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Afterburner, Inc. to Deliver Keynote Speech for SunTrust Banks, Inc.'s Veterans Day Commemoration

Fighter Pilot Consultants to Address SunTrust Banks Executives and Employees in Honor of Veterans Day

Atlanta, GA - November 8, 2011 - Afterburner, Inc., a leading corporate team building, training, and consulting firm based in Atlanta, Ga., and the global authority on the Flawless Execution℠ model was chosen to provide a keynote speech delivered by the firm's experienced fighter pilot consultants at the SunTrust Building in Atlanta, Ga. for SunTrust Banks, Inc.'s Veterans Day Commemoration on November 9, 2011.

SunTrust Banks, one of the nation's largest banking organizations, selected Afterburner to deliver a keynote speech at its Veterans Day Commemoration due to its strong military heritage, in order to honor, celebrate and recognize the veterans employed within SunTrust Banks and nationwide.

Jim "Murph" Murphy, a U.S. Air Force fighter pilot, founded Afterburner in 1996, incorporating zero-tolerance-for-error military aviation principles into innovative business process improvement initiatives that have revolutionized over 25% of U.S. Fortune 500 companies. The Veterans Day Commemoration keynote speech will be led by a team of Afterburner's fighter pilot consultants, consisting of "Murph" and experienced wingman, Patrick "Lips" Houlahan. "Murph" and "Lips" will address over 600 of SunTrust Bank's global leaders, managers and team members, explaining the importance of utilizing the innovative Flawless Execution℠ business initiatives of Plan, Brief, Execute and Debrief that have helped to revolutionize the way that national and international organizations conduct business. The fighter pilot consultants will draw from Afterburner's Flawless Execution℠ business processes to discuss the value of employing veterans in today's corporate workplace.

"SunTrust highly values and leverages the many men and women service veterans within its organization," said Chuck Allen, Internal Communications Director of SunTrust Banks. "The values and skills that these men and women have learned and adopted throughout their service in the military are integral to how SunTrust achieves its objectives."

"We are extremely honored to have the opportunity to deliver a keynote speech at SunTrust Bank's esteemed Veterans Day Commemoration Ceremonies," said Jim "Murph" Murphy, founder and CEO of Afterburner, Inc. "Afterburner is a proud supporter of our Armed Forces service members and of our veterans, and we are pleased to be able to pay tribute to these individuals in any way possible. We have a strong history of supporting these men and women over the years, and we are honored to be able to participate in SunTrust's Veterans Day Commemoration, to discuss the many corporate benefits of employing these individuals to strengthen a company's business process initiatives."

To learn more about Afterburner's Flawless Execution℠ model or about the company's highly-skilled fighter pilot consultants, please visit or call 404-835-3500. For more information about Afterburner's leading keynote speech at SunTrust Bank's Veterans Day Commemoration, please visit

About Afterburner Empower

Afterburner is a group of elite military professionals and military fighter pilots who train leaders to use Flawless Execution tools and techniques. Staying alive and prospering in today's hostile business environment is a necessary skill - but most companies don't have it. With a proven track record of success, Afterburner is skilled in creating ROI in companies around the world. Producing some of the highest impact keynotes and employee team building programs available, Afterburner helps companies stay focused on Flawless Execution principles, including Empower, which highlights keynote speeches and the legendary "Afterburner Day" team-building experience. For more information on Empower, please visit

About SunTrust Banks, Inc.

SunTrust Banks, Inc., headquartered in Atlanta, is one of the nation's largest banking organizations, serving a broad range of consumer, commercial, corporate and institutional clients. As of June 30, 2011, SunTrust had total assets of $172.2 billion and total deposits of $124.9 billion. The Company operates an extensive branch and ATM network throughout the high-growth Southeast and Mid-Atlantic states and a full array of technology-based, 24-hour delivery channels. The Company also serves clients in selected markets nationally. Its primary businesses include deposit, credit, trust and investment services. Through various subsidiaries the Company provides mortgage banking, insurance, brokerage, investment management, equipment leasing and investment banking services. SunTrust's Internet address is


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