Cobb Chamber of Commerce

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Honorary Commanders

Honorary Commanders is a cooperative effort of the Cobb Chamber, Dobbins Air Reserve Base (ARB), General Lucius D. Clay National Guard Center, Navy and Marine Corps. The Honorary Commanders Association annually selects community and business leaders and pairs them with military commanders in a yearlong program, giving those leaders the opportunity to learn more about local military activities, their impact on our economy and various aspects of the national defense system.

For more information about the Honorary Commanders Association, contact Joel Blockton at 770-859-2348 or

Thank you to our Presenting Sponsors:


2017 Class Members

Jeff Adcock
Cobb County Police Department

Claire Bartlett
Office of U.S. Representative Barry Loudermilk

Latasha Brinson
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company

Carl Carver
Croy Engineering, LLC

Scott Cunningham
Atlanta Braves

Steve Cyr
First Command Financial Services

Marta DeLoach
Georgia Power

Mark Goddard
Cobb EMC

Kim Carroll-Hawkins
Cobb Superior Court Clerk

Taneisha Hester
Atlanta Marriott Northwest

Blake Hungerford
Bentley, Bentley & Bentley

Brian Ingram
Geo-Hydro Engineers

Lee Johnson
ServisFirst Bank

Rebecca Keaton
Cobb County Superior Court

Dave Kucko
Hawthorne Global Aviation Services

Charles Lassiter
Lassiter Financial Advisors, LLC

Terry McCormick
Smyrna Police Department

Jim McMichen
Puckett EMS

Brett Ries
Cobb County Fire and Emergency Services

Melissa Sabia
Cobb Chamber

Jason Sleeman
Fifth Third Bank

Martin Small

Robert Stephens
CFO Navigator

Brian Thornton
RaceTrac Petroleum, Inc.

Warren Watson Jr

2017 Governing Board

Co-Chairs, HCA 2017
Lee Davis
Leslie Hammond

Immediate Past Chair
Cassy Ferrell

Co-Chairs, HCAA
Jodi Martin
Wayne McGary

Communications Chair
Mandy Burton

Class Project Chair
Don Keller
Cecilia Patellis

Installation, Orientation,
Relinquish of Command

Cheryl Draa

Military Advisors:
Tom Blackstock
Patrick Callan
Mark Gardner
Rob Mayes
Christine Reliford
Axel Spens

Chamber Representative:
Joel Blockton