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Entries from August 2019

Alan Brown, Dexterous Media Group

August 31st, 2019 · Comments

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Not only is Alan a household leader in husband, father of four, and cunning conversationalist, but he is the chief strategist and CEO behind Dexterous Media Group an online marketing agency. Dexterous combines Website, Video, Google Search, and Social Media at low cost to bring small businesses a high return on investment.

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Kim Marie, LeTip

August 26th, 2019 · Comments

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Kim Marie was born in California, graduated from Reedley College and attended Fresno State University.

She spent 30 years in the banking industry.  The first 18 years with Bank of America and then held positions in many different banks as she culminated her career in mergers and acquisitions where she drove the acquisition/merger of over 30 banks.

Kim Maire became a LeTip member during the last two years of her banking career.  She loved LeTip so much that she decided to join the company and became the Regional Director of Arizona in 2001.  She was promoted to the LeTip National Training Director in 2003.  In 2004, she was promoted to Executive Vice President and became the President of LeTip in 2005.

In February 2008, Kim Marie purchased LeTip and became the CEO/Owner. 

As owner of LeTip, she drove the creation of the first national members only leads portal in 2012, LeTipWired.com.  In 2018, LeTip launched a mobile app and in 2019, LeTipWired has received a complete overhaul to make it the platform of the future for networking.

Kim Marie spends hundreds of hours each year personally training members and leaders within LeTip to help each and every member and chapter become the best networkers they can be.  Kim Marie is known for her commitment to building relationships and her inspiring, collaborative style. "Bringing people together just makes me happy," she said. "LeTip is really a way of life for me."

Outside of LeTip, Kim Marie has been involved in many organizations, including… Former President for Boys & Girls Club of Mesa, AZ. Many children's organizations have benefited from Kim Marie's volunteer efforts. Among them are 4H, Girl Scouts of America, Boy's & Girls Clubs and the PTA. For 18 years she held board positions on The Sequoia Guild, the fund raising arm of Valley Children's Hospital, in Fresno, CA. As a member of the Board of Trustees and an Executive Committee Member, she helped raise 240 million dollars for the hospital's building committee.

She currently holds the VP of Membership position in Arizona Business Leaders.  Is an active members in Vistage, Women President’s Organization, and Dominoes Logo Vendors.  Kim Marie is a Certified B.A.N.K Trainer.

Kim Marie and her husband, Ken Pettid (LeTip Vice President of Human Resources) are blessed with five adult children and six grandchildren 

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Don Williams, Author

August 26th, 2019 · Comments

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3-Time #1 Best Selling Author, Don Williams is the founder and CEO of Don Williams Global – Don is dedicated to changing businesses across the globe one WOW experience at a time.  Don has worked with over ½ of the Fortune 500 and International clients on marketing/sales, customer experience (CX), culture and leadership strategies.

 

Don speaks and consults internationally on:

Romancing Your Customer– Deliver Passion to Your Sales, CX and Culture.

The WOW Blueprint – On a Scale of 1 to WOW, Demand WOW.

Get Your Heart In The Game – The Magic of Heart Centered Leadership.

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Cav. Sinan Kanatsiz, CIM

August 15th, 2019 · Comments

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Sinan Kanatsiz has effectively made his mark as an entrepreneur in the United States. His parents who migrated from Turkey established residency and citizenship in America in the 1960’s where they had and raised Sinan and his Sister Sebnem. In 1998, while studying for a master’s degree at Chapman University, Kanatsiz followed his entrepreneurial spirit and formalized his first company, KCOMM, a Public Relations and Internet marketing agency. The company quickly evolved into a full-service marketing, government affairs and event marketing firm known for its Internet expertise and results-oriented approach. In less than ten years, Kanatsiz grew the firm to several million dollars in revenue, opening business operations and clients in Dallas, New York, Dubai, Istanbul, Montreal, London, Argentina, and Delhi. Currently, KCOMM works with over 100 specialized employees and independent contractors in several countries and has developed campaigns for over 1,000 companies and organizations around the world. These include organizations ranging from innovative start-ups to New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq listed companies such as Oracle, Sony, eBay, T-Mobile, HP, Adobe and the University of Phoenix.

KCOMM’s dedication to strategic programs and results-oriented campaigns has earned the firm several PROTOS awards, the highest honor bestowed by the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). The effectiveness of KCOMM’s strategies has become so widely recognized that the firm’s clients have now extended beyond the realm of technology to include elected officials, municipalities and multi-national organizations.

As a consummate entrepreneur and philanthropist, Kanatsiz takes his community responsibilities seriously. In addition to mentoring high school and college students, he is often asked to speak about entrepreneurship and the Internet. He has held engagements at several universities, including USC, Chapman University, UCLA, Cal State Fullerton, Pepperdine, UC Irvine, and Cal Tech. Additionally, he has been a keynote speaker at the Future Business Leaders of American (FBLA) National Conference and is often called to speak on a variety of topics including Social Media, Search Engine Optimization, Email Marketing, Modernizing Government and the future of the Internet.

Kanatsiz’s belief in the power of entrepreneurism and politics led him to be the original founder of a group called Generation NeXt in 2004, a network of young business and community leaders committed to making a difference by empowering others for the betterment of the next generation. Additionally, he founded the Internet Marketing Association (www.imanetwork.org) in 2000, which has a large number of professional members worldwide and its own conference series called “IMPACT”. Past events have included the executives and founders of Google, SalesForce, Tesla Motor, SpaceX, Yahoo, Facebook, Microsoft, St. Regis Hotel, Wahoos, Quest Software, Amazon and YouTube to name a few.  Kanatsiz is currently expanding the group globally and involving leaders from Europe, the Middle East, China, and India, working to create the largest association dedicated to Internet Marketing in the world.

While the IMA is a large, global organization, Kanatsiz recently created a spinoff in (2017), called the International Executive Council (IEC), which he founded to focus on the top 100 leaders in Southern California (www.iecnetwork.org). The organization has been hosting monthly events around topics including Social Emotional Learning, Cryptocurrency, Leadership and The Creative Process to name a few.

Kanatsiz holds a B.A. in Communications, with an emphasis in Public Relations, and a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership with a certificate in Human Resources, all from Chapman University. Kanatsiz was designated Alumnus of the Year by Chapman University in the year 2000. He was also the recipient of the Community College of California Alumnus of the Year Award in 2005. Sinan was named in the Hall of Fame for Santa Ana College in the year 2006. He has also been named as 40 under 40 and a featured Entrepreneur of the Year by OC Metro Magazine. Recognized for his philanthropic involvement, Kanatsiz was appointed a Knighthood and invited to become a member of the Royal House of Savoy by Prince Emanuele Filiberto of Savoy in September 2018. Sinan received the 2019 Ellis Island Medal of Honor for his work in non-profit organizations, public relations, and internet marketing.

To this day, he credits his accomplishments to his Four Pillars of Success: personal integrity; coaches and mentors; family; and education.

Kanatsiz, his wife, Kai, son Archer, and daughter Arden, reside in San Clemente, California.

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Joshua Kreitzer, Channel Baker

August 8th, 2019 · Comments

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Data-Minded Marketing, Merchandising, and Advertising professional with more than 20 years experience in the Retail, Distribution, and eCommerce industries. Strengths and skill set lies in developing the Internet Retail Channel for manufacturers and driving merchandising programs for retailers. Proven strategic thinker with an outstanding record of initiating and managing multiple accounts with exceptional results.

Have also had success in creating live events with regard to planning, selling, and creating opportunities for exposure at each event from concept to final production. 

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