Joe Patton

Joe is a successful Executive within the Telecommunications industry. As Vice President of Sales with Uniti Fiber, Joe is instrumental in the development of the company’s  Wholesale, Enterprise and Partner strategy and implementation. He has worked in the telecommunications industry for 24 years. Prior to joining Uniti Fiber, Joe held Sr. Leadership roles at Global Capacity and FiberLight along with management responsibilities with XO and MCI.  Joe is active with the Technology Association of Georgia, is a board member of NGN and chairs the Sage School board. He has a long history of volunteerism and working with children. Joe and his wife Angela have 5 children and are also involved in various sporting activities.   

 

Brandon Pemberton

Brandon is a globally recognized sales and technology thought leader. His career has spanned field services, network operations, engineering, sales and executive leadership roles giving him a unique perspective to solve for many of the challenges and opportunities our industry faces.

At Connected2Fiber, Brandon helps clients increase revenue while maximizing the value of their assets through the use of location management, market and network intelligence.

Brandon is married to Julie, and they have 2 daughters. 

Tom Carpenter

Tom is a licensed commercial builder in Atlanta.  He is the Founder/President of Cardinal of Georgia since 1980.  Tom received his training from the U.S. Air Force as well as High Point University in North Carolina.  Tom has been involved extensively with City of College Park and serves on the College Park Main Street Association Board. He and Linda have been married since 1981 and they have 2 children.

Bonnie Rich

Bonnie Rich has over 20 years of experience in a variety of civil matters, including litigation, estate planning, family law and business matters.  She has represented individuals, business owners and local governments and has served as in house counsel for a major financial services corporation.  In addition, since 2008 she has taught law students valuable skills in litigation, client counseling and professional and ethical responsibility.

Bonnie is a graduate of the Honors Program at the University of Georgia, receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science in 1991.  She received her Juris Doctorate degree, cum laude, from Georgia State University in 1994. 

onnie has been married since 1999 to Randy Rich, who is a Superior Court Judge in Gwinnett County.  They have two children and live in Suwanee

 

Mark Metcalf

Mark began his career in Banking.  First as a Portfolio Accountant with the Bankers Bank and later as a Commercial Underwriter with Jackson State Bank (now Wells Fargo).  Mark went on the become Senior Vice President of Pteron, Inc, a boutique real estate development firm focusing on commercial properties throughout the Northwest and Hawaii.  Returning to Georgia in 2007, Mark began to focus on Capital Investments and Asset Management, specifically in the Hospitality Sector, first with McKibbon Hotel Group and then with Intercontinental Hotel Group.  In 2011, Mark become CFO and a minority owner at Atlantic Engineering Group, a fiber-to-the-home design/build firm.  During his tenure as CFO, Atlantic Engineering Group, experienced significant growth, with a portion of the company selling in 2014.  In 2014, Mark co-founded Atlantic Fiber Networks, a firm dedicated to building and owning fiber assets with a focus on public education via the E-Rate Program.  In 2017, Mark sold his interests in Atlantic Fiber Networks and joined Uniti Fiber (Nasdaq: UNIT) to lead their Education Division.  In January 2018, Mark accepted the role as CFO at World Fiber Technologies, one of the leading telecommunication and intelligent transportation construction companies in the Southeastern United States.  Mark currently lives in Athens, GA and is an active Board Member at the Northeast Georgia Foodbank and the Sage School. 

Addam Taussig

Addam Taussig is a Senior Vice President with BB&T Bank.   He joined BB&T in 2014 and has advised middle-market and corporate clients across a variety of industries in capital structures,  mergers & acquisitions, as well as public and private offerings of debt and equity securities.  Prior to joining the firm, he spent fifteen years with Suntrust Bank & Wells Fargo, respectively.

Mr. Taussig holds a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Alabama.  He is active in local community affairs.   Mr Taussig resides in Suwanee Ga with his wife of 20+ years, 3 children, 2 dogs and 2 cats. 

Dan Blanch

Head of School, Camperdown Academy, Greenville South Carolina.  Dan has an extensive background in leadership in private schools of children with Dyslexia.  Prior to coming to Camperdown, he also served in leadership with Baltimore Lab School and Jemicy School both located in Maryland He has been at Camperdown for over 10 years as Head of School, during that time he has balanced the budget, double the size of the student population, and fund-raised enough to build a new campus for the school.  He is a board member at Sage, Camp Spring Creek and the South Carolina Education Oversight Committee.  Dan and his wife have 3 daughters.