Bob L. Williamson
Founder, Chairman and CEO of the Jesus Alliance, Entrepreneur, Author
Jonathan has served in executive and founding roles in several technology companies over the past 18 years. He is an entrepreneur at heart and founded a very successful company, Energov, which specializes in the public sector space. Energov was acquired by a publicly traded company, Tyler Technologies, in 2012 where Jonathan serves as the Vice President of Development and leads a large development team in Duluth, GA. He has a knack for taking big ideas and turning them into real-world solutions that help customers use modern technology in new ways.
Jonathan is the proud father of two boys, Tristan and Dylan. He and his wife, Pam, have been happily married for almost fifteen years. In his spare time, ≫he is involved in both football and basketball with his boys and loves spending time on the lake fishing and boating with his family. Jonathan is an alumnus of The University of Georgia where he earned a BBA from The Terry College of Business. Jonathan is a member of 12 Stone Church in Lawrenceville, Georgia and is a graduate of the J-Men faith and leadership program at 12 Stone. He has also completed the Legacy in Leadership program provided via The Spirit Ranch.≪ Hide
Dr. S. Bryan Hickox
President and CEO of Bryan Hickox Pictures
Author, Entrepreneur, IT Industry Leader, Father, Husband and Christian
Stephen E. Reiter
Senior Vice President & Managing Partner for Masterworks Consulting
Founder, Republican Congressional Wives Speakers
Co-Chair, Congressional Prayer Caucus Wives Council
Co-Founder (with Vonette Bright) – The American Prayer Initiative
Colson Center Fellow
Nancy Schulze’s national speaking career focuses on the worldview of the Founders, the unraveling of their vision, and the reclaiming and rebuilding of the “real” America on her founding principles and Constitutional roots. Speaking has taken Nancy to conferences, conventions, campaigns and events throughout the country and abroad.
In 2008, Nancy founded the Republican Congressional Wives Speakers, with seminars for the wives featuring top experts in the field of speaking, media training and content. In 2016 she organized and produced the “Women for Trump” bus tour which made 30 stops in the critical swing state of North Carolina & generated significant national press coverage. Eleven Congressional wives took part in the tour which, according to the Trump Campaign Co-Chairman, “put Trump over” in North Carolina. ≫
Nancy’s career path began in New York City, with several years on the road singing principal roles in musical theatre productions. USO Tours took her overseas, one in which she played Molly in “The Unsinkable Molly Brown”.
Romance took Nancy to Montana where she owned a real estate company, was the “Salesperson of the Year” in her area, and was elected to represent her peers on the National Board of Directors for the National Realtors Association. Nancy’s first husband, Jim Waltermire, was Montana’s Secretary of State, President of the National Association of Secretaries of State, and Republican frontrunner for Governor when he and his pilot lost their lives in a plane crash.
She later married 9-term Congressman Dick Schulze (PA), member of the Ways & Means committee, founder of the Sportsmen’s Caucus in Congress and member of “The Reagan 13”. Nancy resumed singing and became an event singer in Washington, D.C. performing solo from the U.S. Capitol Rotunda to Constitution Hall to Ambassadors’ Residences in Washington and abroad, to the Inaugural Prayer Service for the U.S. Congress, the Inaugural Prayer Service for the Governor of New York, Galas for First Ladies of the United States, and multiple others. Nancy’s one woman show of World War II and patriotic music brought standing ovations in Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol. ≪ Hide
Jon Williamson has served in senior executive and founding roles at several companies. He is an experienced sales executive with some 18 years’ experience in various businesses.
Jon is a University of Georgia graduate where he received a degree in Marketing. Currently he serves as a Financial Advisor with Merrill Lynch. He is part of a seven-person team in Atlanta Georgia whose goal is to provide the most innovative wealth management thought available in the private wealth management space. His team strives to deliver ideas and strategies to meet the unique and complex needs of ultra-successful families to include: Family Governance, Estate Planning Services, Tax Planning, ≫
Asset/Liability Management and Reporting. He holds the Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor SM, CRPC® designation which provides the financial acumen to better assist his clients with their retirement planning needs.
Prior to joining Merrill Lynch, Jon served as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Honey Lake Plantation Resort and Spa, a boutique resort and hunting plantation located on approximately 5000 acres of beautiful property that was founded by his father and him that is in the Red Hills region of North Florida. Jon focused on sales and operations during his tenure and the five-star Honey Lake Plantation Resort and Spa received several accolades under his watchful eye, including being named as the only Orvis Endorsed Wing Shooting Lodge in the state of Florida, and the distinguished Sporting Classic Magazine Lodge of the Year designation. Additionally, the resort was named as a top wedding destination for North Florida by The Knot Magazine.
Prior to his tenure at Honey Lake Plantation, Jon served as the Executive Vice President of Sales at Horizon Software International. Founded in 1992 by his father, Horizon rapidly grew into a premiere technology company and soon became one of the largest institutionalized food service technology companies in the world. Its comprehensive enterprise software was installed in some 18,000 facilities worldwide. The company has delivered technology to some of the largest food service operations operating across 19 countries. Its offerings are installed in numerous key vertical markets including: healthcare, higher education, K-12 public school systems and senior retirement communities. Key customers included the Department of Defense including every land base, ship, submarine, and remote battlefield for the Army Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force. Also the top food service companies in the world including ARAMARK, Morrisons, Sodexho, and the Army & Air Force Exchange Service.
Jon has been happily married for 14 years to his loving wife, Michelle, and is the father of two fantastic boys, Owen (10) and Ryan (8), both of which attend Greater Atlanta Christian School. Jon enjoys coaching his kids in football, basketball, baseball, golf, and lacrosse. He is an avid golfer and loves watching his alma mater, the University of Georgia, play football as well as watching the Atlanta Falcons. He also enjoys spending time with his two dogs, Lou and Lolly. Lou is a grumpy old dog that does not like strangers while Lolly is the complete opposite and befriends anyone that comes through the door.
Jon is an active community member; he and his family are members of Gwinnett Church with Andy Stanley as its pastor. He lives in Sugarloaf Community and belongs to TPC Sugarloaf Country Club. He is active with the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce, serves on the United Way of Atlanta Board, and is an alumnus of the 33rd Class of Leadership Gwinnett. ≪ Hide
CEO, IO Education
Michael Williamson has served in senior executive and founding roles at leading education technology companies. He has had executive roles with three successful software businesses serving the K-12 public education, higher education, and healthcare markets. He is an experienced business executive in the high technology field with more than twenty years in premiere software development and delivery.
Michael is most recently CEO of IO Education (www.ioeducation.com). IO Education is a leading K-12 education technology company focused on improving student educational outcomes in school districts across the US. ≫
IO’s solutions help schools collect and aggregate all of the key student, staff and operational performance data, generate relevant and important insights, and facilitate educators taking action on those insights to improve outcomes including dropout prevention and student academic and social/emotional interventions. IO has made significant strides to achieve traction in all 50 states, over 8,500 schools implemented with over 6,000,000 students impacted on the platform. IO Education was formed from the merger of Longleaf Solutions, which Michael founded in 2011, and Casenex through a transaction facilitated by LLR Partners, a Philadelphia based private equity firm. The transaction was awarded the 2015 ACG Atlanta emerging growth “Deal of the Year”.
In June of 2018, IO Education was strategically acquired through Insight Venture Partners (www.insightpartners.com) by their portfolio company, Illuminate Education (www.illuminateed.com), as part of a 5-way merger transaction. Michael has been asked to stay on with the company to lead and manage the integration of the 5 companies into a single consolidated platform and to continue to do additional M&A.
Prior to IO Education and Longleaf Solutions, he served as President/CEO of Horizon Software International. Founded in 1992 by his father, Horizon grew rapidly into a premiere technology company and soon became one of the largest institutionalized food service technology companies in the world. Its comprehensive enterprise software was installed in some 18,000 facilities worldwide. The company has delivered technology to some of the largest food service operations operating across 19 countries. Its offerings are installed in numerous key vertical markets including the Department of Defense, healthcare, higher education, K-12 public school systems, and senior retirement communities.
Horizon remained a privately owned firm from its inception until 2008, when it was acquired by Roper Technologies (NYSE: ROP). After Roper acquired the company, Michael continued to serve as President/CEO of the business for an additional two years and operated it as a Division within Roper.
Michael resides in Johns Creek, Georgia with his wife Michelle and twin daughters. Hailey and Lauren (age 12) are in 6th grade and attend Wesleyan School where they are involved in Cheerleading, Softball, Lacrosse, and Tennis. Michelle and Michael grew up in Atlanta and went to middle and high school together at South Gwinnett High School. She received two bachelor’s degrees, cum laude, from The College of Charleston in Accounting and Business Management.
Michelle has two Tennessee Walker horses where she enjoys weekly trail rides. When not travelling and working, Michael spends time playing golf and fly fishing. They enjoy being in the mountains and have had a residence in Cashiers, NC for the past 8 years.
The Williamsons regularly attend and are involved at Passion City Church, pastored by Louie Giglio, in Atlanta, Georgia.
Education & Recognition
- University of Georgia, Athens: BBA Management Information Systems, Terry College of Business, 1997
- University of Pennsylvania: Executive Program, Finance & Valuation, Wharton School of Business, 2009
- 2018 ACG Fast 40 Company recognizing the fastest 40 growing middle market companies in Georgia
- ACG 2015 Atlanta Emerging Growth “Deal of the Year”: LLR Partners investment in IO Education
- Inc 5000 list multiple years (Horizon Software)
- Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Georgia Award, TAG 2008