Ray Streight, President, Southwest Solutions Group
Ray Streight began his sales career in 1982 after he graduated from the University of Evansville in Indiana. In 1989, after seven years of sales experience with Central Business Group, he had the opportunity to become the sales manager and vice president of Hoosier Filing & Storage Systems and assisted with its growth from a 3-person distribution company into a $3.1 million business.
In 1997, Ray and two partners bought the 28-year-old Southwest Spacesaver and became the co-founder and President of the then ten-person, Southwest Solutions Group.
Southwest Solutions Group® is now a Global Leader in Designing, Installing, & Servicing Space Saving Storage & Filing Solutions for Businesses to Optimize a Building’s Floor & Vertical Space. Southwest Solutions Group now operates out of 16 offices nationwide.
Merrie Spaeth is founder and president of Spaeth Communications, a Dallas-based firm that provides communication training and consulting. Recognized internationally for its unique methodology, Spaeth defines communication as influence. Effective communication goes beyond what you want to say or what you think your audience needs to know. It’s about influencing what people hear, believe, remember and pass on.
Before founding Spaeth in 1987, Merrie was a producer for ABC’s 20/20, a speechwriter for the legendary founder and chairman of CBS, William S. Paley, and was assigned to FBI Director Judge William Webster while serving as a White House Fellow. All of this culminated into her roles as director of public affairs for the Federal Trade Commission, and ultimately her appointment as director of media relations at the White House and PR Director to President Ronald Reagan.