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Meeting Pros: Sparrow Marcioni with BlueShift Wireless and Linux Labs, Sammy Blue with Georgia Legacy Foundation Inc.

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Sparrow Marcioni with BlueShift Wireless and Linux Labs

Founder and CEO of Internet Passport, Inc an Atlanta based Internet technology company that developed solutions for satellite Internet access and security. Internet Passport was successfully sold to Franklin Telecom.

Ms. Marcioni then founded Netsentinel Inc and developed one of the first successful solutions for online managed security. She later became CEO of CET Networks, a high speed network services provider.

She now holds the position of CEO of Linux Labs International who’s high performance super computers are used for many of the Universities and Government entities throughout the U.S.

She also holds the position of CEO of BlueShift Wireless a software development company that is responsible for developing community enabling WiFi devices ,tablets and other wireless devices.

Sparrow also founded The Center for Higher Knowledge, a non-profit organization that provides physical shelter for animalkind and educational assistance to humankind. ( Most recently I launched a new Internet broadcasting company called NetMix Broadcasting which owns

Specialties: Custom design of high performance computing clusters and high speed network services. Management of highly diverse software developers and architects who create things no one has ever heard of…yet.

Sammy Blue with Georgia Legacy Foundation Inc.

The Georgia Legacy Foundations mission is to recognize, protect, preserve, and promote Georgia’s Roots music artists and to do so with a historical, ethnic and regional perspective.

Our vision is to create an environment of greater appreciation for and acknowledgement of quality artists who continue to create exceptional music of historical content, yet have not achieved commercial success, industry acceptance, or adequate public exposure.

Some of the ways that the Georgia Legacy Foundation is helping these deserving Georgia musicians include:

The Players Care Program, which provides medical referrals and help with medical expenses.

The Legacy Concert Series and Workshops, which will include fundraisers as well as showcases for the artists.

The Legacy Loves Kids Program, which provides assistance to musicians’ families and also works to use music to help children with special needs. The program also works with schools to develop music and art programs,

The Legacy Instrument & Equipment Program, which provides instruments and equipment to musicians in need, low-income children, schools and institutions.

Meeting Pros: Yvonne Druyeh Dodd with Evi D. Consulting, Michael Walsh with Amp’d Atlanta

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Yvonne Druyeh Dodd with Evi D. Consulting

Yvonne helps motivated individuals, entrepreneurs and nonprofits who struggle with wanting to take things to the next level and don’t have the time, resources or know-how to get there. They want a clear strategy to achieve goals, tools to manage the day-to-day, and a professional image/brand.

Having over 10 years of experience in various settings, knowing exactly what her clients are going through. With her background, she brings empathy and passion to her practice that helps in reading between the lines and hone in onthe root cause of the issues holding her clients back from reaching their true potential.

Because of this, her client’s receive proven, mission-aligned strategies to gain confidence, clarity and focus to achieve their goals and increase brand recognition.

As a result they save time, money and energy in their quest to be seen & heard and create lives and businesses they love.

Michael Walsh with Amp’d Atlanta

Born and raised in Atlanta, Mike started his music journey in the 7th grade when he picked up the bass guitar. Fast forward to 2004, Mike began his DJ career. At first it was the occasional party, entertaining groups and then it was the clubs.

After moving to Florida, in 2005, Mike started working at some of the top nightclubs including Shephard’s Beach Resort. Another famous spot was Excalibur in downtown Chicago!

Since moving back to Atlanta, Mike started Amp’d with a vision to offer outstanding service to any client planning and expecting nothing less than a spectacular event.

In his off-time, Mike enjoys training in jiu-jitsu and muay thai as well as staying in shape. An occasional night out, although not common in our industry, is always on the list.

Meeting Pros: Kelly Treadway with EventCurious, Lindsay Pitt with TOAST Events, and Tracy Stuckrath with Thrive! Meetings and Events

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Kelly Treadway with EventCurious

With 15 years in the special events industry Kelly Treadway has seen her career curiously come full circle. Her experiences in sales and marketing led her into the areas of events entertainment, venue management, catering sales and equipment rentals. In early 2013, after a year of ghost writing, concept building and strengthening connections, Kelly took the leap and launched EventCurious – a micro agency specializing in online marketing and public relations for special events and hospitality companies.
EventCurious balances a corporate image with grass-roots style efforts as they service clients by being their online listeners. Kelly is currently VP Elect for the International Special Event Society (ISES) Greater Atlanta chapter. She has a natural passion for connecting event profs and the dots that build a stronger industry. You can connect with her online via Facebook, LinkedIn and Pinterest @Kelly Treadway and on Twitter @EventCurious.

Lindsay Pitt with TOAST Events

Lindsay is the owner and lead planner of TOAST, a wedding and event company based in Atlanta. Lindsay has been a prominent figure in the Atlanta event industry for over twelve years. She holds the esteemed Certified Special Events Professional (CSEP) designation, the hallmark of achievement in the special events industry, which she obtained at just 27. She also spent three terms on the Board of Directors on the International Special Events Society and is Regional Director for Wedding Industry Professionals Association. Lindsay holds a Bachelor of Science from Florida State University.

Tracy Stuckrath with Thrive! Meetings and Events

Tracy Stuckrath, CSEP, CMM, CHC, founder and chief connecting officer of Thrive! Meetings & Events, is an event planner who is one of just 295 people in the world to hold a designation as a Certified Special Events Professional (CSEP). She’s also one of 15 million people in the U.S. with food allergies. Combining her more than 20 years of event planning experience, her food allergies, and her education from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (2009),Tracy helps clients successfully and safely feed guests with special dietary needs through menu design, kitchen assessments, hands-on training and workshops. When planning events, she believes delicious, healthy food and environmentally friendly meeting practices should be a part of every event and work in unison to deliver the biggest return on the client’s investment. With her niche market, Tracy has been able to create a name for herself and her company, and was named a “Meeting Pros to Watch in 2012″ by Convention South Magazine and speaks regularly at events nationwide on how to accommodate guests with special dietary needs.


Meeting Pros: Elizabeth Hogan with Juice Studios

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Elizabeth Hogan with Juice Studios

Elizabeth is a forth generation Atlantan with a passion for her city and special events. That coupled with over nine years of extensive experience in the hospitality industry. More specifically in destination management. Elizabeth is an expert in both sales management and event logistics. Elizabeth is one of our destination management gurus and specializes in on-site and off-site events,dine-a-rounds, VIP tours and VIP transportation services. She has worked with hundreds of Fortune500 companies with groups ranging in size from 10 to over 4,000 attendees.