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Abhi is a recognized expert and strategist in business technology and growing larger profits. He’s a 3x nationally-syndicated radio host on the Wall Street Business Network, Principal of Meridian 84, and a speaker at national & international conferences. He combines 16 years in business growth strategy and 12 years in the real estate industry. Abhi enjoys traveling and sharing his tactics and strategies to entrepreneurs and business owners. His goal is to help entrepreneurs increase business profits and discover how to build businesses instead of building jobs by improving technology and processes using his proven business growth strategies. As a result, he is an in-demand consultant for finding the best strategies that can help you scale your business profits. He has been excerpted by CNBC, TheStreet, BankRate, and published in Forbes, Inc., The Huffington Post, and Inman. Industry magazines such as Think Realty, Private Lender, and the Originate Report, often cover Abhi and his insights into the real estate industry and its happenings.
Human Resources Manager, OxBlue Corporation
Briana Bellows is the Human Resources Manager at OxBlue Corporation, a technology company and the leader in professional construction camera services. Serving many years in the role of ‘HR Party of One’ has provided her the opportunity to work in many areas of HR including onboarding, employee relations, recruiting, payroll, benefits, wellness, and policy and procedures. Prior to joining OxBlue, Briana worked in human resources in the banking industry. Bellows has a BBA from Augusta State University, as well as the SHRM-CP, and is a member and host of Atlanta’s Best & Brightest HR Peer-to-Peer Group.
Co-Founder & Managing Partne, Jabian Consulting
Chris is known for solving complex business problems using a creative and analytical approach for breaking down issues and developing innovative business solutions. He specializes in Customer Strategy, Customer Experience, and CRM delivery. Additionally, he is considered a market leader in driving Operational Excellence through Process Optimization, defining and teaching organizations how to properly do Business Analysis, and helping clients deliver the highest quality through a focus on Quality Management and Demand Management.
Chris is heavily involved in the community through numerous organizations. He is involved with Conscious Capitalism and was recently the Chairman of the Board for TAG ED.
Chris holds a Bachelor of Arts in History with a minor in Economics from Davidson College. His liberal arts education provided him with the background needed to apply a holistic approach to solving the most difficult business problems. He is also a graduate of the Stagen Leadership Academy.
Vice President of Marketing, Goodwill of North Georgia
Elaine Armstrong serves as the vice president of marketing for Goodwill of North Georgia. She is
responsible for leading a team of highly skilled professionals in the creation and execution of marketing and communications programs and strategies. She also advises and supports
Goodwill's business operations teams on a broad range of marketing issues while focusing on carrying out the organization’s mission, strategic plan, and business goals.
Elaine joined the Goodwill team in 2006 as public relations manager and was promoted
to director of public relations two and half years later. While in those roles, she not only
directed the media relations, internal communications and corporate communications
functions, but she also helped expand the marketing department and served as the
agency’s primary spokesperson.
After spending nearly eight years in her role as director of PR, Elaine was promoted to
vice president of marketing, where she currently brings her deep institutional knowledge
and creative strategies to the executive team. As a part of her role, Elaine also hosts the
organization’s weekly talk radio show, The Good Works Show, which airs Sundays at
noon on AM920 The Answer and all your favorite podcast platforms.
Prior to coming to Goodwill, Elaine worked as a television news reporter for WALB-TV,
the NBC affiliate in South Georgia. She is a graduate of the University of Georgia’s
Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication where she earned her
bachelor’s degree in broadcast news. Recently, she was named by the Atlanta
Business League as one of the 100 Most Influential African American Women in Atlanta
and a 2019 Woman of Influence by the March of Dimes. She was named to PRSA
Georgia’s Inaugural 40 Under 40 class and Nonprofit Pro’s Marketer of the Year for
2020. She is also a proud graduate of the Leadership Atlanta Class of 2020.
As an extension of her work, Elaine serves on the board of directors for the Atlanta
Business League, as well as the DeKalb Chamber and is the chair of the Education and
Workforce Development committee. She serves as board chair for Angel Eyes Fitness
and Nutrition, a startup nonprofit delivering fitness and nutrition programs to those who
are blind and visually impaired. She is also an active member of the national and
Georgia chapters of the Public Relations Society of America, and enjoys mentoring
college students about the public relations profession and working in the nonprofit
During her personal time, Elaine enjoys spending time with family and working out. She
is a certified personal trainer and Piloxing® fitness instructor
Kerry Alison Wekelo
Chief Operating Officer, Actualize Consulting
Kerry Alison Wekelo is the Chief Operating Officer at Actualize Consulting, a financial services firm. Her book and program, Culture Infusion: 9 Principles for Creating and Maintaining a Thriving Organizational Culture, is the impetus behind Actualize Consulting being named Top Company Culture by Entrepreneur Magazine, a Top Workplace by The Washington Post, and Great Place to Work-Certified. In her leadership, Kerry blends her experiences as a consultant, executive coach, award-winning author, mindfulness expert, and entrepreneur. Kerry has been featured on ABC, NBC, NPR, The New York Times, Thrive Global, SHRM, Inc., and National Mortgage Magazine.
Founder and President, Exodus Consulting Group
Director of EngageHR, HR Source
Sue is always asking the question; how can we help? In her role as Director of EngageHR, her main gig is to manage and deploy our team of HR professionals who serve our members with onsite HR support and provide recruiting services. Sue’s background in owning and leading a manufacturing company helps her see the big picture. She is passionate about the value that strong HR principles can bring to any organization and is driven to find the best solution for our members. As the mom of two collegiate athletes, her competitive nature drives her to find the win-win with every partnership EngageHR takes on.
Vice President of East Region Customer Service, T-Mobile
Wanny Manasse is a Vice President for Customer Care at T-Mobile US, Inc. In this role, Manasse is responsible for the operations of the East region experience centers and strategic vision for T-Mobile’s award winning customer experience centers. He is an advocate of the customer experience, committed to eliminating customer pain points and transforming the way customers interact with T-Mobile through their Team of Experts.
Manasse now leads a team of more than 4,000 customer-experience-obsessed Care Experts. In 2019, the T-Mobile team delivered record NPS results assisting the company to earn top honors in JD Power.
The region that Manasse leads is home to T-Mobile’s largest state-of-the-art Customer Experience Center which is in North Charleston, SC.
Manasse sits as an executive co-sponsor of the Multi-Cultural Network – Diversity & Inclusion initiative at T-Mobile.
Manasse is also involved in identifying markets that can benefit from STEM programs in early childhood education. He volunteers his time supporting afterschool programs that teach children and teenagers the benefits of coding/computer science.
Manasse graduated from Science Park and later attended Ramapo College of NJ and Long Island University.
CEO, Qualigence InternationalSteve Lowisz is an authority on all things talent, personal development, and business leadership. With experience consulting start-ups, equity-backed, and Fortune 500 companies around the world, you can count on Steve for expert insights and actionable advice. Best known as the founder and CEO of Qualigence International, Steve is a successful five-time entrepreneur with over two decades of practical business experience.
With a unique and unconventional delivery style, Steve understands how to connect with everyone from executives and entrepreneurs to human resources and recruiters. As a result, companies including Cisco Systems, Starbucks, Whirlpool, Coca-Cola, Miller, Walgreen's and many other have engaged Steve as a speaker to educate, inspire, and uncover the true potential within their teams.