Elaine Merritt // Sandler Training
Elaine Merritt has more than 25 years of sales, media and training experience, including developing marketing and business development strategies for local and national businesses. She has conducted sales and management training for businesses ranging from car dealerships to beverage distributors.
Elaine is a Sandler Award winner and conducts training for Sandler using the adult learning curriculum. Sandler Training is a global training organization of over 500 Sandler® trainers located in major cities throughout the United States and more than 29 countries, with materials translated into 15 languages. For over forty years Sandler has helped sales organizations, ranging from small- and mid-sized businesses to Fortune 1000 companies, improve the effectiveness and efficiencies of their sales and management processes.
While living in Muncie, Indiana, Elaine was an independent business owner, and she specialized in customer service, leadership training and sales. In addition to her professional training experience, Elaine was an assistant professor at Ball State University in the Telecommunications Department.
Elaine is a past national president of the American Business Womens Association and a past Top Ten American Business Woman. She is a southeast regional director for BNI (Business Networking International).
Jane Kaylor // Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Chattanooga
Jane Kaylor is the President & CEO of RMHC of Chattanooga. She has put 26 years into the development of the RMHC through Non-profit management, fund development, grants and scholarship administration.
Over the past 10 years, the Ronald McDonald House of Chattanooga has provided a “home away from home” for more than 800 families with patients in the hospital who have had respiratory problems, nearly 700 families whose children were born prematurely, and over 300 families of children receiving craniofacial evaluations and surgeries.
In 10 years, families from 37 states across the U.S. have called the Ronald McDonald House “home”, serving over 400 families every year in its 14-bedrooms, and the staff looks forward to serving twice as many in years to come.