President - Julie Perdue

I have twenty years of experience in many types of professional photography. My goal has always been to capture beautiful images while providing a pleasant, fun and professional experience to my clients, spoiling them with the best photography they can find! Photography is my passion and I am lucky to be able to do what I love!

Vice President - Pete Patel

Entrepreneurial spirit with plenty of hands on experience combined with intellect. Self-employment skills accrued over 15 years ranging from front-line experience to corporate decision making. Community involvement to enhance a message of prosperity through self-involvement.

Always seeking synergistic opportunities that allow business to work together and provide macroeconomic solutions to clients.

Treasurer- Wanda Weegar

Branch Manager | VP BrandBank

Board Member/Golf Chairman - John Ferroni

We help people grow wealth for retirement with no market risk. The difference is we show them how to take tax free income from their growth. We protect their future retirement income and living legacy. 

IPS works with clients who like to plan for lifetime guaranteed retirement income with no market risk and be able to pass assets on to their heirs.

Membership - Susan Radford

Together with my husband, Danny, we are the proud owners of Friendship Complete Automotive Care. Yep, that's me! A woman in a man's world! This is an exciting adventure for me and has been loads of fun so far. If you live in the Suwanee, Georgia area, please come on by and let us service your vehicle for you. You'll be glad you did!!

Board Member - Ella Carter

Pro Active Payroll

Board Member - Troy Wilson

A car enthusiast at heart, Troy grew up in the backyard of 12 Hours of Sebring and the Daytona 500.  His love affair with cars and affinity for all things automotive began when he was young and continues in his ownership of Friendship Paint and Body Shop. 

Troy is a U.S. Army Military Intelligence veteran and former regional operations manager for several “big box” retail brands.  He resides in Suwanee with his wife, Demitra, and is the proud father of one daughter and two young sons.

Board Member - Sherry Caplan

Born in NJ, lived in MD, MN and now GA since 2001. I Love GA and I Love My Job! I build my business one client at a time giving each one 1st class real estate service. I hope that you too will use my help in buying or selling your home and will refer my services with the same level of confidence that my current and past clients do.  I specialize in residential real estate but I can also work with you on commercial properties as well.  I believe that what sets me apart from other realtors is the extra steps that I take to ensure that all aspects of your move go as smoothly as possible. I have helped many families and singles move in and out of their homes, choose home warranties, advise on contractors and handymen, etc.

Where would we be without all of our past leaders?

Richard Trice (President 2012-2014)

As mayor, Trice helped a handful of businessmen start the Suwanee Business Alliance, a networking group that he has twice served as president. Trice said it was the first city association of its kind in Gwinnett County. It's grown to more than 200 members and regularly donates to local charities.

Ed Szczesniak (President 2010-2012) - * Currently Serving as an Advisory Member to the Board*

Professionally educated landscape designer living his dream job in a 2nd career. 12 years of extremely successful and fun experience in landscape design / build industry - with a professional team of young, dedicated and client focused landscape / hardscape experts. Our clients have voted us "Best of Gwinnett" 5 years in a row - and there's no reason they won't keep doing it - they love us - and we love working with them... and we just won the National Award "Best of Houzz" Design and Client Satisfaction for the 2nd year in a row! I love this job!

Kathy Forte - Treasurer (2008-2014)

Co-owner of Lefty Lucy Designs.

Tom Vooris (Board Member, Vice President 2012-2014)

We are a marketing and restaurant delivery company. We deliver from some of your favorite restaurants right to your door. We also market companies in our quarterly menu guide that gets sent to several thousand customers. Catering service are also available for business meeting or gatherings.

Sandy Richardson (Board Member 2008-2014)

Recipient of the ACCE Lifetime Achievement Award with a six-year top-25 sales ranking in the country for membership development for the internationally acclaimed Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce. Sell to c-level decision makers of local, national, and international businesses. Work with Fortune 500 companies to individuals using a professional, consultative approach to sales and service.

Maintain a high profile in both the business and civic communities in order to identify new business development opportunities. Participate in community service projects and non-profit events such as Relay for Life, Operation Backpack, and the like. A eight year veteran of the Chamber providing leadership, mentorship, and stability within our sales organization.

Alan VanCampen (Board Member 2012-2013)

Serial entrepreneur with over 15 years of experience in the car wash industry. Experience includes full service car wash and lube design, development, and operation, express car wash development and operations, express lube services, general management, and marketing in both FL and GA.

Specialties:Full Service Car Wash design, build, and general management, detail services, oil changes, emissions inspection, marketing, and strategy development.

Board Member - Angela Veugeler

With 15 years of experience in Marketing & Advertising, Angela serves as the COO for Veugeler Design Group and Editor of Suwanee Magazine. We specialize in creating high quality, cohesive marketing materials that set our clients apart in the marketplace. I live in and love the community of Suwanee and hope to help people connect with others in the area that may be able to work together to help each other. 

Angie is the glue that holds this team together! We don’t know what we’d do without her! She can handle a million things at once and treats each person as if they were the only client on her entire agenda. A busy mother to 3 adorable boys, one dog and multiple fish she is always on the run (literally and figuratively)! She once did a half marathon and hiked the Appalachian Trail for a couple weeks and says her favorite hobbies are biking, kayaking, jogging, hiking and playing with the kids. This might explain why she’s never seen without chapstick or a ponytail holder! A talented and award-winning horseback-rider, she once trained Zac Efron for a movie and used to dream of being in the Olympics for Eventing. But, we’re glad she brought her Marketing talents here instead! To make Angie’s day, just hand her a cold Sweetwater IPA and a simple peanut butter & jelly sandwich... that’s how Randall snagged her! ;)

Board Member - Starla Pellegrino (2013-2014)

High caliber sales and business professional with more than twenty years of sales, sales management and general management

Specialties:Proven track record of executing multi-level sales strategies closing and managing large national prospects/customers.

Skilled team builder coaching/mentoring/developing regional/national sales teams to reach agressive sales goals.

Board Member - Greg Allen

Providing Bookkeeping and IT Solutions for Small & Medium Businesses. Also accounting and business software implementation & training assistance. Functions include but not limited to: A/P, A/R, J/C & G/L supervision, bank reconciliations for multiple accounts, preparation & entering of journal entries, completion of month end close, preparation of monthly reporting package, collections, sales and use tax preparation, interpretation of financial data and accrual adjustments, designing reports in Crystal Reports, and updated/changed sql tables with SQL Professional Management software.

Board Member - Glenna Tanner

Excited about helping other people achieve their goalsSpecialties:The fastest growing internet travel business with many different options of Booking Travel. We also have vacation club at dream prices

Board Member - Angeline Letoha

I have a "gift" to offer anyone who is ready to change their lifestyles! Our company, our team, and our proven system will work with what you've got - and help YOU achieve YOUR FINANCIAL & PHYSICAL goals. In fact, there is a group of people behind me that devotes every day of their lives to helping people succeed with this incredible company!

Board Member - Dan Simmons

I am a sales and general management professional with proven success with a Fortune 250 company in several geographic areas of the United States. I have strong leadership skills not only in sales management but also on the operational side of the business. I have extensive experience leading in and negotiating in union environments. I have been trained as a Lean and Six Sigma project owner and have participated in several projects that have produced significant savings.

In my spare time, I like to spend time with my family, enjoy the outdoors and play golf. I also like to give back to my community by participating in charitable organizations.

Secretary - John Miles

Over thirty years’ experience in helping clients through the perils which brought them to our office has allowed me to develop an expertise in identifying a client’s needs and the best way to accomplish the client’s goals. We strive to develop a solution to the client’s situation which is unique to that client rather than trying to fit the client’s situation into a ready-made box.

Treasurer - Tyler Phillips

Group Vice President Retail Banking & Cash Management at Quantum National Bank

Board Member - David Knooihuizen

Dave Knooihuizen,the hands-on director of all of Georgian Home Solutions' projects.  You'll see him on site if you hire them, directing each project personally.  He has an eye for detail and is immensely gifted in remodeling.  A true craftsman, Dave brings nothing but the best of service and work to any job site.  Their team of talented craftsmen are all family men who live and reside here in Atlanta, and are the kind of people you can trust in your own home.  They look forward to serving you with all of your remodeling and renovating needs.

Board Member - Gregg Burkhalter

I'm an active networker who understands the importance of building business relationships in the digital realm. I've trained countless professionals across the U.S. and Canada to effectively brand themselves and market their businesses on LinkedIn.

My broadcasting background (10,000+ on-air hours) allows me to be a confident, inspiring communicator while my strong people skills and solid personal character ensure a positive, respectful relationship with clients, associates and strategic partners.

Board Member - Andy Pelphrey

I have been an insurance agent with Liberty Mutual for a little more than 7 years. I enjoy the opportunity to help individuals with their personal insurance needs. Helping people protect their families from auto accidents, natural disasters, and loss of a loved one is something I take very seriously. I feel it is very important to have an agent who will take the time to personalize things and acknowledge that everyone is different.

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