Concurrent Session Presenters

Leading Adults Toward a Better Tomorrow

Ann Siecrest

Closing Session Speaker 

Concurrent Session Presenter
​Dr. Earl Suttle

Dr. Earl Suttle is the Founder and Chairman of Leadership Success International, LLC, an international training and consulting company based in Atlanta, GA, that specializes in working with businesses and organizations to increase their profits and productivity through developing their people.Type your paragraph here.

Luncheon Speaker

Jason O'Rouke


Jason directs the Chamber’s internal think tank, the Georgia Chamber Center for Competitiveness, and also handles federal affairs.  Prior to joining the Chamber, Jason worked as a consultant on political campaigns of all sizes in Georgia and Alabama.  He was the Political Director of the 2012 Non-Metro Atlanta T-SPLOST referendum, as well as the campaign manager for the successful 2012 Georgia Charter Schools constitutional amendment. He previously served in the Washington D.C. office of Congressman Doug Collins, and began his career with the Council for Quality Growth.  He currently serves on the Alumni Board of the University of Georgia School of Public & International Affairs. He lives in the Kirkwood neighborhood of Atlanta with a beagle named Roger.

Cher Brister

Cher Brister is the Director of Green Technologies at Gwinnett Technical College. She has been at Gwinnett Tech since 2006 and has worked as an Instructor, Program Coordinator and Program Director. She not only manages the Building Operator Certification Program for the state of Georgia, but she is also responsible for Continuing Education and Business and Industry training in the North Fulton service area. In addition to her role on the Board of Directors for GAEA, she serves on the board for Amana Academy in Alpharetta and Atlanta Recycles.

Keynote Speaker

Concurrent Session Presenter
Charles Marshall

Charles is able to reinforce his humor with poignant insights and salient strategies that your audience members will immediately connect with. He is adept at engaging his audience’s attention with humor and then driving his point home with a powerful and potent message.

Charles is the author of the modern day motivational classic Shattering the Glass Slipper, whose central message is that success is available for all who harness, develop, and apply their Seven Powers.

Charles is the founder and president of M Power Resources, a company dedicated to providing growth resources for business and individuals. He has over 20 years of full-time experience as a motivational speaker and comedian and is recognized amongst meeting planners as one of the best humorous keynote speakers for any corporate event.​