Elliott Miller / Georgia Banking Company
Monroe Thrower III / Georgia Banking Company
Monroe Thrower is a twelve year veteran of the mortgage and banking industry and is an expert in mortgage marketing, product development, origination, operations and secondary markets. He has spent his last 10 years at Georgia Banking Company leading the retail mortgage Division and most recently as Director of Client Relations for GBC Funding. He thrives helping small businesses find liquidity solutions through GBC’s niche funding services. He has a BS in Management from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Mark Donnolo / SalesGlobe
Mark Donnolo is managing partner with SalesGlobe, a sales effectiveness consulting and services firm that works with leading companies in the areas of sales innovation, sales strategy, sales team coaching and training, and sales compensation. He is the author of “The Innovative Sale” and “What Your CEO Needs to Know About Sales Compensation” and founder of the SalesGlobe Forum, a thought leadership and research group that works with leading business schools.
Mark holds an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a BFA from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia. He serves on the Board of Trustees of The University of the Arts and the Ludwig Symphony Orchestra.
Mark Castriota / Loews Atlanta Hotel
Mark Castriota is the General Manager of the Loews Atlanta Hotel, a 414-room, AAA Four Diamond luxury hotel located in the vibrant Midtown district of Atlanta.
A veteran of the hospitality industry, Castriota joined the Loews Atlanta Hotel team in December 2013 following a 27-year career with Marriott Hotels & Resorts.
His extensive leadership experience includes serving as a general manager of the Renaissance Atlanta Midtown, the Atlanta Marriott Marquis and the Atlanta Marriott Century Center, and as director of operations at the JW Marriott Hotel Buckhead Atlanta. Prior to leading hotel operations, he led the food and beverage divisions of several hotels in Atlanta, Chicago and Charleston.
Castriota’s impressive operations and management track record has resulted in several hospitality industry accolades including 2012 General Manager of the Year from the Georgia Hotel & Lodging Assocation, 2009 Marriott General Manager of the Year, and 2009 Marriott Hotel of the Year.
In addition to his leadership at the hotel, he is actively involved in the community serving as an executive committee member of the Atlanta Hotel Council, a corporate fundraising board member of the Woodruff Arts Center, and committee member and co-chairperson of the Children’s Miracle Network Charity Golf Tournament.
A graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Castriota earned a Bachelor of Science degree in hospitality management.