2021 NextGen Connects Mentor Match Program (GNFCC 400 Insider, Episode 68)
The 2021 NextGen Connects Mentor Match Program initiated by the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce is the focus of this episode, featuring two pairs of mentors and mentees, Lisa Tilt and Tori Kerlin, as well as Geoff Smith and Tukker Penrod. Over the year as mentors and mentees have met, the program has produced amazing results and collaboration not just for the mentees, but the mentors as well. The GNFCC 400 Insider is presented by the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce and produced by the North Fulton studio of Business RadioX®.
Geoff Smith, Branch Manager, Assurance Financial
Geoff Smith is the branch manager for the new Roswell branch of Assurance Financial working with Real Estate agents and homebuyers to help them get happily to their closing table. Geoff is an authority on the latest economic development trends shaping the Atlanta Metro area. His interviews reveal an inside perspective at how things get done in the ATL.
Geoff is an active member of his community serving on the Board of Directors of the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce, as well as holding the position of chairman for the Chamber’s Education Committee. He is also Secretary of the Roswell Youth Baseball Association and coaches his sons in football, baseball and basketball. Geoff enjoys golf, camping and traveling with his wife and two sons. He is a graduate of the University of Georgia.
Tukker Penrod, Outreach Fundraising Coordinator in Georgia, The Younique Foundation
A longtime friend of and advocate for The Younique Foundation, Tukker Penrod joined the staff when The Younique Foundation expanded to Georgia for its East Coast presence. Tukker is a mentee in the first of the NextGen Connects Mentor Match Program.
Lisa Tilt, Founder and CEO, Full Tilt Consulting
Lisa Tilt is the Founder and CEO of Full Tilt Consulting.
Full Tilt Consulting was born from the idea that a marketing firm can be both big picture and roll-up-the-sleeves tactical, strategic but approachable, and level-field collaborative to the degree that the best idea always wins, no matter where it originates. Its team of senior-level marketing, communications, and digital experts is always in pursuit of accomplishing great work that achieves outstanding results while enjoying each other’s company. This formula has propelled Full Tilt and its clients forward since 2006.
Full Tilt provides counsel and custom marketing programs to a robust roster of clients in a variety of fields. Through constructive partnerships, they determine where clients are in their business life cycle, identify their goals, and create plans to capitalize on opportunities and solve challenges through communications.
Tori Kerlin, Communications Coordinator, GNFCC
Tori Kerlin is the Communications Coordinator of GNFCC and is a mentee in the first of the NextGen Connects Mentor Match Program.
She has a bachelor’s in Public Relations from Georgia Southern University.
About GNFCC and “The GNFCC 400 Insider”
“The GNFCC 400 Insider” is presented by the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce (GNFCC) and is hosted by Kali Boatright, President and CEO of GNFCC. The Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce is a private, non-profit, member-driven organization comprised of over 1400 business enterprises, civic organizations, educational institutions and individuals. Their service area includes Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Milton, Mountain Park, Roswell and Sandy Springs. GNFCC is the leading voice on economic development, business growth and quality of life issues in North Fulton County.
The GNFCC promotes the interests of our members by assuming a leadership role in making North Fulton an excellent place to work, live, play and stay. They provide one voice for all local businesses to influence decision makers, recommend legislation, and protect the valuable resources that make North Fulton a popular place to live.
For more information on GNFCC and its North Fulton County service area, follow this link or call (770) 993-8806. For more information on other GNFCC events such as this North Fulton Mayors Appreciation Lunch, follow this link.