Academy Connect Atlanta — Speaker Event May 3 @ City Club Of Buckhead!

Mark your calendars for the next Academy Connect Atlanta Speaker and Networking Breakfast.

Join us May 3, 2011 at 7:15 a.m. at the City Club of Buckhead in the Atlanta Financial Center. Jim Balkcom (USMA ’67) will be the featured speaker.

Check-in, buffet breakfast, and networking begins at 7:15 a.m. The speaker program will commence at 8:00 a.m. The program will conclude promptly at 9:00 a.m.
Cost is $30. Cost includes parking validation.

To register, follow the link below to be directed to the Atlanta USNA Alumni association website for registration.

If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Drew Leppert, USNA ’97, at or 678-982-8347.

Jim Balkcom is a native of Atlanta, Georgia and attended Georgia Institute of Technology before his appointment to the United States Military Academy. From 1976 to 1994, Jim was Chief Executive Officer and principal shareholder of Techsonic Industries, Inc., a privately held leading global marine electronics company that innovated a number of product categories in marine electronics with well-known brands such as Humminbird™ (e.g., FishFinder and DepthFinder). From the time he became CEO until he left the company, sales grew from under $1 million to over $125 million in annual revenue creating over $100 million of shareholder value. After selling and exiting Techsonic, he became CEO of Pameco, a $600 million revenue HVAC distribution company, where he led a turnaround and a $185 million refinancing/re-capitalization of the company. Throughout his distinguished business career, he has also been chairman of the board and/or board member of 11 boards of directors including CommerceSouth Bank, a publicly traded $350 million bank holding company, Century South Bank, a $1.6 billion bank holding company , and technology startups iKobo and EVault. Most recently, Jim has been involved as a founding partner of Council Ventures, a venture capital group and has served as an executive consultant at Equifax. He also serves as an Advisory Board Chairman of TalentQuest.

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