Benefits Forum Speakers


    Brad Carver

    Legislative Update – Brad Carver

    Brad Carver is the Senior Managing Director of HBS Government Affairs and is a member of the Government Affairs; Energy, Regulatory and Utilities; Environmental, Mass Torts and Land Use; International; and Business Litigation practice groups. Prior to Hall Booth Smith, P.C., Mr. Carver worked for Miller & Martin, Alston & Bird, the Georgia Municipal Association, and Georgia Power Company.

    During law school, Mr. Carver deployed with the Army to Tuzla, Bosnia, from May 1996 to January 1997 as the Commander of a Detachment of the 341st Adjutant General Co. and was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal. In September 2003, Mr. Carver returned to Atlanta from a 14-month tour of duty in Kuwait and Iraq where he supported 3rd Army as the Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for exceptionally meritorious service during combat operations in Afghanistan and Iraq during Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. Mr. Carver continues to actively serve in the U.S. Army Reserves in the rank of Lieutenant Colonel as the Senior Legal Opinions Attorney for the 213th Legal Support Organization, headquartered in Decatur, Georgia.



                Kristin Andree

    Top 10 Reasons Your Business Isn’t Growing Fast Enough– Kristin Andree, Andree Consulting Group

    After a successful career as an Advisor and Managing Director in the financial services industry,Kristin Andree has taken the knowledge she gained and put her expertise to work helping individuals & corporations on a broader scale. Kristin and her team at Andree Consulting Group focus their work on implementing effective strategies to help clients take their businesses to the next level. Areasof focus include: Business Development, Marketing & Social Media, Client Engagement and Strategic Planning.

     As a strategic coach, Kristin works with individuals and teams to help catapult their businesses. She develops customized strategies to help you live life on your terms…..while having more success than you’ve ever imagined. 


             Aimee Copeland


    Aimee Copeland -  Aimee Copeland Foundation

    Aimee Copeland is a 29-year-old adventurer, nature lover, and community advocate. Aimee enjoys whitewater kayaking, listening to live music, and reading. She also holds a Bachelor of Science from University of Georgia and a Master of Arts from the University of West Georgia, where she concentrated on Ecopsychology. In May of 2012 a tragic zip lining accident led to the amputations of Aimee's left leg, right foot, and both hands. As a quadruple amputee and necrotizing fasciitis survivor, Aimee is an advocate for the community of individuals with disabilities, serving on the Advisory Council for Tools for Life and on the Board of Directors for Friends of Disabled Adults and Children. Aimee practices psychotherapy as an LMSW and directs a 501( C )(3), Aimee Copeland Foundation. Aimee's goal is to create accessible opportunities for individuals of all ages and abilities to enjoy outdoor recreation and other holistic therapeutic options.