Today’s studio guests were recently featured in the Atlanta Business Chronicle for the Atlanta World Showcase and Governor’s International Awards.
Lilia Postolachi/World Trade Center Atlanta
Lilia Postolachi is the Membership/International Service Director at World Trade Center (WTC) Atlanta. She also served on the Judges Panel of Governor’s International Awards.
Lilia directs international marketing and business development, strategic planning, program development, needs assessment, internal/external communications and implementation of joint go-to-market strategies for WTC Atlanta members, including: “Genius Consulting”, “Batolii”, “Palladium Legal”, “GolfRascal”, “Birchtree HR” and others. Lilia manages every aspect of activities of the Center, has increased exposure of the WTC Atlanta locally and internationally, increased area sales by 300%, and increased revenues from organized events.
Lilia elected and applied E-Membership management software system to increase visibility for the WTC Atlanta members, and is responsible for training and placing interns with jobs. She worked on restructuring of the WTC Atlanta, turning it into a self-sufficient profit generator, and prepared procedures for the integration of the new operational model. Lilia organized in-bound, out-bound Trade Missions (from 2007-2012) and Creates monthly E-Newsletters to promote business and members of the WTC Atlanta.
Scott Weiss/Speakeasy, Inc.
Finalist – International Education Program
Scott S. Weiss is President, CEO of Speakeasy, Inc., a globally renowned communication consulting form established in 1974, with offices in Atlanta, San Francisco, and New York. The company works with executives and teams in developing the impact and effectiveness of their communication, both internally with staff and externally with their clients. Last year the company worked with some 3,500 executives in 10 countries.
Scott is the author of the book DARE, “Accepting the Challenge of Trusting Leadership,” and in just this past year, has been featured in Forbes, Fortune, CNN Money, and Investor’s Business Daily. Scott is also a frequent guest speaker at a variety of industry conferences.
Scott is the Founder and Chairman Emeritus for the T. Howard Foundation, a Washington, D.C. non-profit that promotes diversity in the broadcast and electronic media industry. He currently serves on the Board of EO (Entrepreneur Organization) of Atlanta, the Board of Visitors for Emory University, the Board of Advisors for the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, and has served as an “Emmy” voting member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for 21 years.
Scott is a graduate of Michigan State University, and has served as an adjunct professor at the Georgia Tech School of Management.
Tully D. Hazell/Burr & Forman
Tully is a Partner in Burr & Forman’s Transactional Group based in our Atlanta office. His practice concentrates on all aspects of negotiated transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, capital restructurings, private equity and venture capital transactions, real estate development, joint ventures and multi-member LLCs, entity and tax planning, non-public securities offerings, technology and IP, distribution networks, and executive employment arrangements.
Tully has also counseled special committees of Board of Directors of various public and non-public entities on confidential matters. He serves as Principal Attorney to numerous privately held “middle-market” companies with revenues in the $5M to $200M range, and also advises several U.S. affiliates of entities based outside the US. Tully is the administrative head of the firm’s corporate practice in Atlanta, and also serves on numerous firm committees.
He is a member of the American Bar Association, the State Bar of Georgia and the Atlanta Bar Association.Tully is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana, with roots to Missouri including his grandfather, Don Faurot, for which the University of Missouri football field has been dedicated. While in law school, Tully was a member of the George Washington University Law Review.
Tully lives with his wife, Julie, and their two daughters in the Midtown area of Atlanta. He is active in a variety of community activities, including efforts for APS (the Atlanta Public School system) and pro bono legal activities.