Dr. Roshawnna Novellus, Founder and CEO of EnrichHER, is a gender equality advocate who believes in economic empowerment and inclusive economic growth. Dr. Novellus holds a Ph.D. in Systems Engineering, with a Minor in Finance, a Masters of Science in Information Technology. Roshawnna was honored as one of the Women Who Means Business by the Atlanta Business Chronicle, one of the 40 Under 40 by Georgia Trend, as a Halcyon Fellow for Social Impact, and as one of the Top 25 Innovators & Disruptors in Tech.
Tiara Zolnierz, Chief Business Development Officer of EnrichHER, is a dynamic, results-driven creative sales strategist with a 12-year record of exceeding sales quotas in Human Capital Management. Served as Director of Acquisition focused on buying and selling financial products as well as lending capital to various organizations. Her experience includes proven results in B2B sales, business development, account management, structuring highly complicated deal terms, negotiations, and underwriting to mitigate risk.
Over the course of a 20-year career in advertising, marketing, and new media, John Adcox has held a number of titles including Executive Producer, Vice President of Digital Media, Creative Director, Vice President of Marketing and Creative Services, and CEO. A few of his clients have included AT&T, Mercedes-Benz, Holiday Inn, Coca-Cola, UPS, SCANA, AutoTrader.com, Time Warner, Disney, Delta Airlines, 3M, Ford, and many more.
In addition, he has hosted a radio show, acted professionally (although not since age 15), designed and written scripts for games, written a play for a professional theatre company, taught university astronomy, and written articles on topics including mythology, psychology, technology, religion, and marketing strategy.
His many, many interests include books and literature, religion and philosophy, mythology, the Arthurian legends, travel, baseball, science fiction and fantasy, marketing communications, Celtic music and lore, new media, theatre, and politics, not to mention astronomy and cosmological physics.
John sits on advisory boards/boards of directors at the Blockchain Chamber of Commerce, Invest Atlanta, and the Georgia State University Library. He served for more than four years as the Lay Leader and Council Chair at Inman Park United Methodist Church.
John Adcox is the founder and CEO of Gramarye Media, the story incubator — a disruptive book publisher, film studio, game developer, and more. Gramarye is the first “mini-major” studio, complete with distribution, on the east coast, and the first funded by an SEC-compliant Security Token Offering.
Gramarye Media is a company incubated through Georgia Tech’s prestigious Flashpoint program, which advocates rigorous process for reliable innovation. Gramarye applies that same “Silicon Valley” incubation approach to content innovation, building and vetting engaged audiences before a single frame of film is shot. That process, along with proprietary technology and the Georgia business environment, allows Gramarye to reduce both the risk and costs of developing original event tentpole franchises.
Noelle London leads Invest Atlanta, the Economic Development Authority of Atlanta’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship efforts. Here she supports building Atlanta’s technology ecosystem and has launched a toolkit of resources providing Atlanta’s entrepreneurs support to gaps in funding, customer access, and tech talent.
Prior to joining the Invest Atlanta team, Noelle London was with 1776, a global incubator and seed fund, in Washington, DC. There, she launched and managed 1776’s second incubator in Crystal City, Virginia. She later moved on to lead the DC Region team and launch industry-focused challenges to improve corporate innovation pipelines.
Noelle completed her masters in Global Policy at the Lyndon Baines Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. During graduate school, she worked as a researcher with IC2 Institute studying innovation policy and entrepreneurship globally, including projects focused on Ecuador, Indonesia, and South Korea.
Noelle served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Nicaragua training the Ministry of Education in a new entrepreneurial development curriculum as well as helping to build women’s artesian cooperatives. She holds a BS in Economics and Latin American Studies from the College of Charleston.
About Your Host
Joey Kline is a Vice President at JLL, specializing in office brokerage and tenant representation. As an Atlanta native, he has a deep passion for promoting the economic growth and continued competitiveness of communities in and around Atlanta, as well as the Southeast as a whole. He has completed transactions in every major submarket of metro Atlanta, and works primarily with start-ups, advertising/marketing agencies, and publicly-traded companies. With a healthy mix of tenacious drive and analytical insights, Joey is a skilled negotiator who advises clients on a myriad of complex real estate matters.
With a strategy and business development background, Joey is first and foremost a pragmatic advisor to his clients. Most recently, he was the Director of Business Development for American Fueling Systems, an Atlanta-based alternative energy company. While at JLL, he has become a member of the Million Dollar Club, and has built a reputation as an expert on the intersection of transit-accessibility and urban real estate. With intimate involvement in site selection and planning/zoning concerns, Joey approaches real estate from the perspective of the end user, and thus possesses a unique lens through which to serve his clients.
Joey holds a Master of Business Administration from Emory University, and a Bachelor of Arts from Washington University in St. Louis. He is a founder, board member, and the treasurer of Advance Atlanta, and also sits on the Selection Committee for the Association for Corporate Growth’s Fast 40 event. In addition, he is a member of CoreNet and the Urban Land Institute. Finally, he is part of LEAD Atlanta’s Class of 2019.
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