Welcome to Lenz on Business, Presented by Georgia College’s J. Whitney Bunting College of Business.

Offering top-ranked online graduate business programs, including the online MBA, Master of Logistics and Supply Chain Management, and Master of Management Information Systems.

Listen on Saturday nights at 6 PM on 95.5 WSB and wsbradio.com

Each week, host Richard J. Lenz—founder, president, and CEO of Lenz Marketing—speaks with Atlanta’s business leaders to explore their inspiring stories, lessons learned, and tips for growth and success. From big business execs to indie entrepreneurs, these guests not only share their practical secrets, but also unveil the personalities behind the careers.

“Business touches all our lives and deserves to be explored,” said Richard J. Lenz. “Lenz on Business taps into the excitement and dynamics of business; the colorful characters who drive these companies, their entrepreneurial adventures, and the innovative ways they thrive and survive in today’s world.”

Upcoming Lenz on Business Show

Chris Mitchell

Chris Mitchell, Owner, Mitchell Cooling + Heating

Nearly 30 years ago, equipped with little more than a truck and $10,000, Mitchell started his own heating and air conditioning business. Today he and his team continue serving metro Atlanta and North Georgia, banking on basic business philosophies such as customer service, honesty, and avoiding upselling. Mitchell joins producer Jon Waterhouse for a conversation about what it’s like starting a business from the ground up, when and how to grow, employee retention, and a whole lot more.

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Derrick Johnson

Derrick Johnson, president of UPS South Atlantic District

Those brown delivery trucks are unmistakable. United Parcel Service, aka UPS, seems to be everywhere. But there’s much more to the iconic company. The UPS headquarters is right here in Atlanta, Georgia. And this week we’ll be talking to Derrick Johnson, president of UPS South Atlantic District, who gives guest host Jon Waterhouse a behind-the-scenes look at UPS and its future.

Alan Johnson and Dale Doss

Alan Johnson and Dale Doss, graduates of Georgia College’s J. Whitney Bunting College of Business’ online program

So you really want that masters degree in business, but you think it might be too late. It’s never too late to go back to school, and this week’s guests are living proof. Both Johnson and Doss decided to go after a masters degree in their mid-to-late 50s. Despite some trepidation, they not only graduated, but both rocked 4.0 grade point averages. They join guest host Jon Waterhouse and talk about what it was like jumping head first into Georgia College’s Master of Logistics and Supply Chain Management online program and how it’s enhancing their careers.

Stephen Rosenbaum

Stephen Rosenbaum, CEO of Alliance Spine and Pain Centers

This week’s guest brings an interesting perspective on the healthcare business, physician-owned healthcare, the current opioid crisis, and much more. As CEO of Alliance Spine and Pain Centers, Rosenbaum presides over the largest interventional pain management company in the Southeast. He talks with producer Jon Waterhouse about the burgeoning interventional pain management field, how Alliance fills a need amidst the opioid crisis, his company’s business model, and other topics.

Wylonda Jones

Wylonda Jones, director of post acute admissions, Emory Long-Term Acute Care Hospital, Decatur

When going from a non-business specialty to a leadership position in that field, some additional business savvy wouldn’t hurt, right? Well, this week we’ll be talking to Wylonda Jones, director of post acute admissions at the Emory Long-Term Acute Care Hospital in Decatur. She spent years in the medical field as a clinician and later rose to a leadership position. She was already leading employees, but had a desire to go back to school and get an MBA, more than 20 years after graduation. She talks about juggling a demanding job and navigating her way through Georgia College’s Web MBA program.

Delaine Ross

Delaine Ross, The Phoenix

To coincide with new year’s resolutions, fitness professional and entrepreneur, Delaine Ross pays a visit. This award-winning fitness competitor holds advanced Russian Kettlebell Certification, and not only teaches other instructors, but stars in her own video series, “Train With Delaine.” A former gym owner and operator, Delaine now works for The Phoenix, a free sober active community to individuals who have suffered from a substance use disorder and to those who choose a sober life. Delaine is national program manager for volunteer led programming for The Phoenix. She talks with producer Jon Waterhouse about the business of fitness, running her own gym, and how to make new year’s resolutions stick.

John Lenz, Richard Lenz, Mike Killeen, Lenz on Business

John Lenz, vice president, and Mike Killeen, vice president of marketing Lenz Marketing.

What does Richard Lenz do when he’s not hosting the show? He’s founder, president, and CEO of Lenz Marketing, a downtown Decatur-based marketing agency. This unique episode finds Richard in the studio with his two partners, John Lenz and Mike Killeen, discussing topics including family relationships in the workplace, how to balance project diversity, continuing education, and more.

Kevin Gillespie

Chef Kevin Gillespie

Atlanta and the surrounding areas are big time foodie destinations, and Chef Gillespie plays quite the part. The author and former “Top Chef” contestant is founder of Red Beard Restaurants, which oversees his own restaurant concepts, and offers consulting services to other start-ups. His current crop of acclaimed restaurants include Gunshow, Revival, and Kevin Gillespie’s Gamechanger. The latter can be found in Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Gillespie’s most recent offerings are Ole Reliable in the Georgia Pacific Building and Cold Beer located on the Atlanta BeltLine. He talks with Richard Lenz and Jon Waterhouse about his rise in the food biz, its challenges and more.

John Schuerholz

John Schuerholz, former Atlanta Braves GM and president

On Saturday, December 14, Lenz on Business is joined by John Schuerholz, former Atlanta Braves GM and president.

Yeah, we know football remains on the brain for many. But the business of major league baseball has no off season. And no one knows MLB biz quite like John Schuerholz. Ever the baseball fanatic, Richard talks it up with Schuerholz, who’s best known as general manager of the Atlanta Braves from 1990 to 2007 before serving as Braves President until 2016. Among the teams he built were the 1985 Royals and 1995 Braves, both World Series champions. Schuerholz was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in 2017. He also co-authored the book “Built to Win: Inside Stories and Leadership Strategies from Baseball’s Winningest GM.”

Tune into Lenz on Business every Saturday at 6 PM on 95.5 WSB.

Lynn Hanson

Lynn Hanson, Director of Graduate Programs in Business for Georgia College’s J. Whitney Bunting College of Business

A veteran of graduate education for more than 25 years, Hanson currently oversees the online graduate business programs at Georgia College. This includes MBA, Master of Logistics and Master of Management Information Systems. She joins guest host Jon Waterhouse to talk about the evolution of graduate education, how online studies have been transformative for Georgia College, student success stories, and more.

Chris Burns of Dynamic Money

Chris Burns, founder and Principal of Dynamic Money

Chris Burns believes there are always practical ways to begin your financial plan towards a better life, no matter what. Burns, who hosts “The Dynamic Money Show with Chris Burns” 5 a.m. Saturdays on WSB, returns with more practical financial advice and personal experiences with guest host Jon Waterhouse.

Lenz on Business is presented by Lenz Marketing and Georgia College’s of Business J. Whitney Bunting College of Business. Listen on Saturday nights at 6 PM on News 95.5, AM 750 WSB and stream online at wsbradio.com.

Dan Carroll

Dan Carroll, Director of Media Engagement, Dragon Con

Dan Carroll knows Dragon Con. Is it a coincidence he shares the same initials as the ultra successful pop culture convention that takes over downtown Atlanta for five days each Labor Day Weekend? Approximately 85,000 guests are expected to attend the 2019 installment. Not only does the convention do bang-up business, it brings bang-up business to Atlanta. From hotels to transportation to the restaurant industry. Dan talks with guest host Jon Waterhouse about Dragon Con’s economic impact on the city and much more.

Dr. Karl Manrodt

Dr. Karl Manrodt, Professor of Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Georgia College’s J. Whitney Bunting College of Business

As consumers in today’s world, we want our products yesterday. We often forget it takes logistics to store and deliver goods and services for the public. And there’s so much more to it than that. Dr. Manrodt, an expert in the field, sheds light on this specialty and what the future holds for logistics as we trek further into the 21st century.

Alan Stukalsky

Alan Stukalsky, Chief Digital Officer, Randstad North America

Randstad North America, headquartered in Atlanta, is part of the world’s largest provider of human relations services and staffing. Technology plays a big role in Randstad’s internal and external functions, and Stukalsky oversees all things digital. Stukalsky steps behind the microphone with guest host Jon Waterhouse to chat about digital communication, how artificial intelligence comes into play, and more.

Wendy Lenz

Dr. Wendy Lenz, a Graduate of Georgia College’s Web MBA

They say a way to test a romantic relationship is by successfully surviving an Ikea shopping trip. What about interviewing your spouse on a radio show? This week Richard takes a stab at the latter. Dr. Wendy Lenz, a graduate of Georgia College’s online MBA program, spent more than 10 years as chief operating officer for the largest cancer practice in the Southeast. Richard and Dr. Lenz examine topics including her interest and experience in both medicine and business, merging the two, and how she ran a company while getting her MBA.

John Lenz, Richard Lenz, Mike Killeen, Lenz on Business

John Lenz, vice president, and Mike Killeen, vice president of marketing Lenz Marketing.

What does Richard Lenz do when he’s not hosting the show? He’s founder, president, and CEO of Lenz Marketing, a downtown Decatur-based marketing agency. This unique episode finds Richard in the studio with his two partners, John Lenz and Mike Killeen, discussing topics including family relationships in the workplace, how to balance project diversity, continuing education, and more.

Georgiana Simmons

Georgiana Simmons, Avanos Medical, graduate of Georgia College’s online Master of Logistics and Supply Chain Management program

When it comes to going back to school and getting that business-related masters degree, fear can be a deterrent. Finding time amidst a busy life can be a daunting proposition. And this week’s guest did it despite being a single mother and working two jobs at the time. Georgiana Simmons, a project manager in supply chain operations at Avanos Medical, explains how she did it and the ways she applies her degree in her career.

Chris Burns of Dynamic Money

Chris Burns, founder and Principal of Dynamic Money

Chris Burns believes there are always practical ways to begin your financial plan towards a better life, no matter what. Burns, who hosts “The Dynamic Money Show with Chris Burns” 5 a.m. Saturdays on WSB, returns with more practical financial advice and personal experiences. His conversation with guest host Jon Waterhouse includes Burns’ thoughts on how he grew his business, work/life balance, and more.

Lenz on Business is presented by Lenz Marketing and Georgia College’s of Business J. Whitney Bunting College of Business. Listen on Saturday nights at 6 PM on News 95.5, AM 750 WSB and stream online at wsbradio.com.

Sarah Rose

Sarah Rose Harrill, graduate of the WebMBA program at Georgia College

This week’s special guest saw value in getting an MBA and decided go back to school in the midst of her career. However, as we all know, life happens. While juggling a job and Georgia College’s WebMBA program, Sarah learned her husband was diagnosed with cancer. Despite the challenges, she made it work. Sarah Rose shares her personal and WebMBA experiences with guest host Jon Waterhouse.

Charles Driebe

Charles Driebe, founder of Blind Ambition Management, Ltd.

Music artist management continues to be a multi-faceted business. And with today’s ever-evolving technological landscape, it changes by the day, literally. Richard Lenz talks with Driebe, whose company specializes in artist and project management. Blind Ambition Management currently works with an array of performers including the five-time Grammy-winning and Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award-winning Blind Boys of Alabama; Marc Cohn of Grammy-winning “Walking in Memphis” fame; folk outfit Over the Rhine; and Grammy-winning soul legend William Bell, among others.

Andy Hingley

Andy Hingley, co-owner of Eddie’s Attic and talent booker at Live Nation

Hingley, a professional European soccer player, spends nearly a decade of his life in the sport before deciding to hang up his cleats and relocate to Atlanta. He accidentally finds himself becoming the student of iconic local live music promoter, Alex Cooley. The two forge a serious professional and personal bond. And when Cooley passes away, Hingley carries the torch scoring goals in the live entertainment business as co-owner of Eddie’s Attic and booking concerts for Live Nation. This week Andy Hingley shares his story and more with guest host Jon Waterhouse.