Bill Jeu Devine
Bill brings a Client focused attention to the Business Development initiatives for Talent Connections and Career Spa. Bill’s career encompasses 20+ years of Leadership, Business Strategy, Sales Process, and Human Resources success. As President at AMPF/AMCI, a consumer products company, Bill has initiated a targeted Sales focus across his national team to increase customer interaction, built sales processes consistent across the organization and increased customer contact to grow the brand. Bill’s background includes start-up experience where he served as Director of Sales for FANMATS, a consumer products company.
From 1997 to 2003 Bill led the recruiting practices and leadership development initiatives as Manager of Staffing and Development at Larson-Juhl, a Berkshire-Hathaway subsidiary. In this role, Bill initiated an entirely new national sales recruiting process and strategy, built the recruiting criteria, identified the key criteria for performance success and worked collaboratively across the organization to drive the process.
Bill is active in career mentoring and business networking as a board member for the St. Brigid Business Connection Group and he volunteers with the Christ Centered Career Group (C3G) at Northpoint Community Church – both located in Alpharetta, GA. In addition, Bill is active in the Atlanta Catholic Business Conference, the Kettering Executive Network, the Furman Business Breakfast series, Hith Tech Ministries and the Men of St. Brigid.
Earning his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Furman University in Greenville, SC, Bill chose to stay in the southeast after growing up in south Florida. Bill, his wife Laura and their daughter Hampton live in Alpharetta where they are active with travel softball, school activities and enjoying the outdoors. They enjoy golf, tennis, tent camping, trips to the beach and their Boxer, Samantha
Gary Jones, SPHR, is the Chief Human Resources Officer at Grizzard Communications Group with offices in Atlanta and Los Angeles. He has over 20 years of corporate level human resources experience in a diverse set of industries including marketing services, specialty retail, wholesale, and not-for-profit.
Prior to joining Grizzard, Gary served as Vice President of Human Resources with Pike Family Nurseries. He has also worked as a management consultant in operations and human resources with clients in a wide range of industry groups. In 2010, Gary received the SHAPE Award for Professional Excellence in Human Resources from the Atlanta Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management.
Gary has served in a leadership capacity on several boards and advisory groups in community and business organizations including service as a board member of the Atlanta chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management and Career Spa.
Gary holds graduate degrees in Administration as well as Counseling. Additionally, his professional certifications include Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), Licensed Professional Counselor (retired, state of Georgia) and Diplomate with The American Psychotherapy Association.
Gary’s primary hobbies and interests revolve around guitars, classic rock, unsuccessful attempts to lower his golf handicap, and travel.