Andrea Oppman / United Parcel Service
Director of the South Atlantic District
Samantha Holowka / Northwestern Mutual
With 16 years of experience serving Northwestern Mutual clients in various marketing and leadership roles around the country, Samantha answered the call to help deliver the gift of financial security to individuals and businesses. What does that mean? After working with Sam, her clients have a comprehensive plan for saving strategically towards future goals while addressing their blind spots, anticipating opportunities and preserving wealth when life happens. Sam and her team of experienced specialists can bring the most value to business owners, career-family oriented business professionals and medical professionals.
Levi G. Meeske / Atlanta Chapter of the American Payroll Association
In September 2001, Levi Meeske was hired into the world of payroll. Equipped with a Bachelors of Science in Mathematics & Computer Science from Midland Lutheran College in Fremont, Nebraska and a desire to learn, he was now being asked paycheck questions that he had previously inquired about himself. However, now he needed to be able to intelligently and accurately respond with answers. In time, he joined that APA Atlanta Chapter where he has held offices of President, Government Liaison Office, chair of the Georgia Statewide conference, and has taught multiple yearsat the CPP/FPC Study Groups after receiving his CPP in 2007.Moving up through the ranks of payroll from clerk to administrator to supervisor to manager, Levi has worked in varying industries such as manufacturing, hospitality and healthcare industries. Also, he works on increasing and bringing compliance, process efficiency, technology utilization and documentation up to standards. Currently, he is the Payroll Manager for PSA Healthcare.
Finally, Levi is also part of the APA’s National Speaker’s Bureau, PAYTECH’s Board of ContributingWriters, and past regional Board of Advisors. Additionally, he is a member of the EmergingTechnologies Subcommittee & Best Practices of the Strategic Payroll Leadership Task Force (SPLTF),the MyRA Subcommittee of the Government Relations Task Force (GRTF) the Social Networking Committee, and the Hotline Referral Service. He has also taught PayTrain Mastery at Kennesaw StateUniversity in Georgia. Personally, he enjoys puzzles, coin collecting, cruising the Caribbean on vacations and spending time with his loving family.
Walter Woods / Hyatt Hotels Corp
Area Director of Marketing
Hyatt Regency Atlanta has been Atlanta’s premier hotel since opening on Peachtree Street in 1967. The 22-story hotel is located in the heart of Atlanta, just blocks from the Georgia World Congress Center, Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca-Cola and Atlanta’s major attractions. Hyatt Regency Atlanta features 1,260 guestrooms and 180,000 square feet of ballroom, meeting and hospitality space. It was the world’s first contemporary atrium hotel, and today is a preferred destination for business and leisure travelers from around the world.