Melanie Brown & Charles Hoag /Â Signature Bank of GeorgiaÂ Â Â
Charles Hoag was a part of the team that opened Signature Bank of Georgia in 2005. He currently serves as the Bankâ€™s Chief Administrative Officer. In this role, he is accountable for portfolio management as well as the disposition of troubled assets. Charles is a graduate of the University of Wyoming, and holds his Series 6 and 63 licenses as well as Life and Health Insurance. He started his career with the predecessor to Wachovia, the First National Bank of Atlanta, in 1988. Charles subsequently served at SouthTrust from 2001 until 2005, just prior to Signatureâ€™s formation. In line with Signatureâ€™s commitment to the community, he has served on the boards of both the Sandy Springs Perimeter Chamber of Commerce and the Community Assistance Center. Charles is also a graduate of Leadership Sandy Springs. He and his family live in Dacula, and they together attend Passion City Church.
Patrick Burns /Â Arc 3 CommunicationsÂ Â Â
Founder and president of Arc 3 Communications, an agency specializing in emerging media and public affairs. Arc 3 helps trade associations, government agencies and center right parties and candidates evolve into the digital age by providing content marketing, social media and social media analytics services.
22 year veteran in media and public affairs, working in government and academia and in the agency world. Prior to founding Arc 3, oversaw the public affairs practice of the oldest independent public relations agency in the Southeast. Managed integrated public affairs, media and social media campaigns for trade associations, businesses and government agencies. Managed all content production for clients in the public affairs practice including press releases, design collateral, radio and television ads, web design and social media content. Received numerous awards from the Public Relations Society of America in the areas of marketing, media relations, issues management and radio PSAâ€™s.
Prior to agency experience, served as a Research Associate at the A.L. Burruss Institute of Public Service at Kennesaw State University. Managed public policy, media and public opinion research projects for clients in the government and non-profit sectors. Also directed programs in campaigns and ethics, training hundreds of political candidates at the local and state levels.
Began career on the staff of Congressman Newt Gingrich, then Minority Whip of the U.S. House of Representatives. Served with Congressman Gingrich during his ascendancy to the Speakership and during his two terms as Speaker. Served as District Aide, interacting with state and local officials and representing the Congressman at district events. Managed district projects and served as policy advisor.
Serves as a resource to media on politics and digital media having appeared in media publications and outlets such as the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Marietta Daily Journal and Fox 5 Atlanta.