Hosted by
Jeff Bond

As the CEO of Chat With Leaders Media and Executive Partner of People First Elevation Team, Jeff leads media strategies for global clients, enhancing content marketing, companywide meeting experiences, conferences, and cross-cultural training. With over 20 years of experience in media, technology, and marketing, Jeff founded Chat With Leaders Media in 2021 to elevate purpose-driven businesses in the marketplace. His core values are Partnership, Inclusion, and Empowerment. Jeff also co-hosts "The People Experience Pulse," a podcast that explores leadership strategies in People, Employee, and Human Experience (PX/EX/HX). Off the clock, he is a devoted husband, father of three, and active citizen in Atlanta, GA.

In today’s episode, Jeff Bond and William Smith host a conversation with Larry Williams, President and CEO of the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) at the FinTech South 2022 conference at the Georgia World Congress Center, presented by TAG.

TAG is Georgia’s largest technology association with over 20 professional societies, 150+ events, and 30,000 members all committed to building a more inclusive and diverse technology ecosystem.

Larry shares his perspectives on the state of FinTech and the responsibility of its leaders in the areas of financial literacy, sustainability, inclusion, consumer payments, B2B, cryptocurrency, and more. 

About Larry Williams

Larry Williams brings more than 25 years of experience in global branding, international trade and finance, public and industrial policy, and administration and management to TAG. As the former president and CEO of The Beacon Council, Miami-Dade County’s official economic development partnership, Williams helped facilitate local, national, and international business growth and expansion programs. Under Williams’ leadership, The Beacon Council created and executed a new economic development framework to help the area grow and secure investments in today’s innovation economy. This has resulted in $687 million in new investment, 119 company relocations or expansions, and more than 4,500 new jobs.

From 2011 to 2014 Williams helped shape the vision for Atlanta’s tech sector as vice president of technology development at the Metro Atlanta Chamber. He provided leadership and direction to the Chamber’s Mobility Task Force, positioning Atlanta as a global hub of mobile technology, and to the Technology Leadership Council.

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