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February 26, 2014

County schools Foundation dinner set for Friday

Tech business leader Brian NeSmith guest speaker

The annual Cullman County schools’ Student Investment Foundation dinner is set for this Friday, with West Point student-turned-technology leader Brian NeSmith tapped as this year’s guest speaker.

The event is set for Friday, Feb. 28 at Stone Bridge Farms. Registration and the silent auction will begin at 5:30 p.m. General admission tickets are $25.

Proceeds will go to support the Student Investment Foundation, which was created in 2010 to increase community support and raise funds for Cullman County public schools. The foundation awards grants related to academic improvement in math and science, art and music, technology, and character education. Last year, the foundation awarded more than $33,000 in grants with money going to teachers at every county school.

As the event’s keynote speaker, NeSmith will discuss his career and share some of his successes from over the years. After graduating from West Point High, NeSmith went on to co-found Arctic Wolf Networks; and also served as CEO of Blue Coat Systems, a leader in content and web security, for more than 11 years. During that time he helped grow the business from a $40 million per year to $500 million per year enterprise.

NeSmith has also previously served as CEO of Ipsilon Networks, a pioneer of IP switching technology. That company was eventually acquired by Nokia, and the technology is now the basis for Nokia’s firewall appliance.

Anyone interested in sponsoring a table or purchasing tickets to the event can contact T.J. Franey at 256-734-2933 or 256-590-4803, or call Doris Patterson at 256-734-6192.

Table Sponsorships are: Bronze Level $250.00, Silver Level $500.00, and Gold Level $750.00 (8 tickets are included with each table sponsorship).

Trent Moore can be reached by e-mail at trentm@cullmantimes.com, or by telephone at 734-2131, ext. 134.

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