Business Writers Radio Episode One
Joyce Bone / Bone Up On Business
Joyce Bone, MBA is an accomplished entrepreneur and author of Millionaire Moms-The Art of Raising a Business and a Family at The Same Time. She is recognized for her business acumen and ability to develop others.
Featured on CNBC’s “The Squawk Box,” and in Kiplinger, Money, Woman’s Day, Forbes, Atlanta Business Chronicle, and CEO magazines she is who others turn to for sound business advice. Joyce co-founded and led EarthCare, a non-hazardous liquid waste environmental company traded on NASDAQ (ECCO) ultimately achieving $125 million annual revenues.
Joyce teaches entrepreneurship to undergraduates at Gwinnett Tech. She coaches and consults with individuals and organizations on refining their winning edge to reach unprecedented levels. Joyce believes the person you become as an entrepreneur is as valuable as the monetary gains. Her goal is to help others reach their full potential personally and financially.
James Dallas / James Dallas & Associates
H. James Dallas is an accomplished senior executive with extensive experience as an agent of change in large domestic and international corporate settings. He has successfully implemented over 10 transformation and turnaround initiatives, 15 acquisition integrations, and 5 operations/quality shared services centers of excellence.
James has over 30 years of experiences in General Management/Business Operation roles as well as a Chief Information Officer positions. A recent retiree of Senior Vice President of Quality, Operations and IT at Medtronic, Inc. in September 2013, James had the responsibility for executing cross-business initiatives to maximize the company’s global operating leveraging.
James also served as a member of Medtronic’s executive management team. Prior to joining Medtronic, Inc. in 2006, James was Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Georgia-Pacific Corporation, a global forest products company that employed over 55,000 people. In his 22 years at Georgia Pacific, James held a series of progressively more responsible information technology and operating roles. He also served as a member of Georgia Pacific’s executive management team.
He began his career as an internal auditor for C&S National Bank, a large regional bank in Atlanta, Georgia, and has experience as a cost accountant with a focus on profitability and key profit drivers. The majority of his career has been focused on bridging the gap between strategy and execution; specifically, leading large, enterprise-wide projects and acquisition integration; using IT for competitive advantage, and leadership development. In addition, he has years of experience with IT security and data privacy.
Upon retirement in 2013, James began to speak to various individuals, organizations and businesses on how to effectively lead large projects, turn around unsuccessful ones, turning strategy into reality and achieving organizational alignment. After noticing the growing need for leadership guidance, James started James Dallas & Associates in 2014.
Lastly, James serves on the boards of for-profit and non-profit organizations, including civic and community organizations. He has been named one of the most powerful black men in corporate America several times in his career by Black Enterprise and Savoy magazines.