Atlanta, Georgia – On Friday, December 2nd, 2011, the Atlanta Chapter of the Sales Management Association held its second successful event at the Ravinia Club in Atlanta, Ga. Sales leaders in attendance commented on the relevance of the panel discussion and the quality of the networking opportunity the event provided. Some of the companies represented at the event included CNN, HP, PGI, IBM, Ricoh, ADP, Ceridian, Trend Micro, UPS, Coca-Cola, Groupon, & Comcast.

The event was highlighted by the panel discussion: “New Year New Sales Strategy: Moving from strategy to execution is one of the sales leaders’ greatest dilemmas. How can sales leaders accelerate the execution of new sales strategies in the new year?”

Participating panel members for the event were:

  • Rebecca Bernson, Sr. Vice President of Sales at WorldPay™
  • Chris Jones, Chief Sales Officer & Corporate Vice President at PROS™
  • Craig Potts, Executive Vice President at Navicure®
  • John Irwin, Senior Vice President National Business Markets at AT&T™

The Atlanta Chapter of the Sales Management Association was formed out of the joint interest of the Sales Management Association and SOARTM Performance Group, Inc. It is the goal of the Atlanta Chapter to provide a face-to-face forum for sales leaders across different industries to be able to collaborate and exchange sales management best practices, as well as discover and debate new methods, trends, and ideas in sales management.

The Atlanta Chapter will hold its next meeting on April 20th, 2012 from 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM at the Ravinia Club.  Key takeaways from prior Atlanta Chapter meetings are available at, reference the resources section under ‘Why SOAR’. Please visit for more information on the Sales Management Association or for more information on the Atlanta Chapter and upcoming events visit


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