Lori Beard-Daily / Working on Your Now
Empowered and accomplished aptly describes Lori Beard-Daily’s steady rise from corporate to entrepreneur to playwright, author and speaker. Lori began her advertising career at Delta Air Lines . After a two-year stint as an advertising director, she became the founder and CEO of her own marketing communications agency, Beard|Daily. This opportunity allowed her to build a diverse blue chip client list for 14 years. Her company was also selected by Turner Broadcasting System Inc. to be its sole protégé in an Atlanta based entrepreneurial program. While running her business, Lori continued her passion for writing and speaking. She penned a travel column for Delta Air Lines and coached C-level executives on internal communications and led diversity workshops.
Her speaking topics now include practical tools that aid women to rediscover themselves and reach their ultimate potential. Her first play, Trunk of Fate, a “twist-fictional” about President Abraham Lincoln discovering he was really black garnered recognition from the media, historians, the general public and theatre critics. Her second play, Daddy’s Girl was based on a female federal agent who goes undercover and marries an affluent drug lord to bring down his establishment, but gets caught in her own trap when she captures his little girl’s heart long before she brings down the criminal ring. Both plays were directed and produced by the late theatre thespian Carol Mitchell-Leon. A third play, Civil Unrest, which was a follow-up to Trunk of Fate soon followed with a staged reading and was directed by renowned actor and director, Gary Yates. Lori has also been featured on 60 Minutes. She and her family were interviewed by the late Mike Wallace in a segment entitled “Going Home to the South.” Shortly after the segment aired, she began writing her first novel, Destination D, also based in the South. This story is about three friends from Spelman College who make a promise they can’t keep. Their broken promise leads to unexpected discord, duplicity and denial. This long awaited novel was published by Boutique of Quality Books in 2011. Lori has also been nominated for the 48th Georgia Author of the Year Awards, one of the most prestigious literary awards in the nation and the oldest in the Southeastern United States. Her second book, Working on Your Now is scheduled for release in the fall of 2014.
A graduate of Spelman College, she holds a bachelor of arts degree in English. Lori is a native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and is married to Bryon Daily. They have three children.
June Cline / Open Heart Communications
June Cline, CSP, is the Southern, Sassy and Savvy Harley Riding Humorist. As President of Open Heart Communications and author of “Is It God Or Is It Gas?” her writing is also featured in “Humor Me” along with sixteen of the nation’s other top humorist. June is also co- creator and host of an International Internet Radio program called, The Happiness Recipe. June and her co-host interview guest weekly to discover their “Wit, Wisdom and WONDERFUL FOOD.” This fun, fast 30 minute show is heard on iTunes in over 35 States, 23 Countries and growing rapidly.
Over 1,500 corporations, associations and colleges such as Toyota, PetSmart, National Dental Association and a slew of other names you’d recognize have benefited from June’s research and expertise on the ROI of LOL: Return On Investment of Laughing Out Loud. June shows people teams and company’s how to turn wit in to wealth with colleagues, customers and clients.
A former college administrator, June draws on her experiences in education, banking and career development to teach audiences to initiate humor to gain recognition, respect and reward.
June’s wit and wisdom has appeared in publications and media outlets as diverse as CNN, The Boston Globe, INC, Selling Power, Harvard Management Communication Letter, Competitive Edge, Redbook, First For Women, and Gannett News Service’s syndicated columns.
When June isn’t teaching audiences about the power of creating laughter she can be found riding her Harley-Davidson, “Good Golly Miss Molly,” through the scenic mountains of North Georgia. Her riding experiences inspired her latest project, the creation of her one woman show, “A Night of Levity and Laughter with June Cline,” targeting pre-thru-post menopausal woman and the people who love them. Entitled, “Make It A Great Ride!” June inspires all who hear her that regardless of the bumps in the road, we still have the power to make life a GREAT ride!
Erin Stone / Bovis, Kyle, Burch and Medlin, LLC
Erin is an experienced family law attorney and has handled cases in all areas including divorce, child custody, child support, alimony, division of property/debt and contempt. In 2012, Erin joined the family law practice at Bovis, Kyle, Burch & Medlin, LLC as a partner. Erin began her private practice with Schulten Ward and Turner in 1996 with a general civil litigation practice that included some family law as well as business litigation, construction litigation, contract disputes, dissolution of partnerships and personal injury. As her practice grew, Erin decided to focus her practice exclusively on family law. Erin provides clients with the strategy, insight and compassion they need to resolve their divorce cases in settlement negotiations, mediations, and when necessary, trial.
Erin is also a trained mediator and is able to bring that training and insight to her own clients’ settlement negotiations and mediations. Erin also offers her clients a network of relationships with professionals such as accountants, financial advisors, security experts and private investigators.
Erin graduated from University of Georgia School of Law. Erin graduated from the University of Texas with a B.S. in Mathematics. Erin is an Atlanta native. She grew up in Sandy Springs, and now lives in Dunwoody with her husband and two children.