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Scott Luton serves as Managing Partner for TalentStream and is a member of the ownership group. He brings more than 15 years of general management and business development experience to TalentStream. After graduating from the University of South Carolina in 2000, he began his career as a database analyst in the United States Air Force. Luton later joined EmployBridge – a national specialty staffing provider based in Atlanta – where he was named to the President’s Club in 2007 and 2008. He has held leadership roles including Vice President of Business Development for Definity Partners and Director of Sales for Clairon Metals Corporation. More recently, Luton founded Riverwood Associates in 2013, a leading process improvement consulting and training firm in the Southeast. He formerly served as President of APICS Atlanta and currently is a member of APICS Southeast District Staff. A certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and an APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional, Luton also maintains active membership in the Association for Manufacturing Excellence, the Georgia Manufacturing Alliance, the Transportation Club of Atlanta and SHRM Greenville. Follow TalentStream on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.
Chris Barnes is a supply chain thought leader for HighJump, a supply chain network solutions firm, and founder of Lean Atlanta Consortium (LeanATL). Barnes has served in many roles on the Board (VP Education, Past President, VP Marketing) and is a Past President of Atlanta WERCouncil. Connect with Chris on Twitter and Facebook.
Jaime Reints is the Director, Demand Planning Intelligence Consortium at Chainalytics and APICS Atlanta EAB member. Ms. Reints and her passion for strategic planning, efficiency and data-driven results, has forged a career for herself by thinking out-of-the-box to expose and guide end-to-end improvement opportunities for maximum return on investment at every venture.
From implementing supply chain intelligence solutions, to building comprehensive sales campaigns and social media strategies, to managing and growing supply chain communities, Ms. Reints has a big-picture focus to meet large scale objectives and the attention to detail to provide follow-through on the smallest projects. Connect with Jaime on LinkedIn and Twitter.
Elba Pareja-Gallagher is a bilingual finance and strategy professional and leader with more than 15 years of broad experiences including Finance & Accounting, Investor Relations and Marketing. She has lived as an expat in Singapore and Hong Kong and is an APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional. Elba holds a Master of Science degree in Supply Chain Management. Find out more about ShowMe50.org by visiting their website, and connect with them on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.
Mike McCurdy is the Executive Director at Georgia Employers Association. Mike spent over 35 years in Human Resources leadership in the Manufacturing sector. He served the Blue Bird Corporation as Vice-President of Human Resources and External Affairs beginning in 1998 until his retirement in January 2017.
His career in Human Resources included the design of employee benefit programs, effective management of EHS and implementation of workers compensation cost control programs and union avoidance. His experience also includes multi-facility responsibilities at locations in both the U.S. and Canada. Mike’s efforts with the recruitment of veterans, those with disabilities, and candidates from correctional institutions have resulted in recognition from the State. Mike has shown the importance of developing relationships with local and State officials to support the growth initiatives of the organization. Connect with Mike on LinkedIn.