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Troy Burwell

Troy is presently the President/CEO of 4 Guys Interactive, Incorporated and its sister brands Gadzoocs and Xprescom. Gadzoocs is a company that registers domain names as well as SSL’s while Xprescom is a web development company that does research and implementation on streaming videos and operates in the entertainment industry. He is working his way up to be one of the top leaders in the world of website development, which is not surprising since he has worked in the Internet arena since 1995. Troy knew then that electronic media would shape advertising and business in the future, and that is why 4 Guys Interactive is one of the oldest Internet development and interactive agencies in the country. Troy also served as Advertising Director for Stine Incorporated where he oversaw a million dollar ad budget for print, broadcast, and outdoor. This project went out to a demographic of about 3 million households and featured products such as Skil, Dewalt, Anderson Windows, Owens Corning, Olympic Paints, and GE Electrical products. Prior to Stine Incorporated, Troy worked for The Newsleader, Inc. where he supervised advertising development and tested new technology. While he was there, he combined his knowledge in new technologies, advertising sales and development and how to network editorials together into one system for their 7 newspapers. Troy shares his love and passion for advertising and technology in his every day life, and not just when it comes to running 4 Guys Interactive. Troy serves on the Board of Directors for the American Advertising Federation of Houston, Only in Houston, and as AES Chair for American Advertising Federation 10th District. Troy is the webmaster of AAF Houston as well as the chair of the 100 Anniversary Committee. He is also very active and vital member in the Trailblazer and ADDY planning committees. Troy was invited to take part in the Social Innovation Summit 2013 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, New York, where he served to discuss social issues and technology. Other participants included Glenn Close – actress/producer, Chade-Meng Tan - Google, Mastia Liukin – Olympic Gold Medalist, Robert Torres – Senior Program Office Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Rose Kirk – Verizon Foundation. Troy has already accepted the invitation to return in May 2014. Troy is Chair-Elect of the American Advertising Federation – Houston. He has won the Spirit of AAF Houston award for outstanding membership and placed second in the ADDYs for the print campaign done for Leroy Shafer during the Trailblazer campaign. Troy also lead 4 Guys Interactive to being part of the FastTech 50 in 2010 and 2011. Troy attended McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana where he majored in Business Management with a strong emphasis on Advertising and Marketing. He always wanted to venture out to be an entrepreneur because business and commerce had always fascinated him and advertising seemed to be the most effective way to participate in those endeavors. Together, he had this strive to help businesses communicate with their potential clients so that everyone can be successful.

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