Dr. Cynthia Hammond
Dr. Cynthia Hammond graduated from The Fort Valley State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and originally planned to go to law school. She began her professional career as a police officer in Macon and later worked as an officer in Fort Valley. She was honored as Police Officer of the Year and promoted to Detective where she dealt with juvenile crimes and taught the D.A.R.E. program. Dr. Hammond went back to college to obtain a Master’s Degree in Education, a Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership and a Doctorate Degree from Argosy University. She began teaching at Byron Middle School and was selected as Byron Middle Teacher of the Year. She then went on to be Peach County’s OVERALL Teacher of the Year. She transferred to Houston County and began teaching at Tabor Middle School in 2000 and was selected as Tabor’s 2004 Teacher of the Year. Dr. Hammond was an assistant principal for five years in Houston County. Of those five years, she has worked at Matt Arthur, Westside, and Miller Elementary Schools. Dr. Hammond was selected as Georgia’s Outstanding Assistant Principal by the Georgia Association of Elementary School Principals for 2009 (GAESP). She is married and has 3 children.
Ryan is a talented mobile Agile PM , cross-industry marketing and analytics thought leader and has been advising clients in high-growth industries since 1995 including 15+ years in China, Hong Kong and India. He is also a successful entrepreneur who was responsible for building Asia's first publically listed internet voice-over-IP phone company startup (MagicTel).
Ryan also has extensive advertising and marketing experience that enriches the value he delivers to IBM clients. In the early to mid 1990's he pioneered database marketing for leading advertising agency J. Walter Thompson and was the Regional Director for the IBM account at Ogilvy & Mather. His clients have included leading companies in financial services, telecom, media, healthcare and other industries.
Lisa Wysocky is an author, equine clinician, and motivational speaker who trains horses for and consults with therapeutic riding programs across the country. Lisa has a degree in equine management from the University of Minnesota but after more than a decade as a national and world championship horse trainer and riding instructor, Lisa ventured into writing and the music business. She spent six years as a correspondent for Nashville's afternoon paper, the Nashville Banner, and also was a publicist for country music stars. Additionally, Lisa headed several independent record labels, wote a weekly syndicated celebrity lifestyles column, and was a regular featured guest on Jones Radio Networks syndicated overnight show. Lisa Is an award-winning and best selling author of more than a dozen books, and a registered level PATH (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship) instructor who holds a PATH certification as an Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning, Mentor, and Equine Services for Heroes. She has also been chosen as one of the country's Top 50 riding instructors by ARIA (American Riding Instructor's Association) and is a regular fill-in co-host on the Horse Radio Network's flagship online radio show, Horses in the Morning. Lisa is a trained homeless housing coordinator who lives in Nashville, Tennessee.
Andrew Reeves is an Agriculture Teacher/FFA Advisor with over fifteen years of teaching experience in various fields including math and science, in both general education and special education settings. He has also served Houston County Schools as an Instructional Coach, mentoring other teachers and modeling best practices in the classroom. Mr. Reeves received his bachelor’s degree from Georgia Southwestern graduating Summa Cum Laude, his Masters in Educational Leadership from Nova University graduating with a 3.96 GPA, and his Specialist in Brain Based Learning from Walden University graduating with a 4.0 GPA. Mr. Reeves has also been recognized at the school level as Teacher of the Year and by the State as a Georgia Master Teacher. He frequently speaks at various state conferences and is a member of several professional organizations. Presently Mr. Reeves and a colleague are working on a curriculum to be used in the first middle school dual agriculture program.
Turner Rentz, III, M. Sci., Applied Physics, Ga Tech , CEO, co-founder co-founded ATR in 1995 with Anita Rentz. An accomplished network engineer and software developer, Mr. Rentz' educational qualifications include a Master's degree in Applied Physics from Georgia Tech: contributing to the development of HTTP and other transfer protocols for the purposes of safely executing dangerous plasma experiments in the safety of the lab. With a career spanning high availability, high reliability work such as the Reuters Financials applications, Information Security Engineering for the Equifax Corporation, and software that accomplishes maintainability and adaptability of websites for Intel. Mr. Rentz is a member of the Internet Engineering Task Force, The IEEE Society, the Ga. Tech Alumni Society, and the GSGA. At present Mr. Rentz have 3 years experience with the Speech Technologies and their use for various applications. He also has knowledge of design and development of ASR (Automated Speech Recognition) Systems.
Sandip Patel serves as Executive Vice President for Global Management since 2000. Part of the start team, Global Management today consists of 42 premium hotel brands including Marriott’s, Holiday Inns, 9 Dunkin Donuts & Baskin Robbins, and Wild Wing Café. Sandip overseas asset management, Retail operations, Merger & Acquisitions & portfolio management.
Sandip, serves on District Advisory Committee for Dunkin Brands for past 4 years. He also serves on Regional Advisory Committee & District Marketing Committee for Dunkin Brands for past 8 years. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Information systems from Georgia State University.