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Roxann Smithers / Smithers Thornton & Ume-Nwagbo
Founder and Managing Member
Super Lawyers Magazine named Roxann Smithers a 2012, 2014, 2015 Georgia Rising Star. Roxann Smithers is a Founder and Managing Member of Smithers Thornton & Ume-Nwagbo, LLC, a full service law firm for start-up, small, and mid-size companies. Practice areas include Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, Employment Law, and Employee Benefits. Clients save the expense and responsibility of staffing an in-house legal department. Clients enjoy superior legal services and experience with flexible rate structures. Roxann’s practice includes commercial litigation, premise liability, construction, contract review/negotiation, and general counsel services, in various state/federal jurisdictions. A Super Lawyers Magazine 2012, 2014, and 2015 Georgia Rising Star, Roxann and STU team with the Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs, SBA, and Club E Atlanta to educate entrepreneurs. The former Columbia Club of Atlanta President is on the Board of Directors of the Columbia University and Columbia College Alumni Associations and a 2015 Columbia University Alumni Medalist. She was chair of Children’s Burial Assistance, Inc. and a trustee with Providence Missionary Baptist Church. Roxann is on the Board of Governors for the City Club of Buckhead. A native of Akron, OH, Roxann earned a B.A. in African-American Studies, with a Political Science focus, and a J.D. from Columbia University.
Jeff Jahn / DynamiX
CEO & Chief Nerd
Guest Company / Organization Name: DynamiX Guest Title: CEO & Chief Nerd Guest Bio | This information will be used in your introduction and in the blog post.: Jeff Jahn is a seasoned entrepreneur with a passion for pushing the envelope on what can be achieved through technology. Jeff has been recognized with the 2015 Entrepreneurial Spirit Award (Berry College), as 2015’s Alumnus of the Year (Mount Paran Christian School) and as one of Atlanta’s 20 Rising Stars Under 40 (Cobb Life Magazine). Jeff’s work has been featured by national media outlets including Fast Company, Adweek, Huffington Post, Fox News (national TV + web), CNN, The Wall Street Journal, ABC News, The Next Web, Time Magazine, The Atlanta Journal Constitution, Comedy Central, Gawker, CBS The Early Show (national TV), Reuters, Politico, & GQ. Jeff founded DynamiX in 2005 as a college sophomore. Since that time, it has grown to become one of the most respected website development companies in the Southeast, with a client list that includes great national and local companies alongside personalities including Herman Cain and Clark Howard. In just the past 12 months, DynamiX has been awarded more than 200 trophies and over a dozen “Site of the Day” honors for our work, while serving over 60 million visitors. Including DynamiX, Jeff has founded or co-founded six companies.