The national Souly Business ministry is led by Kevin Latty, Larry Green and Sonny Newton with input from the ministry’s advisory board.
Mr. Latty is co-founder of Souly Business. He brings to the Board over 30 years of business and ministry experience. Kevin graduated from Georgia State University in 1981. Following employment with two Wall Street firms, he has been an independent investment advisor since 1990. Kevin is also co-founder and past Chairman of Childspring International, a non-profit organization that provides critical medical care to children from third world countries. He is a member of Buckhead Church where he serves as a Starting Point leader. Kevin and his wife Ann have two sons.
Y.D. "SONNY" NEWTON, II
Mr. Newton is retired Vice President of Purchasing and Distribution at Chick-fil-A, where he served for over 25 years in operations and strategic planning. At the request of the Cathy family, he spent much of the last several years mentoring the next generation of leadership at Chick-fil-A. Sonny graduated from the University of South Carolina and also serves as board Chairman for Fellowship of Christian Athletes in Oconee County Georgia. Sonny is a member of Greensboro United Methodist Church. He and his wife Jenny have two daughters and five grandchildren.
Mr. Green is co-founder of Souly Business. He has worked in various executive management positions with The Coca-Cola Company and McCann-Erickson World Group. Larry is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin and is President of The Leadership Path an executive coaching business. He is also founder and Executive Director of Cloud Walk, a non-profit ministry that serves to help people “fall in love with God”. Larry and his wife Jody worship at Passion City Church and have two grown children.
Mr. Posey is the Atlanta Area Director of Christian Business Men’s Connection (CBMC). He graduated from the University of Cincinnati and has 45 years of business and ministry experience in the development of human capital. John and Sandra have been married over 40 years and have three daughters and one granddaughter.
Mr. Lewis is President of Lewis Leadership, a strategic planning, consulting, and leadership coaching firm. He works with senior leaders in the profit and non-profit sectors and helps organizations achieve breakthrough results in operations and execution. Bob graduated from the University of North Carolina and attends Buckhead Church with his wife Judy. He has four grown children and two grandchildren.
Mr. Felts is Managing Director with TM Capital. Prior to joining TM Capital, he was co-founder of Equity Capital Partners, an Atlanta-based private equity fund. Before ECP, David was with Prudential Securities’ investment banking group for 11 years. He earned degrees from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia and from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. He attends Grace Midtown Church with his wife Jill and two daughters.
Mr. Newman is the COO for Thrive Farmers International. Prior to joining Thrive, he served in various executive roles with publicly traded companies and as an attorney for a major Atlanta law firm. Before that, Bart was a Captain in the U.S. Army and completed a one year tour in Baghdad, Iraq. Upon returning from Iraq, Bart wrote the book "Because of Baghdad: What a Father Would Say About Life if He Didn't Come Home to Say It." He holds degrees from the University of Georgia, the University of St. Andrews (Scotland), and the University of Georgia School of Law. He also serves on the Board of Visitors for the University of Georgia. Bart and his wife Julie have four children and attend Johnson Ferry Baptist Church.
Mr. Hostetter is a business development professional dedicated to excellence, serving others and honoring God. As a Georgia Tech Industrial Engineer, Jason has spent his career helping organizations increase revenue, margin, quality, and satisfaction. Jason and his wife Stenitta worship at North Point Community Church where they serve as small group leaders. They live in Milton, Georgia with their two sons.
Col. Trotti is the owner of To the Top Leadership. Mr. Trotti last served as the VP of Human Resources at CORE Education & Consulting Solutions, Inc. in Atlanta. He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point and received MA degrees from Emory University and the U.S. Naval War College. Paul served for over 25 years as an officer in the U.S. Army infantry and is a retired full Colonel. Prior to CORE, he was the executive leading Human Resources at Inovis USA and at Winter Construction. He and his wife Mary Jane are members of Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, where Paul has served as a Deacon and teaches adult Sunday school. They have three children and four grandchildren.