Charles B. Dillehay
MBA, CAE, Creator/President
Passion: Faith, for life, for family (lovely bride of 27 years + 3 amazing kids), and for my golden doodle, Willow.
Favorite Foods: Asian (especially Thai)
Favorite Activity: The “hunt for the perfect trophy fish.” Preferably Marlin (catch and release, of course).
Especially proud of our Turn It Up foundation – created in honor of my son Caleb, completely deaf in both ears, but through the miracle of cochlear implants, he leads a full and extremely productive life. He’s a 2023 graduate of the University of Georgia with a BS in Environmental Health Science, with minors in Biology, Political Science, and International Affairs. He played the marimba in UGA’s Redcoat Marching Band. And, listening to him play the piano has brought many to tears of joy. Caleb is our superstar and hero, and it’s our wish that others will be inspired by him too. With the support of our loyal conference attendees, we’ve raised over $100,000 to date! 100% goes directly to fund scholarships for hearing impaired children to pursue their musical dreams, such as piano lessons, band and orchestra instruments, and more.
MBA, Executive Vice President of Operations
Agent 007: Licensed to execute and get the job done from start to finish. Carol is responsible for overseeing the support staff that coordinates memberships, conference registrations, exhibits and sponsorships, marketing and conference logistics.
Passion: Faith and Family – Married for over 32 yrs to Jeffrey Paul
Greatest Accomplishment: My children – Janae and Ariel Paul
Favorite Foods: Jamaican food
Favorite Activity: Traveling and being with family and friends to any Island, Dancing
Favorite Quotes: Blessed are those who hear the word of God and keep it! Luke 11:28
Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him. James 1:12
Manager of Education & Registration
Greatest Accomplishment: My beautiful children – Olivia, Joshua & Sophia
Favorite Activity: Trying something new!
Favorite Quote: If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you!
Carol Ann Hedin
Manager of Marketing & Communications
Favorite Food: I’m a gulf coast girl, seafood is my favorite – fresh caught Grouper or shrimp and I’m in heaven, throw in a little salt for the margaritas and we’re golden!
Favorite Activities: In the spring and summer, you’ll find me and my boys on Lake Lanier enjoying the water and beautiful blue skies.
Favorite Quote: The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart. – Helen Keller
Administrative Marketing Coordinator
Favorite Food: Seafood, I love it.
Greatest Accomplishment: Starting my business and officially trademarking my brand.
Favorite Activity: I love shopping and traveling the world.
Favorite Quote: “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” Philippians 4:13