Derek Easterling HeadshotDerek Easterling / Mayor of Kennesaw

The Mayor is the city’s Chief Executive Officer and is responsible for the efficient and orderly administration of city affairs. He presides over all meetings of the City Council but votes only in the case of a tie and has veto power. The Mayor also executes contracts, deeds, and other official documents as authorized by the City Council. Continue reading

John Boykin headshotJohn Boykin / Business Golf International

Founder and CEO, John W. Boykin was elected to PGA of America membership in 1979. His nearly 40-year career has followed a diverse and accomplished path.
John has been a PGA head golf professional, General Manager and golf facility owner, an author, broadcaster, noted international instructor and corporate spokesman. Continue reading

Richard Howe HeadshotRichard Howe / Howe & Associates Law Offices

A native of Atlanta, Richard Howe is the owner and managing partner of Howe & Associates Law Offices.  As lead counsel in over 9000 litigation cases, he is a seasoned attorney and entrepreneur who combines decades of business experience with a keen knowledge of complex litigation to provide cutting edge solutions to his many corporate and individual clients. Continue reading

Greg Abel Head ShotGreg Abel / Tailfin Marketing

Greg’s career began in advertising at McCann-Erickson and Fitzgerald+Co in Atlanta. He then jumped on the digital wave early, by joining digital marketing mega-consultancy US Web/CKS, where he helped to develop digital strategy and online user experiences for a range of consumer brands. Continue reading

Shaquille Wiggins Head shotShaquille Wiggins / Strictly Business Entertainment

Shaquille Wiggins is a network marketing professional and pioneer of movements that set thousands of people all over the nation on a path of financial freedom. Born in Raleigh, North Carolina, Shaquille is the fifth of seven children. The benefit of having older siblings was the ability to watch them make mistakes and learn from them. Continue reading

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Kevin Peak / CaJa Popcorn

Kevin Peak is the Chief Popper at CaJa Popcorn, a gourmet popcorn store in the Peachtree Battle Shopping Center in Buckhead. Prior to founding CaJa Popcorn he spent almost twenty years in the financial services industry working with corporate treasurers and CFOs as a strategy consultant Continue reading

Dixon Dixon HeadshotDavid Dixon / NAI Brannen Goddard

David Dixon is a native of Atlanta and a seasoned entrepreneur. Upon returning to Atlanta after graduating Samford University, David worked for and grew Atlanta based Ameripark’s sales revenue by over 60% in two years; he also started and sold two successful businesses.  David transitioned into commercial real estate in 2006 where he rapidly began to make his mark in the tenant representation specialty.  Continue reading

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Travis Allen / iSchool Initiative

Travis Allen is a young visionary promoting digital learning in the classroom. Before graduating from high school, Travis created a viral YouTube video on revolutionizing America’s education through the use of mobile technology. Today, he is a senior at Kennesaw State University where he operates his growing organization, iSchool Initiative. Continue reading