Charles George -Entrepreneur, Publisher, Direct Marketer
Charles George is passionate about helping purpose-driven entrepreneurs create a lifestyle business that makes an impact in more lives by combining publishing with direct response marketing.
Charles’s forthcoming book 7 Simple Secrets to Super-Size Your Email List, will be released in the coming months. Moreover, Charles is a contributing author to the #1 direct marketing college textbook in the USA, Direct, Digital, and Data-Driven Marketing, 4/e, by Dr. Lisa Spiller.
Charles was a judge for the Direct Marketing Association’s Marketing Edge national competition. Prior to being a judge, he won 1st place in this competition and was honored with the coveted Gold Echo award.
What makes Charles unique is for more than 20 years, he has helped entrepreneurs in a wide variety of industries succeed with direct marketing.
He has a Bachelor of Science In Business Administration with a concentration in direct marketing from the Joseph W. Luter, III School of Business at Christopher Newport University.
Charles lives in Richmond, VA, with his wife. In his spare time, he advocates for children with congenital heart disease. Charles’ 3-year-old son, Thomas, was born with congenital heart disease and lost his life after complications from his 3rd heart surgery.
Dr. Lisa Spiller- Distinguished Professor of Marketing, Emerita, at Christopher Newport University
Dr. Lisa Spiller is a Distinguished Professor of Marketing, Emerita, in the Joseph W. Luter, III School of Business at Christopher Newport University (CNU) in Newport News, Virginia.
An inspiring teacher, mentor, advisor, and role model to her students and junior faculty, Dr. Spiller had a profound impact on the lives of many during her 31-year career at CNU prior to her retirement in 2022. Spiller received her BS in business administration and her MBA from Gannon University in Erie, Pennsylvania, and her PhD from the University
of Missouri-Kansas City.
She is the author of the widely acclaimed textbook Direct, Digital, and Data-Driven Marketing, 5/e. This textbook has been used by colleges and universities in 34 states across the nation and in six countries.
Dr. Spiller was named the Direct Marketing Educational Foundation (DMEF) Robert B. Clark Outstanding Direct Marketing Educator in 2005.
She was the inaugural recipient of the DMAW-EF O’Hara Leadership Award for Direct and Interactive Marketing Education in 2008. Professor Spiller has received many awards for her teaching, including the inaugural CNU Alumni Society Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching and Mentoring in 2007, numerous Faculty Advisor Leader Awards from the Direct Marketing Association, a Distinguished Teaching Award in 1997 from the Direct Marketing Educational Foundation, and the Elmer P. Pierson Outstanding Teacher Award in 1987 from the University of Missouri–Kansas City.
Dr. Spiller is the author of many scholarly articles on direct and interactive marketing. Her marketing students have won numerous national and regional awards, including the coveted Collegiate Gold ECHO Award from the Direct Marketing Association (Charles George was a member of the first team that won this award.) and the Gold Collegiate Marketing Award for Excellence and Innovation (MAXI) from the Direct Marketing Association of Washington Educational Foundation.
David Hancock – Founder Morgan James Publishing
David Hancock is the Founder of Morgan James Publishing and The Ethan Awards, and has co-authored seventeen books including Guerrilla Marketing for Writers and The Entrepreneurial Author.
NASDAQ cites David as one of the world’s most prestigious business leaders, and he is reported to be the future of publishing.
David was selected for Fast Company Magazine’s Fast 50 for his leadership, creative thinking, significant accomplishments, and his significant impact on the industry over the last ten years.
David also sits on the Executive Board of Habitat for Humanity Peninsula, and is chairman of the Board of The National Center for the Prevention of Community Violence.
Dan Miller- 48 Days to Create the Work and Life You Love
Dan Miller, President of 48 Days LLC, specializes in creative thinking for increased personal and business success. He believes that meaningful work blends our natural skills and abilities, our unique personality traits, and our dreams and passions.
Dan is active in helping individuals redirect careers, evaluate new income sources, and achieve balanced living. He believes that a clear sense of direction can help us become all that God designed us to be.
Follow Day at www.48Days.com.
Gayle Turner- Storyteller, Experienced Consultant, Nationally Recognized Brander
Gayle Turner owns the Storytellers Channel, where he teaches entrepreneurs how to tell their stories to communicate and connect with their audience more effectively.
Each year, he organizes and hosts the Storytelling Festival in Richmond, VA.
He’s passionate about facilitation, strategic thinking, and idea generation related to storytelling.
A recognized brand authority in the United States, Gayle is a powerhouse advertising and communication speaker and has been a featured speaker regularly on the subjects of telling your story for branding, marketing, and sales for ADWEEK Conferences. He has consulted with some of the largest ad agencies in the world, including Grey Global, Marc USA, Leo Burnett, BBDO, and Foote Cone Belding.
Learn more about Gayle at www.StorytellersChannel.com
Kimberley W. Eley – CEO for KWE Publishing LLC
I’m Kimberley W. Eley (Kim), and I was a writer without a story for most of my life. After a lifetime of editing for others but always stuck in permanent “writer’s block” myself, I discovered MY story during layoffs at my job. I became determined to find out what makes other people “tick.” After a year and a half of conducting interviews, I wrote “Tickers: What Makes People…Tick! And Pursue a Career They Love!” which I published in 2016. I FREAKING LOVED IT!
After self-publishing my book, I was constantly asked, “How did you do that?” by other potential writers. One day, the light bulb blinked, and I realized I wanted to help guide others through the process!
Let’s explore…what is your story? Wouldn’t you love to share what you know and connect? Reach out to me, and let’s lasso those words from your brain and put them where others can reach them. I’m eager to help you get YOUR stories into print, too! Contact me and let me know what YOU want to write! Visit https://www.kwepub.com to learn more about Kim.
TINA GLASNECK is a USA Today & Amazon bestselling author of fiction and fantasy.
Tina is a beast at building her author brand and marketing books.
As a formal criminal paralegal, she combines her expertise to create gripping crime novels.
Equally, as a theologian by training, Tina uses her passions for the humanities to create fantastical stories that embrace history and mythology.
Learn more about Tina at her website: www.TinaGlasneck.com