Vince DeSilva & Matt Bemister/Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce
Vince DeSilva is the Senior VP of Member Services with the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce. Vince oversees all sales and business development, membership services, and member retention efforts for the Gwinnett Chamber. He also participates as a strategic partner with the management team. The Gwinnett Chamber is one of the fastest growing Chambers in the nation and the 6th largest Chamber in the Southeast according to the World Chamber of Commerce Directory.
Matt Bemister is the Director of Membership Services for the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce. Matt started with the Chamber in 2010 as a Regional Account Executive.
Brandy Swanson/Sandler Training by Simon, Inc.
Brandy Swanson is the Executive Vice President of Simon, Inc., an authorized licensee of Sandler Training, a worldwide leader in sales performance and customer service training, consulting, and coaching. Brandy has over 18 years’ experience in business growth and development. She has proven skills in sales force and customer service management, as well as other business necessities such as budgeting, recruiting, profitability, accounting and human resources.
Brandy earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Georgia State University and is a proud graduate of Leadership Gwinnett. Brandy’s passion is growing people and businesses, as well as serving her community. She has been an active member of Rotary International for over 20 years and adamantly believes in their motto, Service above Self. She has served as president, treasurer, vocational chair, youth services chair and international chair.
Prior to Sandler Training, Brandy was the Chief Operations and Financial Officer at Lloyd Pro Group, Vice President of Operations at VIP Auto Care, and a Sales Manager for Administrative Managers, Inc. Her financial planning and advanced skills in contract negotiation significantly increased profitability and guided the sale and purchase of several businesses.
George Lewis/Taylor Construction
George Lewis is the President of Taylor Construction, one of Metro Atlanta’s largest and most well known home remodeling companies. Their skilled, specialized technicians are fully certified to perform quality installations. Not only do they install quality, energy-efficient building materials, they are also dedicated to improving the beauty and value of a home while saving money.
Taylor Construction offers a sizable variety of Energy Star™ rated vinyl windows and eShield™ energy barrier that will help trim homeowners’ monthly energy bills and can even qualify for energy tax credits.
Taylor Construction is a division of Southern Industries. Started in 1966 in Augusta, GA, Southern Industries is the largest private home remodeling consortium in the Southeast. Southern Industries is comprised of: Taylor Construction, Southern Siding & Window, Ultimate Gutter Guard, Enloe Residential and Southern Window & Siding.