Dr. Laura Pogue attends The Leadership Forum at Georgia Tech

Atlanta, Georgia, February 13, 2007 – Dr. Laura A. Pogue, Chief Executive Officer of Strategic Marketing and Financial Resources, Inc., has attended The Leadership Forum at the Georgia Tech College of Management 2007 inaugural meeting.


An educator, as well as business owner, Dr. Pogue holds the distinct honor and privilege of attending the Leadership Forum for the third-straight year. The 2007 Leadership Forum Theme is “Broaden Your Innovation Horizon” and is designed to improve business performance through better thinking. The Leadership Forum is committed to providing fresh perspectives, new thinking, and challenging ideas from the world’s best business thinkers where their “star is rising”.

“As a result of the Leadership Forum, I am learning to lead with greater creativity and innovation,” states Dr. Pogue. “I have gained greater insight and ideas from today’s Forum, in order to better address a wide variety of critical issues facing our clients, and return to them with numerous ideas to improve their educational programs,” according to Dr. Pogue.

One of only two programs of its kind in the country, The Leadership Forum is co-sponsored by the College of Management at Georgia Tech and Collier Brown & Co. and is held at Technology Square at Georgia Tech. The February 2007 Leadership Forum meeting featured Dr. Jeff DeGraff, an internationally recognized expert in innovation and creativity and a Professor of Management Education at the University of Michigan, Ross School of Business.

Dr. Pogue is an enthusiastic business educator, with a decade of academic experience, including appointments at various state, national, and international organizations in the corporate, online, and traditional classrooms at the graduate and doctoral levels. She is also the author of several published articles and research papers in the areas of leadership, education, corporate competitiveness, and international trade issues.

Dr. Pogue is the founder, owner and Chief Executive Officer of Strategic Marketing and Financial Resources, Inc. Since 2001, Dr. Pogue and her team of professional business consultants have proactively served their clients with integrity, intelligence, and innovation, providing educational resources for performance excellence and profitability.

For further information, visit the Strategic Marketing and Financial Resources, Inc. website at www.smfri.com and/or please contact Strategic Marketing and Financial Resources, Inc. at resources@smfri.com.