Faye Sykes takes the complex subject of Social Security and helps individuals and families in many cases realize thousands of extra dollars in Social Security benefits through proper planning. Faye brings 12 years of experience as a wealth manager and is a graduate of Syracuse University. As a national expert in Social Security Planning, she speaks regularly at live events, leads workshops, and has appeared on local and national TV and radio shows.
Susan Knox is the leading business development advisor and an essential asset in networking in today’s competitive business environment. As president of Corporate Connections, Knox is an expert in providing strategic and relationship marketing to build brand awareness for emerging and established companies. In 1999, Knox founded Corporate Connections, a consulting firm specializing in business development strategy, implementation and execution. Knox’s highly focused and deliberate approach to understanding her clients’ business proposition and identifying their competitive edge enables her to identify and introduce revenue-producing relationships. A tenth generation Georgian and native Atlantan, Knox’s vast knowledge of the Southeast business community and her expansive breadth of contacts has provided valuable relationships and revenue resources to companies in the U.S. Knox uses her skills to elevate clients’ visibility and profitability by strategically positioning and promoting them. She excels in making connections to high-level executives, business leaders, key decision-makers, industry experts and investors to facilitate sales, distribution, referral partnerships, strategic alliances, channel partners and capital-raising efforts. She builds “top of mind awareness” in the business community for clients. Knox has served as a keynote speaker at numerous conferences and events for various organizations, including IBM, Oglethorpe University and the Sandy Springs (GA) Business Association. She also has many taught workshops and courses, including “Mastering the Art of Networking,” “Turning Relationships into Revenue” and “Business Development Best Practices.” Knox also provides philanthropic support to many for organizations, including SafeHouse Outreach, Lifework Leadership, Founding Member of KSU Entrepreneurship Center, High Tech Ministries, Desire Street Ministries and the National Republican Party. She previously served on the Board of Directors of the Buckhead Business Association, Prevent Blindness Georgia and the Executive Sales & Marketing Association. Prior to establishing Corporate Connections, Knox founded and operated the largest jewelry wholesale company in the Southeast, The Regency Collection. For 13 years, Knox designed and created private collections for jewelry manufacturers and sold them to high-end boutiques. Knox sold The Regency Collection to a private investor in 1997.
Corey Rieck is the President and Founder of The Long Term Care Planning Group, a firm that specializes in delivering Long Term Care education and coverage to companies, high net worth individuals and large organizations. Since 2001, Corey has devoted his career to Long Term Care as a result of multiple personal experiences. A neutral provider of Long Term Care Solutions since 2001, Corey brings a unique and comprehensive consultative perspective to this issue. Since 2003, part of his commitment to the Long Term Care Industry includes his having trained over 3,500 advisors from San Francisco to Wall Street on how to properly position Long Term Care to clients through the CLTC organization. Additionally, he has authored dozens of published industry articles on Long Term Care and has assisted many of the nation’s leading LTC carriers on operational and educational matters.