Kat Cole is Vice President of Training and Development for Hooters of America, Inc., the international and privately held corporation, which operates and franchises restaurants, manages the Hooters Brand Entities and generates approximately $1 Billion in annual revenue. She reports directly to the CEO as a member of the Executive Team and has directed projects, departments and change management initiatives contributing to growth of brand extensions and restaurant units to the current 460+ in 26 countries.
Ms. Cole serves as Chair of the Board of Directors for the Georgia Restaurant Association (GRA) and President of the GRA PAC. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Womenâ€™s Foodservice Forum and the Certification Governing Board for the NRAEF, and has chaired various committees and projects in foodservice & hospitality industry organizations (WFF, CHART and ELI). She is a two time winner of her companyâ€™s Presidential Service Award, won the Womenâ€™s Foodservice Forumâ€™s Volunteer of the Year Award, and was a finalist for The 2007 International Woman of Influence Award by GlobalExecWomen Magazine. Ms. Cole won the 2008 Motivator of the Year Award from the Elliot Leadership Institute and her department earned the 2009 Hooters Department of the Year. She is an avid volunteer with organizations that support women and children in need and fighting hunger and homelessness. She attended the University of North Florida and is currently pursuing her MBA at Georgia State University.
Chris Jordan is the owner of Atlanta Insurance Live!, a unique online based insurance agency. Chris boasts being Atlanta’s ONLY Live Insurance agent and when you visit his website, http://www.atlantainsurancelive.com, you’ll see why! That is where you’ll find his informative and entertaining video blog, and a page where you can chat with Chris LIVE through a web cam and online chat. Chris is working hard to update the practice of insurance marketing to twenty-first century standards.
Atlanta Insurance Live! has been featured by INC. Magazine, Insurance Journal, Intuit, and is a featured blog with CBS Atlanta. Chris will be featured and quoted in upcoming issues of Independent Agent Magazine and Advisor Today.
Chris Jordan graduated from Auburn University in 2003 with a BA in Mass Communication and a Minor in Business. Before working in the insurance industry, Chris spent four years in Operations Management with Nielsen Media Research.
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