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Ricky Steele at Terry College of Business

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IT United CIO Forum

Ricky will be the moderator for the 2011 CIO Forum Series on March 9th. Be sure to pre-register by contacting Katie King in order to secure your spot. This year’s panel features Bill VanCuren of NCR Corporation, Ed Steinike, from The Coca-Cola Company, and Becky Blalock, Southern Company. Last years forum was a great success, and this year is sure to be the same.

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Milton at CIO Forum

CIO Forum Sponsors:

Hexaware 2011



 On behalf of Joe Surber and the IT United Cabinet, you are invited to attend the 2011 CIO Forum. Please join us Wednesday, March 9th for a networking breakfast followed by a panel discussion with some of our area’s leading CIO’s. This event is created as a special benefit to those firms who have participated in the 2010-2011 United Way Campaign.
The CIO Panel will include:
Bill VanCuren, NCR Corporation
Ed Steinike, The Coca-Cola Company

                Becky Blalock, Southern Company

Partnership in Success Awards will
be given by:

John Seral, GE Energy

The CIO Forum event will be moderated by:


Ricky Steele, Hunter Technical Resources 


IT United CIO Forum Event
Wendesday, March 9th  

Networking Breakfast begins at 8 am

IBM Hillside Auditorium
Please RSVP to Katie King by Friday, March 4th.
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IT United is designed to deepen the understanding of, commitment to and support of United Way with technology leaders, and to recognize their deep commitment to service. A team of prominent Chief Information Officers (CIOs) and technology leaders formed IT United in 2007.  United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta sincerely thanks all of the Technology professionals who serve on the IT United Cabinet. 



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Ricky’s Return to IEI: 1/20/11

 DUE TO SNOW JAM 2011, IEI has been rescheduled for 1/20/11

January 20th, 2011- Entreprenuerial Forum



Ricky Steele is the ultimate Rainmaker. Steele has a long history of developing new business, expanding the brand, marketing, public relations, and community engagement for clients across many industries. Today, Ricky is the Chief Development Officer for Hunter Technical Resources, one of Atlanta’s premier staffing and recruiting companies.

Please join us as the IEI Entrepreneurial Forum kicks off its twelfth year of breakfast programs with an insightful and entertaining presentation by Ricky Steele.

Ricky wrote The Heart of Networking in 2004 distilling his rich experience in forging relationships that generate business. In practical, straightforward, and real-world language, The Heart of Networking reveals the secrets of building your own business network. Steele teaches how to build a business environment that enables and promotes your own success by creating satisfaction among clients, customers, colleagues, bosses, investors, and the community.

Ricky has just completed a revised and expanded version of his classic book.  The release of the second edition of The Heart of Networking fortuitously coincides with IEI’s meeting on January 13th. This new edition of The Heart of Networking updates timeless principles of building professional relationships by exploring the effective use of social media tools for networking; tools that were not available when the book was first written.

So please register and join us on Thursday morning, January 13th, for this illuminating presentation, when Ricky Steele will share insights, tips, techniques, and nuggets of wisdom on developing effective business relationships. It’s a program you can’t afford to miss.

Steele is a native of Atlanta and served as Director, Emerging Growth Technology Practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he was instrumental in helping PwC take the dominate position among the Big 5 within emerging growth companies.

Mr. Steele has been profiled and cited in numerous local business publications and several national technology publications including The Wall Street Journal. The Atlanta Business Chronicle has named Mr. Steele one of the “Who’s Who in Technology” during his employment at both PwC and Korn/Ferry International.

A life long entrepreneur, Steele received the Georgia Small Business Person of the Year Award in 1986. He was hired as a consultant by BETA, SSA, and WIT to study the various technology associations in Georgia which produced the original business plan for The Technology Association of Georgia.

Mr. Steele has had a passion for serving the needs of his community throughout his career. Steele was a Founder and the first Chairman for both Atlanta’s Table, part of The Atlanta Community Food Bank and Hospitality Helping Hands. Steele has also served on the Board of Trustees for Leadership Atlanta and The Ron Clark Academy. He is also active with High Tech Ministries. Mr. Steele is an Alumnus of Leadership Atlanta (1986) and Leadership Georgia (1987).


All pre-registered attendees will receive a free copy of Ricky’s new book: The Heart of Networking (second edition), which he will personally sign following the meeting. The new book will retail for $19.95.

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