her most recent venture Bodyology, a high-tech apparel company which infuses performance technology into women’s innerwear, Kelly is revolutionizing the way women dress. Since its launch in 2014, Bodyology has been identified as a high-potential apparel line by Macy’s Incorporated and featured in national publications like Inc. and Essence.

Kelly is also a social scientist having earned her PhD from Emory University in 2009.  She went on to work for Emory University as a senior researcher and ultimately left to start her own consultancy, Nexus Research Group.

As the CEO of Nexus Research Group, Kelly advises non-profits, foundations and government agencies on how to improve their social programs and maximize their philanthropic investments. She has served on more than a half-dozen boards and received the Visionary Leadership Award for her efforts to increase access to opportunity for individuals and communities throughout the South.

Kelly Burton is a sought after speaker whose unique life experiences gives her powerful insight into the range of issues and topics relevant to the modern-day business leader. Her love for entrepreneurship is infectious and she is passionate about sharing her story with others looking to blaze their own path. Kelly is a veritable renaissance woman and evidence that women can lead in multiple areas of life, all at the same time.

 

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Kunbi Tinuoye / UrbanGeekz
Founder and CEO

Kunbi Tinuoye is an award-winning British-born journalist and broadcaster based in the United States. She is the Founder and CEO of UrbanGeekz.com, a groundbreaking digital news platform focused on technology, science and business.
Tinuoye is a sought after on-air contributor, speaker, panelist, and moderator at conferences across the country. More recently she has appeared on MSNBC & Arise News and facilitated a panel discussion at the Spelman College Leadership and Women of Color Conference.
Tinuoye is a former News Correspondent for NBCs African American digital news platform theGrio.com. In 2013, she provided commentary as an investigative reporter on the Investigation Discovery hit television series Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall.
Prior to relocating stateside, Tinuoye was a senior broadcast journalist for the BBC in London. She is an international writer whose work has been published in The Daily Mail, Londons Evening Standard, Ebony.com and The Voice newspaper
lShe is one of the original founders of Aspire, a support network for ethnic minority journalists in the United Kingdom. The organization has partnered with and attracted sponsorship from mainstream media outlets, including the BBC, Channel 4, Trinity-Mirror, the Guardian and the Financial Times
Tinuoye graduated from Trinity College, University of Cambridge, with a bachelors and masters degree in Social & Political Sciences. She studied a post-graduate in journalism and is an NCTJ qualified journalist.

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Papa Samb with IT Secure Solutions

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Papa Samb / It Secure Solutions
Founder & CEO

Immigrant from Senegal, graduated at ASA College(Brooklyn, NY) in Network Administration and Security.

Worked for various Organizations as a Consultant and formed IT Secure Solutions in 3 different States( NY, NJ, and the recent GA location).

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Atlanta’s Most Trusted Advisors Features Timothy J. Jones

Atlanta’s Most Trusted Advisors interviews industry experts from in and around the Metro Atlanta Area. Our goal is to provide valuable information that all business owners and managers can use in their day-to-day work to help them succeed.

 

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Timothy J. Jones / The Timothy Jones Companies
CEO & Founder

TJ is an expert leadership speaker, coach, and consultant with a new book to be launched in September. He began his professional life as a teacher, then spent 20 years in the biopharmaceutical industry leading sales teams and as head of Training and Leadership Development. With practical wisdom learned in the trenches, TJ helps individuals, teams, and companies enhance their engagement and effectiveness. He delivers highly interactive and transformative learning experiences. He is President/Owner of the Timothy Jones Companies. LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/timothyjjones1

 

 

Bonnie Buol Ruszczyk (Host)/ bbr Marketing
President

Bonnie Buol Ruszczyk has been a member of the creative and marketing services community for over 20 years and does not appear to be leaving it anytime soon. As president of bbr marketing, she has relished the challenges of entrepreneurship as she worked to grow and nurture a new business. Since the firm’s inception in 2009, Bonnie has led the young company to become widely recognized and respected within the professional services marketing niche, with award-winning client websites and an outstanding history of business success having worked with clients in 23 states and 2 Canadian provinces.

 

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KSU Entrepreneurship Center Presents The Shrimp Tank

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Where can a young entrepreneur figure out how to turn their dreams into reality? Just take a step into the Shrimp Tank. The Shrimp Tank brings you interviews with some of the most successful business owners in the United States to learn the do’s and don’ts of starting and running a successful business. Then, the fun really starts when we bring in high school and college students to pitch their business ideas to the Shrimp Tank. We don’t fund any business, but we do teach kids how to turn their business ideas into a successful business.

Hosts of The Shrimp Tank Chris Hanks and Ted Jenkin.

 

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Wesley McCormick, Lee Heisman, Judd Igler and Chris Hanks

 

 

 

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Judd Igler / Savant
Co-Founder

Judd Igler has been working in the computer technology field for 17 years. He attended college at Southern Tech where he studied Computer Science. From there he started his computer career at one of the largest closing attorneys in the state of Georgia where he was quickly moved to the position of Network Administrator. From there, he began working with multiple companies’ networks at a business called Digital Agent. He furthered his knowledge with experiences working on many different network configurations and support structures. Judd also began studying, and later became certified, to work on enterprise class firewalls and security systems.

After working in the support field for many years, he saw where many IT support providers were dropping the ball performing troubleshooting and network repair. He did not like the way the support systems were setup to gouge clients at high hourly rates for problems that always seemed to reoccur. In 2006, he partnered with Lee Heisman to start Savant, a managed services company. He started the company with the intention of bringing a new proactive approach to network support at an affordable monthly rate.

Recently, Judd has been focused on consulting his current clients on how to best secure their networks. Co-founding Ask A Privacy Officer (AAPO) was a natural progression. With AAPO, Judd brings the technical security part to the table from his experience of working with many different companies to secure their networks based on their industries standards.

 

 

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Wesley McCormick, Lee Heisman, Judd Igler and Chris Hanks

 

 

 

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Lee R. Heisman / Savant Comprehensive Technologies
(Co-Host)

Lee R. Heisman is the owner and CEO of Savant Comprehensive Technologies, My School Pool and Ask a Privacy Officer. Prior to this, Lee was the founder and CEO of H and W Printing and Brainstorm Design Works, a full advertising agency and commercial printing firm located in Atlanta, GA. He has a Master Degree from Rutgers University and is on the Advisory Board of the KSU Entrepreneurial Center. Lee has sold 2 of his previously businesses over the years through mergers and acquisition. Before launching his Entrepreneurial Career, Lee was a Licensed Physical Therapist in New Jersey for over 3 years

 

 

 

 

Chris Hanks/ KSU EC
(Co – Host)

Christopher C. Hanks is the founder and executive director of the KSUEntrepreneurship Center. Prior to this, Hanks was the founder and director of the entrepreneurship program at the University of Georgia. He has owned multiple businesses, including music, e-commerce, publishing, and export ventures. He is also the co-author of a best-selling book on low risk entrepreneurship.

Hanks leads the International Entrepreneurship Institute and is certified in business valuation, providing expert witness testimony. Before teaching at UGA, Hanks taught entrepreneurship at Georgia State University and assisted in leading the Russell Center for Entrepreneurship. He earned a BBA from University of Georgia and an MBA from San Jose State University. Before launching his first business, Hanks held corporate risk management positions in the pharmaceutical and beverage industries.

 

 

Ted Jenkin/Oxygen Financial
(Co – Host)

Ted Jenkin has spent the past 22 years giving personal financial advice to thousands of people across the United States. After graduating from Boston College in 1991, Ted spent more than 16 years working for American Express Financial Advisors/Ameriprise Financial. He was one of the youngest people in the history of the company to reach both Field Vice President and Group Vice President level. He managed more than 800 financial advisors throughout 8 states in his last position with the company. He won the premier performer award, leader of the year award, and had the number one office in the country for more than two years in a row. In 2008, Ted founded oXYGen Financial to help revolutionize the financial services industry by creating a new company that focused on serving the X and Y Generation. oXYGen Financial now has more than 1,700 clients throughout 25 states across the country. Ted has been featured in over 25 magazines and newspapers including the Wall Street Journal, Business Week, and The Huffington Post. He has six advanced designations from the College for Financial Planning (CFP®, CRPC®, CRPS®, AWMA®, AAMS®, CMFC®) and is an on air radio personality featured on the popular drive time Atlanta radio show The Rock 100.5 Morning Show on Rock 100.5 FM. Ted lives in Milton, GA with his wife Genna and three kids Olivia, Lyla, and Louden.

Dave Norton Creator of InContextNow conference in Atlanta

 

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David Norton, PhD is founder and principal of Stone Mantel, which has guided hundreds of brand leaders in creating meaningful brand experiences. Norton founded the Digital Collaborative in 2013 to help companies collaborate in conducting research about consumers and the impact of digital in their lives. He is the author of the new book DIGITAL CONTEXT 2.0: Seven Lessons In Business Strategy, Consumer Behavior And The Internet Of Things. Norton is also the person behind InContextNow: The Conference On The Internet Of Things For Marketers, Business Strategists And Research Leaders which is taking place in Atlanta on June 2 & 3, 2016.

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Dick Aracich from Delta Dental Insurance and Manish Shah CEO of Kanga

Your Most Trusted and Respected Source For Pro Business Talk in Atlanta. Tune in LIVE Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10am and always on at AtlantaBusinessRadio.com

 

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Dick Aracich /Delta Dental Insurance
Vice President of Sales Eastern Region

 Dick Aracich is vice president of sales for the Eastern Region of Delta Dental Insurance Company. Based in Alpharetta, he oversees all sales and marketing activities in Georgia, Florida, Alabama and Mississippi. He has more than 30 years of experience in the health care marketplace, including 26 years with Delta Dental.

www.deltadentalins.com

www.twitter.com/deltadentalins

www.facebook.com/deltadentalins

Elizabeth Risberg: 415-613-5983 (c) or 415-972-8423

 

 

 

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Manish A. Shay / Kanga
CEO

Manish A. Shah – Grew up in Toronto, Canada and went to IVEY at Western Ontario for undergrad – Started career as a road warrior consultant with Accenture, E&Y, and Cap Gemini – Left consulting to join the Delta Air Lines Strategy team and then after a few years ran Analytics for the Americas with IHG – InterContinental Hotels Group – Hired Decision Street, a startup, to do some work at IHG and then the startup hired away Manish – The company built a hotel group analytics platform which Manish helped market to Hotels – Decision Street was then acquired by Cvent where Manish ended up as a VP – After 5 months Manish left to join his next startup where he is CEO now, Kanga Technology

www.kangatechnology.com

www.getkanga.com

https://www.facebook.com/getkanga/

Phone 678-777-7424

 

 

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Small Business Matters 2016 Conference

4th Annual Small Business Matters Conference of 2016

May 20, 2016

Hyatt Villa Christina

 

The SBM conference is a nonprofit event.  All proceeds benefit Real LEDGE, an organization devoted to the development of the next generation of entrepreneurs.

www.RealLEDGE.org

 

 

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Special thanks to Tim Fulton for inviting Business Radiox.

 

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Rusty Barringer

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Joe Garley / Cindy Miller Communications

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Bill McDermott / McDermott Financial Solutions

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Tim Morrison / Write Choice

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Caitlin Smith / Wellcentive

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Adrian J. Cronje /Balentine

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JohnBellman / Vistage

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Cal Morgan / President of the Atlanta Human Society

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Garrett Jacobs and Colton Moore / Winner of the KSU top 100 competition

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Jeff Cunningham / Seyfarth Shaw

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Mary Parker / All In One Security

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BB Webb / Owner of The Carl House &  Author of Build Your Business

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Matthew Stamper / CEO & Founder of  iBuy

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John Lee / John Lee Books

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The Phat Katz Brass Band

 

 

 

 

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Ryan Redhawk McPherson and Bill McDermott

 

 

 

 

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Dave Vagts owner of Evadpro.

 

 

 

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ATDC 2016 Startup Showcase

ATDC Startup Showcase 2016

May 12, 2016

Georgia Teach Hotel & Conference Center

The Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) is an annual Startup Showcase.  The Showcase  presents all the great ideas and solutions to consumers and business challenges our Georgia entrepreneurs have created.

ATDC is one of the nation’s longest-running and most successful university-based technology incubators.   Startup Showcase celebrates a tradition of success, business development, and job creation in Georgia by highlighting promising entrepreneurs and graduating innovators.

 

 

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Special thanks to Jane McCracken for inviting Business RadioX.

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Eric Parker /Innovation Architect at CONima

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Grace Belangia / CONima Architects

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Thad Oviatt / Parkent

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Micheal Martian / Stanley Black Decker

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Iain Bluett / Ticket Alternative

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J.C. Blake III /Absolute Threshold Music, LLC & Subsidiaries

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Zlatko Bogoevski /  Ritzy

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Camelia Mohamed / Student

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Isaac Wittenstein / TEQ Charging, Inc.

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Dale Sizemore / Voterworkz.com

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Dave Beck / Foundry 45

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Brian Mann / Cypress.io

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Casey Aultman / Georgia Institute of Technology

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Jen Bonnett / Advanced Technnology Developoment Center

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Veterans Connect Radio Episode 07

Veterans Connect Radio

A spotlight episode of Atlanta Business Radio and powered by Business RadioX. Co-Hosted by Ryan “Redhawk” McPherson and Brandon Skolnick with Gathering Of Angels. Featuring veteran entrepreneurs, support organizations, outreach groups and more in the Atlanta area continuing to serve our families, our communities and our country. 

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@VetConnectRadio

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Brandon Skolnick, Dr. Anthony Cooper, Rocky McKay. Sandy Sanders, Bill Duelge and Ryan Redhawk

 

Dr. Anthony Cooper / Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center 
Chief, Voluntary Service

Dr Cooper is a retired Army First Sergeant and work with the Atlanta community who want to help volunteer for programs at the VA.
anthony.cooper@va.gov, 404-321-6111 ext. 7728

 

 

Rocky McKay / Operation Reset 
CEO & Founder

Rocky McKay aka “Rocky The Roofer” is the Founder and President of The Operation Organization Inc. (TOO) a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose program Operation Reset gives a “hand-up and not a hand-out” to returning citizens – U.S. Veterans who’ve returned home jobless, non violent ex-offenders, and homeless people in need of a second chance.

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Bill Duelge / Hearts For Heroes
Founder

Born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  Accepted an appointment to West Point from Senator William Proxmire to join the class of 1980.  Having turned down a number of football scholarships, I decided to play at West Point.  I played in 10 varsity games on special teams and at defensive tackle my freshman year.  I had the chance to play against household names like Joe Montana, Tony Dorsett, Hugh Green, Mike Singletary, Howie Long, Fred Smerlas and many others.  I graduated in 1980 with an engineering degree with a concentration in Chemistry, became Airborne qualified and brought my shiny new butter bar to 1st Armored Division in Germany.  After 3 years in Germany I came back to 1st Cav Division at Ft Hood as a Captain.

My business career started at Mobil Chemical in the Plastic packaging business.  On my 30th birthday I became the manager of Mobil’s International Films group.  I worked as a senior executive for 4 different companies before starting my first company in January 2004.  I have been part of 14 small company startups since that time, centered around general business leadership and new startup technology.  Currently 3 of those 15 companies are operating.

 

 

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