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President and founder of Johnson Research and Development Co., Lonnie Johnson will share his journey on how to a take an idea and make it work, his top tips for success and share insights on his personal journey.

Lonnie Johnson is an American inventor and engineer who holds more than 80 patents, and is best known for inventing the Super Soaker water gun, which has ranked among the world's top 20 best-selling toys every year since its release, generating close to one billion dollars in sales.

Lonnie holds a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering, an M.S. degree in Nuclear Engineering, and an honorary Ph.D. in Science from Tuskegee University. After a period at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Lonnie joined the U. S. Air Force, serving as Acting Chief of the Space Nuclear Power Safety Section at the Air Force Weapons Laboratory in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He has subsequently held positions within NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory working on the Mars Observer project and Saturn Orbiter missions, and has been awarded the Air Force Achievement Medal and the Air Force Commendation Medal on two different occasions.

Presently, Lonnie is president and founder of Johnson Real Estate Investments, LLC and Johnson Research and Development Co., Inc., a technology development company, and its spin off companies, Excellatron Solid State, LLC; Johnson Electro- Mechanical Systems, LLC, which both currently develop revolutionary energy technology.

Articles on Lonnie Johnson have appeared in numerous publications including Time Magazine, the New York Times, and Inventor’s Digest. Johnson serves on the Board of Directors of the Georgia Alliance for Children, an organization which serves as an informed and influential voice to protect the rights and interests of Georgia’s less fortunate children. He is a Board member of the Hank Aaron "Chasing the Dream" Foundation, and has served on the Board of Directors of the Commonwealth National Bank

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7pm Lonnie’s Talk
8pm Networking plus Drinks & Nibbles
9pm Close

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