Wendy Johnson


Dale Carnegle of Georgia

Wendy Johnson, Dale Carnegie of Georgia’s President manages the general sales for the full range of products and consulting services offered by Dale Carnegie of Georgia.These services include customized professional development training programs offered to such Georgia firms as Home Depot, Computer Associates, Cingular Wireless, UPS and a host of companies ranging in size from 25 to more than 350,000 employees. On an annual basis, Ms. Johnson is responsible for continued professional growth of more than 3,000 citizens of Georgia. As a principal of Dale Carnegie of Georgia, Ms. Johnson is also responsible for the general management of the delivery, administration and product services of the company. In addition to her role in Dale Carnegie, Ms. Johnson is a principal and officer in BGAC. BGAC provides affordable housing solutions in Africa, Asia and the Carribbean.

Prior to her current position Ms Johnson represented Carreker Corporation, a consulting firm specializing in the financial industry. As the Global Sales Manager, Risk Management Group she facilitated sales of all Risk Management Consulting and Software Products worldwide. In the past seven years, Ms. Johnson has provided Risk Management solutions to a client base for Carreker that included 60 of the top 100 banks in the United States, such as Chase, Citibank and Bank of America. Internationally she opened the International markets in England, Ireland, Scotland, South Africa and Australia.

Prior to Carreker, Ms. Johnson has worked in the financial and medical industries for over fifteen years, assuming several management and consulting positions along the way. Her experience includes Regional Vice President for Citicorp, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for EMR, Inc. and Senior Sales positions for Bank of America, National Data Corporation and Bank Earnings International where she provided cash management consulting and software products to financial institutions and Fortune 500 companies.
Educated at the University of California, Ms Johnson is a golfer, tennis player and pianist.

Rich Santos

Penton Media, Inc.

Rich Santos is Group Publisher of Penton Media, Inc., which includes Registered Rep.,Trusts & Estates and National Real Estate Investor magazines. He has held this position since 1997. During his tenure, Registered Rep., which is the authoritative source for 93,000 stockbrokers and financial professionals, and Trusts & Estates, which is the leading magazine for estate planners, have produced record revenues and award-winning issues. Rich interacts with retail investment professionals on a regular basis and has a great understanding of their concerns.

A seasoned publishing professional, Rich was formerly publisher of Primedia’s Global Telephony for eleven years. During that time, Rich worked closely with the Chinese government in Beijing to produce multiple Mandarin language magazines and conferences for the Ministry of Posts & Telecommunications. He also has held publishing posts at Satellite Communications, Electronic Imaging and Textile World at such companies as McGraw-Hill and VNU.

Rich Santos is a frequent lecturer on publishing, advertising, marketing and financial services. He has particular knowledge of these disciplines in European, Asian and Latin American economies. He has homes in New York and Chicago and is a graduate of Murray State University.

Maryellen Griffin
Attorney - Real Estate Broker

Maryellen Griffin brings an international influence to Long Grove's Board of Advisors. She is both a ciitizen of the United States and Ireland and, is fluent in Spanish. 

Ms. Griffin by proffession is an attorney and real estate broker. As a member of the State Bar of Georgia she is a member of the Family Law, Real Property, Taxation and Equine Sections. In addition she is a Former President of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Georgia Supreme Court Appointee to Georgia Commission on Dispute Resolution, a Member of the DeKalb Bar Association, Association of Healthcare Attorneys, Georgia Hispanic Bar Association, Georgia Association of Women Lawyers and the Irish Chamber of Commerce. Ms. Griffin is also an active real estate agent with Harry Norman Realtors of Atlanta.

Paul Hacket




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