Jeff Hilimire is Co-Founder and CEO of Dragon Army, an Atlanta-based web, mobile, and innovation company that helps clients navigate today’s connected landscape. Prior to that, Jeff founded and sold two additional marketing agencies, Spunlogic and Engauge.
Jeff has over 20 years of industry experience and serves on the board of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce and is Board Chair of Central Outreach and Advocacy Center. He is also Co-Founder and Board Chair of 48in48, a nonprofit that builds 48 nonprofit websites within 48 hours in cities across the world. Jeff is alumni to Leadership Atlanta’s graduating class of 2013 and is both an Atlanta Business Chronicle 40 under 40 and Most Admired CEO award recipient. Jeff also won the Marketing for Good Award from the American Marketing Association in 2018.
Outside of work, Jeff enjoys spending time with his wife of 18 years, Emily, and their five children. He is also an active blogger on Begin the Begin, where he posts on leadership, entrepreneurship, and doing good.
Terri-Nichelle Bradley is the founder of Brown Toy Box. The company’s mission is to inspire Black children to pursue careers and hobbies where Black people are typically underrepresented. Launched as a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) subscription box, Bradley plans to scale the company to include apps, a full online retail shop, children’s products, and digital content, all designed to positively represent Black children.
Brown Toy Box uses fun and play to empower children to believe they can achieve anything they set their minds to achieving. Prior to launching Brown Toy Box, Bradley was a communications consultant working with Fortune 500 companies in campaigns designed to connect with the African American community. Before that, Bradley served as the VP of Corporate, Crisis, and Public Affairs for the world’s largest global PR agency.
Bradley originally from Minnesota is a graduate of Augsburg College and is the mother to D’Andre, Justin, Maya, Makayla and the family turtle, Crush.
Joel is the guy we turn to when something is broken. He built our pilot brewing system. He is also pretty good at cleaning a keg. Joel likes to invent random Standard Operating Procedures (“SOP’s” as he calls them) and then enforce them after the fact. He graduated from UVA and has a background as an operations consultant. His wife, Mary Stuart, has already qualified for sainthood, as she hosted Monday Night Brewing in her house for the first year of its existence.
After losing her daughter to a terminal illness, Ashley developed a new perspective on success, life, and love. She's the founder and executive director of Love Not Lost, a nonprofit who photographs people facing a terminal diagnosis to celebrate life, preserve memories, and support people in grief. In addition to the free portrait sessions and photo albums they provide, Love Not Lost is on a mission to empower others to show up and love the people they care about who are hurting too... Because everyone deserves to be loved and remembered.
Ashley is passionate about personal growth, healing, justice, and love. In fact, the driving question she asks daily is, "How can I love people better?" and she will challenge you to ask that question too. Ashley is constantly working on new initiatives and resources for Love Not Lost to answer that question, as well as loving her self, husband, family, friends, and community better in her personal life. She loves speaking about grief, love, and making the most of the time we have. You can learn more about Ashley's story at http://www.lovenotlost.org.