Key Note Speaker
Ms. Mary Parker
CEO, All (n)1 Security
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About our 2014 InfluenceHER Key Note Speaker and Entertainment
In 2001, Mary Parker founded ALL(n)1 Security in the kitchen of her home, with one employee, herself. Today, ALL(n)1 consists of a staff of more than 200 employees. From a small home office in Atlanta, ALL(n)1 has evolved into a multi-million dollar enterprise with offices located in Alabama, Mississippi, Texas, Tennessee, and Ghana, Africa.
She has more than 30 years of experience in the security industry. ALL(n)1 is the only nationally certified African-American woman owned full service security firm in the United States.
These services include • Security Personnel• Security Technology• Traffic Control Management
Mary Parker is the founder of the Mary Parker Foundation with a mission of Raising Other Generations. Children are very near and to dear to her heart. So much so, she hosts an Back to School Bash and Christmas Toys for Tots. She purchases back packs and fills each with required school supplies. She purchases and collects toys for tots annually. She partners with Carver Bible College and offers annual support to its base of Haitian students. She also provides annual support and security service for the Hosea Williams Feed the Hungry Program. Mary Parker is an ordained Minister. She is the mother of one daughter, Chana and 3 adorable granddaughters, Amber, Essence, and Jada.
Mary serves as Chair of the Atlanta Business League. She is a member of Greater Women Business Council Mentoring Program, and Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council, to name a few.
In a pop-culture/singles driven industry, where talent is often manufactured and superseded by marketing strategies, Beth Spangler is among the new generation of singers restoring the "art" in recording artist. Born in the small town of Pearisburg, VA, Beth was raised in a family of talented singers and musicians, and whereas singing was nothing new to her, her talent quickly stood out. Her soulful vocal ability blends urban and pop with a general mass appeal. Currently residing in Aiken, SC, the cute-as-a-button girl with the little country girl speaking voice would often shock those who heard her sing with her clean runs and power-vocal ability. As her music career shows strong signs of taking off, it's worth mentioning that she’s also the Senior Radiographer for the Children’s Hospital of Georgia? How can you not get behind this new rising artist!
Ryan Kilgore, a native of Atlanta, Georgia has been playing the soulful sounds of the saxophone since age 10. Being a fourth generation sax player is just one of the many milestones Ryan has come to accomplish over his musical career. After playing in the band for four years at Southwest DeKalb High School, Ryan went on to attend Clark Atlanta University and was the first freshman to become drum major, as well as proud member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America Inc..
Ryan's musical inspiration came from his grandfather, Ester Betterson, who was not only in love with music, but also bought Ryan's first horn. Before joining Sol Factor in 2003, Ryan played on the Fighting Temptations soundtrack with vocalist Faith Evans, on the song titled "Heaven Knows",as well as performed on the Walt Disney movie Country Bears. He then continued to work with legendary producers/writers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis as well as the phenomenal Stevie Wonder.
Ryan is also no stranger to the filming industry. He has made cameo appearances in 20th Century Fox's Drumline, Paramount Pictures' Fighting Temptations, and Tyler Perry's Diary of a Mad Black Woman. The feelings that he can't express verbally, he can express through his smooth sounds of "Saxuality." Ryan is an exceptional saxophone player who strives to help continue to instill in all people the importance of musics' role in the enrichment of the human spirit.