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Jennifer Perry with Lone Wolf Communications and Amy Heskett & Meyghin Harringtion with Century Apartments

Mike Sammond, Megan Harrington, Jennifer Perry, Amy Heskett, Steven Julian

Mike Sammond, Meyghin Harrington, Jennifer Perry, Amy Heskett, Steven Julian

Jennifer Perry/Lone Wolf Communications

Lone Wolf Communications began as a public relations and copywriting agency in 2006. Since 2013, their focus has been entertainment publicity. They provide individual client services and consultations, as well as webinars and books for practitioners of the “Do-It-Yourself” movement.


Amy Heskett & Meyghin Harrington/First Communities/Century Apartments

The communities in the Century Collection offer luxury living apartment homes with an emphasis on resident satisfaction and strong identification through the Century brand. Headquartered in Atlanta, GA, they operate in multiple markets across the country including Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Texas. Century Riverside and Century Sugarloaf are located in Lawrenceville, GA.

The Century Collection creates a convenient living experience by being located near centers of employment, shopping, transportation and entertainment. In addition, they offer a range of on-site amenities that frequently include business centers with WiFi, workout facilities, pools, and tennis courts. With an average age of less than 8 years, their communities are fresh and contemporary.

The Century staff strives to create a consistent experience of quality, value and satisfaction for their residents. Their attention to detail and quality control will offer you the carefree lifestyle you deserve!

Issues Concerning Special Need Individuals with guests Kathy Keeley, Kristen Lewis and Fontaine Lee on Wealth Matters Radio Show

Craig Frankel, Kristen Lewis, Kathy Keeley, Fontaine Lee, Adam Gaslowitz

Craig Frankel, Kristen Lewis, Fontaine Lee, Kathy Keeley, Adam Gaslowitz

On this episode of Wealth Matters attorneys Adam Gaslowitz and Craig Frankel  discuss issues concerning special needs individuals with guests Kristen Lewis, an expert on special needs trust planning; Kathy Keeley, the Executive Director of All About Developmental Disabilities (AADD); and Fontaine Lee, Vice President of Cumberland Trust.

The panel will discuss information relating to special needs trust planning and helping families understand their individual roles in a special needs trust.


LewisKristen M. Lewis practices law in Atlanta, GA with Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP. She is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, and is a nationally recognized expert on “Special Needs Trust” planning for persons challenged by disabilities. She is an active member of the Special Needs Alliance, the Academy of Special Needs Planners, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the American Bar Association, the New York Bar Association Elder Law Section, the State Bar of Georgia Fiduciary Law Section, and the Georgia Planned Giving Council. She recently completed her tenure as Co-Chair of the Long-Term Care, Medicaid and Special Needs Trusts Committee of the Elder Law, Disability Planning and Bioethics Group of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the ABA. In her free time, she trains certified service dogs for Canine Assistants based in Milton, GA.

Ms. Lewis received her B.A. degree in French and political science, with highest honors, from Wellesley College in 1981. She earned her J.D. degree from Cornell Law School in 1984. She is admitted to practice law in both New York and Georgia.

Ms. Lewis co-authored an article entitled “Top 15 Tips for Estate Planners When Planning for Special Needs”, published in Probate & Property, Volume 24, Number 2, March/April 2010, which won the magazine’s 2010 Excellence in Writing Award for “Best Overall Article – Trusts & Estates”. She most recently authored an article entitled “The Crime of the 21st Century: Financial Abuse of Elders” which was published in Probate & Property, Volume 28, Number 4, July/August 2014.


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Kathy Keeley, AADDKathy Keeley is the Executive Director of All About Developmental Disabilities (AADD) which focuses on creating a meaningful life for individuals with developmental disabilities through family support, employment and community engagement. Prior to joining AADD, she had her own consulting firm providing strategic planning and business planning to large cities and nonprofits throughout the U.S. She is a social entrepreneur having started the first loan fund for women-owned businesses in the U.S. and the first micro-enterprise association of lenders. She is the former Chief of Staff for a Mayor, launched the Calvert Foundation, and provided technical assistance in nearly 30 counties on economic and business development. Keeley came to AADD to jump off Delta flights and make an impact in her home community with a focus on restructuring one of the longest serving nonprofits focused on developmental disabilities in Georgia.





Fontaine Lee_HeadshotFontaine Lee is currently the Vice President and Business Development Officer with Cumberland Trust & Investment Company, an independent trust company with headquarters in Nashville, TN. She opened the Atlanta office for Cumberland in the Fall of 2010 and is responsible for business development in Georgia, Florida and South Carolina. Fontaine began her career at Citigroup in Institutional Fixed Income Sales and Trading where she focused on tax-exempt offerings. After receiving her M.B.A from Emory University, she transitioned from capital markets into private wealth management. Since that time, she has held business development roles at Atlanta-based Reliance Trust and with a multi-family office. Fontaine also spent two years at the Coca-Cola Company working in marketing research.

A native of Atlanta, Fontaine is actively involved with the Atlanta Vanderbilt Club and is a graduate of the Atlanta Women’s Foundation Destiny Fund program, and co-authored the L.E.A.D. program for Leadership Atlanta. She sits on the board for the Agape You and Family Center and is on the Marketing and Development Committee for Whitefoord, Inc. She has also served as a board member for Executive Women of Goizueta, the women’s alumni organization for the Goizueta Business School. In addition to her M.B.A., Fontaine has a B.A. from Vanderbilt University.



Gaslowitz Frankel LLC is an experienced trial practice firm specializing in all aspects of complex fiduciary litigation, representing individuals, companies, banks, and fiduciaries in will, trust, and estate disputes; investor and financial advisor disputes; shareholder/partnership disputes; contract disputes; complex commercial disputes; and appeals.

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OPEN FOR BUSINESS presented by the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce

Guy Karnitz, Al Karnitz, Megan Lesko, Karen Backus, Bill Lampton, Mike Sammond

Guy Karnitz, Al Karnitz, Megan Lesko, Karen Backus, Bill Lampton, Mike Sammond

Al & Guy Karnitz/Ace Truck & Body Repair

Al and Guy Karnitz, Ace Truck Body and Trailer RepairAce Truck Body & Trailer Repair‘s motto “You had a choice and you chose us” has led them through 32 years of growth and success as a full-service operation specializing in body and engine repair and painting of tractor-trailer and medium-size trucks, as well as mobile units to provide on-site repairs.

Since Al Karnitz opened the doors to his company on August 11, 1981, the company has grown from four employees to 38 employees housed in a 33,000 square-foot custom-built repair facility located just three miles from its original location. Over time, the company has become a seven-figure, family-run business. The eldest son, Guy Karnitz, is the general manager. Another son, Allan Karnitz, is in charge of outside estimating and public relations. The company continues through the generations, with grandson Devon Karnitz, who works as an estimator.

Bill Lampton/Championship Communication

Dr. Bill Lampton, Championship CommunicationFounded in 1997, Championship Communication helps companies identify their communication problems and find solutions to them. Also, Dr. Bill Lampton helps leaders learn to speak with “poise, power, and persuasion.” He teaches clients to produce top-quality, cost-effective videos using their iPads or iPhones.

As a keynote speaker, seminar director, and coach, Bill has worked with top-tier clients, including the University of Georgia Athletic Association, Gillette, Ritz-Carlton-Cancun, Celebrity Cruises, and the British Columbia Legal Management Association. He wrote a popular book, “The Complete Communicator: Change Your Communication, Change Your Life!” His motto: “Helping You Finish in First Place!”

Karen Backus/Avion Energy Group

Karen Backus, Avion Energy GroupAvion Energy Group gets energy providers licensed in your state to compete with each other to get you best pricing. Avion provides an apple-to-apple comparison of best pricing by providing you a list of those suppliers on one sheet of paper where you can see how they competed for your business. They will arrange to have the contract documents prepared for your signature the same day and will notify you when your signed agreement has been accepted by the provider. About 90 days before your contract is about to end they will contact you to start the process again. You can change suppliers each time your contract is up for renewal yet remain a client of Avion Energy for years to come and the best part is their service is totally free because they are paid by the providers.

Megan Lesko/Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce

Megan Lesko, Gwinnett Chamber of CommerceThe Gwinnett Chamber is the forum where business, government, education, healthcare, arts/culture/entertainment, and philanthropic and public service communities come together to advance the region’s economy and enrich Gwinnett’s quality of life.



Matthew Dibert with Suwanee Park Tavern, Audrey Blake with Fostering Leadership in You and Robert Fordham with Velo Systems

Mike Sammond, Matthew Dibert, Robert Fordham, Audrey Blake, Steven Julian

Mike Sammond, Matthew Dibert, Robert Fordham, Audrey Blake, Steven Julian

Matthew Dibert/Suwanee Park Tavern

Matthew Dibert, Suwanee Park Tavern

Suwanee Park Tavern will be opening in January 2015 at Suwanee Town Center. More info to come soon.




Audrey Blake/Fostering Leadership in You

Audrey Blake, Fostering Leadership in YouFostering Leadership in You helps organizations and individuals “Successfully Organize to Achieve Results” or “S.O.A.R.”.

Their goal is to help you S.O.A.R.! They are available to help you or your group tap into the “Leader inside” and maximize your full potential. Through their innovative workshops and presentations, they help inspire your staff or group to become more productive and increase their skill sets. They are fortunate to have an author on staff who has interacted with hundreds of individuals and inspired them to reach their professional and personal goals.

Robert Fordham/Velo Systems

Robert Fordham, Velo SystemsVelo Systems provides virus removal, website design & development, and SEO to individuals and businesses. They offer a wide variety of technology services for both small business and the home. Our award-winning designers bring passion and enthusiasm to every project. From original designs to complete renovations, we have you covered.

Ken Lewandowski with Aviation Institute of Maintenance and Anthony Mitchell with IMPACT! Group

Mike Sammond, Ken Lewandowski, Anthony Mitchell, Steven Julian

Mike Sammond, Ken Lewandowski, Anthony Mitchell, Steven Julian

Ken Lewandowski/Aviation Institute of Maintenance

The AIM – Atlanta campus is part of the nation’s largest family of aviation maintenance schools, with headquarters in Virginia Beach, VA. Through AIM’s FAA-approved aviation program, students prepare for a high-flying career in aviation maintenance. AIM Atlanta also is home to a comprehensive combination welding program. Students in both areas learn the skills necessary to become successful in two of the world’s fastest growing industries, aviation maintenance and welding. AIM graduates are there to meet the increasing global demands of commercial, cargo, corporate and private aviation and equipment manufacturing employers. AIM’s other campuses are located in Chesapeake, VA and Manassas, VA, Dallas, Houston, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Oakland, Las Vegas, Orlando and Philadelphia.

Anthony Mitchell/IMPACT! Group

The IMPACT! HomeOwnership Center was added in 1994 to meet the needs of first-time homebuyers and residents in danger of losing their homes to foreclosure, and it shortly thereafter became a HUD-Certified Housing Counseling Agency. The center today helps prevent foreclosures in Gwinnett County and greater Atlanta through group classes and free individual counseling sessions. The center also provides housing counseling, down payment assistance, and financial counseling services to first-time home buyers, current homeowners, and the general public in Gwinnett County and northeast Georgia.