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  • August 9, 2018 - Steve Meany, CEO, Information Transport Solutions, Inc. - "Building better vendor relationships; Lessons learned as a service provider”

     Plan now to attend our dinner meeting on Aug 9, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.!

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    Steve Meany, CEO, Information Transport Solutions, Inc.  

    "Building better vendor relationships; Lessons learned as a service provider” 

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    Customers are looking for value and service.  A customer’s experience determines a vendors relationship and ultimately value.

    Bio: 

    Steve Meany has extensive IT experience in multiple markets.  During his professional career, Steve has held various leadership roles managing local and global operations at EDS and Cisco Systems. His experience in commercial, federal, state, local and education markets gives him the insight needed to understand customer issues and concerns.  He has the management and technical skills necessary to be a visionary for ITS, and his focus is on customer service and delivering technology with integrity.  Steve is a graduate of Auburn University Montgomery.

     

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  • Brian Hastings: “Humble, Credible, Approachable—A Transition Story”

     

    Plan now to attend our dinner meeting on March 8, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.!

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    Brian Hastings, Director, Alabama Emergency Management Agency

    “Humble, Credible, Approachable—A Transition Story” 

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    Director Hastings discusses events in his first five months of State Government that highlight his thoughts on leadership that all leaders can use.

     

    Brian Hastings was born in 1968, in Germany, to a U.S. Army officer, however most of Brian’s youth was spent in the Chicago metropolitan area. It was there, while attending public school, that he developed his desire to learn, serve others and give back to those in need.

    Brian’s passion for service led him to enter the United States Air Force Academy in 1986 and serve in the United States Air Force from 1990 until he retired as a Colonel on 1 September 2017. Prior to his retirement, Brian served for two years as Commandant of the Air Command and Staff College at Maxwell Air Force Base and previously served as the Commander of the 47th Flying Training Wing. During his military career, Brian earned two Legion of Merit Medals, the Bronze Star for his service in Afghanistan, three Meritorious Service Medals, and served as a flight instructor. He was a command pilot with more than 2,600 hours in attack and training aircraft. He held a variety of positions, including Battalion Air Liaison Officer and Chief of Standardization and Evaluation.

    Brian has a Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics. He also earned a Master’s of Aeronautical Science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and a Master’s of Science in Resourcing National Security Strategy from the Eisenhower School, National Defense University.

    In August 2017, Governor Kay Ivey named Brian as the Director of the Alabama Emergency Management Agency and he started his service on September 5, 2017. In less than one week, the State Emergency Operations Center activated for Hurricane Irma to receive and shelter more than 250,000 evacuees from Florida while caring for the needs of Alabamians. The impact of Hurricane Irma resulted in a Presidential Emergency Declaration from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and strengthened enduring partnerships with Florida and the Virgin Islands.

    Regardless of Brian’s noteworthy career, which includes being a former A10 pilot, he will quickly tell you his greatest accomplishments are at home with his beautiful wife Eileen and three sons—Sean, Jake and Luke. The Hastings also have two additional family members Sophie and Chuy, the family dogs.

     

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  • Cameron Koorangi, Execution Expert - "A step by step guide to building teams that are not just more effective but happier, and how timing can influence everything!"

     

    Plan now to attend our dinner meeting on May 10, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.!

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    "A step by step guide to building teams that are not just more effective but happier, and how timing can influence everything!" 

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    Bio: 

    Cameron Koorangi is an Execution Expert for an innovative software company based in California. In his previous career as a Sales Manager, Cameron's teams were some of the most efficient and successful in the Southeast winning consecutive annual Regional titles. When he isn't glued to a book or studying leadership or the economics, he spends time with his wife, Candace, he enjoys playing with his three dogs and loves the outdoors. He is currently traveling the country speaking to sales teams of all sizes motivating them towards a singular goal - effectiveness. You can reach him at camkoorangi@gmail.com.

     

      

     

      

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  • Neal Kelley, SummaSource, Auburn University Montgomery - "Achieving Desired Results Through Crucial Accountability"

     

    Plan now to attend our dinner meeting on April 12, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.!

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    "Achieving Desired Results Through Crucial Accountability" 

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    In studying hundreds of projects across various industries and organizations, researchers discovered that a predictor of success was whether team members could effectively have accountability conversations that would achieve desired results.  Utilizing principles from Patterson, Grenny, Maxfield, McMillan, and Switzler’s Crucial Accountability,and other best practices of leadership, this session will explore how to prepare for an accountability conversation, identify practices for navigating an accountability conversation, and follow up in  way that will lead to desired performance and results. 

     

    Neal Kelley serves as a Senior Training Consultant for SummaSource at Auburn University at Montgomery. He is also the Director of the nationally accredited Certified Public Manager Program facilitated by AUM.  He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Troy University, an M.B.A from Auburn University and a Master of Divinity degree from Regent University.  

    Prior to joining the staff at Auburn University at Montgomery, he served as the Director of Training and Operations for Leadership Training International, a training organization based in Chesapeake, VA.  As a master trainer with LTI, he conducted leadership seminars and train-the-trainer workshops in the U.S.A. and around the world.  He has also served successfully as a Senior Manager for a large manufacturing company.

    Neal’s professional interests include training and development, organizational leadership, and performance coaching.  He is also actively involved in the community, serving as a board member for two non-profit organizations. 

     

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