Co-founder of Most Valuable Kids of Greater Atlanta. Since moving to Atlanta in 1995 from Memphis, Susan has been actively involved in the community. In addition to co-founding MVK of Greater Atlanta, Susan serves on the board of the Zaban Paradies Center, a shelter serving homeless couples. Susan is also very involved in her children’s school, Sarah Smith Elementary, and served as treasurer of its Foundation for three years. Susan has also served on the board of trustees for The Temple and on the board of the Midtown Assistance Center. Professionally, Susan was the Director of Finance for The Winter Properties, the Director of Investor Relations and Treasury for Post Properties and a Senior Tax Associate for Deloitte. Susan is a Certified Public Accountant, licensed in the state of Tennessee. Susan holds her BBA from The University of Wisconsin in Madison and a MPA in Taxation from the University of Texas in Austin. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband, Brian, and their three children.
Co-Founder of MVK of Greater Atlanta. Brian has lived in
Atlanta since enrolling at Georgia Tech in 1987. With his degree in
Electrical Engineering Brian worked his way up the ranks at Inglett
& Stubbs Electrical Construction for 22 years. For the past two
years Brian has been a consultant to data center clients. Outside of
work, Brian is active with coaching his kids' basketball and robotics
teams, the Temple, JELF finance committee, and the Zeta chapter of Alpha
Epsilon Pi - New House steering committee. Brian lives in Atlanta with
his wife Susan and three children, and attends as many Georgia Tech
sporting events as time allows.
Russ Belin is the Vice President, South Region for Broadway
Across America, the foremost market leader for live touring theatre in
North America. A veteran in the entertainment field, Belin has more
than 20 years of experience in entertainment sales and marketing. He
oversees all aspects of the Broadway in Atlanta series at the Fox
Theatre, bringing the best musicals direct from New York to Peachtree
Street. Before joining Broadway Across America, he spent 14 years at
Feld Entertainment, most recently as a regional Vice President for Feld,
where he worked with premier touring productions, such as Disney On
Ice, Monster Jam and Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey in the
Southeast region. A Baltimore-area native, Belin earned a bachelor's
degree from Towson University, where he studied sports management. He
and his wife, Kelly, reside in Peachtree Corners with their two sons.
Belin is honored to serve on the Board of Directors for Most Valuable
Kids in Atlanta, as he is passionate about introducing the next
generation to the magic of live entertainment.
Harold Berger is a practicing CPA, and has operated his own practice since 2003. Prior to that, Harold was an equity partner for over 11 years at a large Public Accounting firm in Atlanta. Harold holds his B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from The University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, and a Masters in Professional Accounting degree with an emphasis in Taxation from the University of Texas in Austin. His professional affiliations include the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants. Harold's involvement in the community currently includes serving as a Board Member of the Atlanta Group Home Foundation, Inc., a member of the Finance Committee of the Jewish Educational Loan Fund, Inc. (JELF) as well as Secretary of the Holly Lane Foundation, Inc. In the past three decades, Harold has served as a Board Member and Treasurer for JELF, a Board Member and Treasury for Positive Impact, Inc. as well as a volunteer positions with Hands on Atlanta, Inc., American Red Cross and various other organizations. Harold and his wife, Sally, live with their three children, in Sandy Springs.
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Michael has two decades of sports marketing, licensing,
sponsorship and media sales experience at the NFL, Major League Baseball
and most recently, leading a sports technology start-up to
profitability. He is a third-generation "garmento" whose founding and
leadership of POINT 3 has been featured in Forbes, Entrepreneur, Men’s
Fitness and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Michael still takes
charges in his Monday night rec league games. Michael lives in Atlanta
with his wife and two daughters.
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Cecile Prager has worked in the field of education for over
forty years. She taught school in Atlanta and Memphis for eighteen
years. She then worked as a program developer for Memphis Partners, a
nonprofit started by Holiday Inn. She developed and ran programs for at
risk middle school and high school students. Since moving to Atlanta 12
years ago, Cecile has taught in the La Amistad program for Hispanic
students at Peachtree Presbyterian Church. She has also worked as a
reading instructor at Sarah Smith Elementary and as religious school
teacher at The Temple.
Founder and Chief Articulation Officer of ProForm U®, Elaine Rosenblum is an entrepreneur and visionary at heart. Foreseeing the impact of technology on communication skills, in 2001 she founded Courageous Conversation. As part of a second entrepreneurial adventure, five years later, she co-founded Access Test Prep & Tutoring. Elaine now teaches collaborative communication and negotiation skills not only to professionals at all levels but also to budding professionals, including students preparing for college and job interviews. Across careers as an entrepreneur, attorney, teacher and marketer, Elaine acquired deep experience working at and consulting for corporate organizations from start-ups to Wall Street.Elaine is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin, where she earned a B.S. in Advertising in the College of Communications, and of Cardozo School of Law in New York City; she also completed Harvard Law School’s Advanced Negotiation Program for Lawyers. Elaine is a member of the New York State bar and is an expert in collaborative negotiation and alternative dispute resolution in the corporate environment.Elaine is a trustee for The Jewish Women’s Fund of Atlanta and on the Board of Most Valuable Kids of Greater Atlanta. Elaine lives in Atlanta with her husband, Charles, and their son.
Jennifer Rosenfeld is originally from Connecticut and
graduated from Emory University with a BA in mathematics and economics.
Jennifer spent 15 years as a software consultant in the utility
industry. She and her husband are founding board members of the
Appalachian Children’s Emergency Shelter in North Georgia. She currently
serves as a Board of Director for the Ahava preschool in Atlanta.
She is also an outreach coordinator for providing meals
bi-monthly to the Zaban Couples Shelter. Jennifer lives in Atlanta with
her husband Joel and their two daughters. They spend some of their
free time watching their daughter play soccer on weekends, and are fans
of USA Women and Atlanta United Soccer teams, as well as Georgia Tech
basketball and football teams.
A resident of Atlanta since 1996, Michael Schiff has been
with Keller Williams Realty First Atlanta since 2004. He experienced
immediate success as a Realtor and was honored as the 2005 Rookie of the
Year for the Southeast Region of Keller Williams. Michael’s role on the
team is to represent all of the Buyer clients. Building upon his sales
background in minor league baseball and textiles, he earned a reputation
as an expert negotiator, bringing numerous transactions to successful
completion. In addition to securing desirable homes at excellent prices,
Michael provides long-term strategic planning services to his clients.
In addition to spending time with Leigh and his daughters, Eden and
Alexandra, Michael enjoys playing golf and ice hockey. Michael graduated
from the University of Michigan (B.A. 1990) and is an avid supporter of
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A PMP certified Senior Project Management professional,
whose experience and expertise spans over 16 years with a focus on all
project stages, including business development, project estimating,
requirements determination, gap analysis, business process
reengineering, issue resolution, configuration, custom code
specifications, testing, training and post implementation support.
Denise graduated from Spelman College with Bachelor of Science in
Chemistry. She also earned her MBA from the Georgia Institute of
Technology (Information Technology). Denise serves as a Young
Professional Leader (YPL) for United Way of Greater Atlanta.
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