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Gerald Gillis    

Award-winning novelist and speaker

Gerald Gillis is a native Georgian and grew up in the Atlanta suburb of Decatur. He received his BBA from the University of Georgia and his MBA from the University of Tampa.

Immediately upon completing undergraduate school, Gerald spent three years as an artillery officer in the U.S. Marine Corps. After military service, he spent the majority of his business career in the medical-devices industry where he held executive-level positions in a variety of roles. Gerald was involved in several mergers and acquisitions over the span of his business career, and gained significant international experience.

Gerald became a full-time novelist in 2009. He has authored four novels: That Deadly Space (Mills Street Publishing, 2017), Dare Not Blink (Navigator Books, 2012), Shall Never See So Much (Booklocker, 2010), and Bent, But Not Broken (Sandlapper, 1986). He has also authored two eBooks: How to Become a Successful, Effective Communicator (Mills Street Publishing, 2017), and Paige’s Laws of Business (Navigator Books, 2013). His books have been recognized with multiple awards.

In addition to his writing, Gerald speaks on a range of business-related topics, to include leadership, service, and business ethics. His blogs about leadership, communications, and other topics are well-received and thoughtful. Gerald has been interviewed on numerous radio and television shows and has spoken to business and civic organizations, schools, churches, and military associations. His engaging keynote presentations are filled with intelligence, humor, and passion.

Gerald is married and the father of three grown children. He and his wife continue to reside in the Atlanta area.

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Business Ethics - Why the Bother?

The importance of ethics in business, and why being an ethical business makes good economic sense.

An American Legacy of Service

Three examples are provided: Washington crossing the Deleware on Christmas night, 1776. Gen. Michael P. Ryan's participation in the battle of World War II Tarawa, and my chance to meet with him years later. The memories of a Vietnam-era nurse.

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