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LCAA Class Notes

Cris Eaton Welsh (04) and Steve Welsh (14) are excited to announce the opening of the second location of their second chiropractic office in Marietta Station on the Square.  Come by and say hello!

John Loud (14) of Loud Security and Mitch Rhoden (03) of Futren Corporation were both awarded the 2017 Chairman’s Award to recognize their leadership, dedication and support for the chamber.

Tripp Boyer (09) and Chris Martin (07) are excited about being named Vice Chairs for Leadership Cobb 2018!  Tripp is serving on the Cobb Youth Leadership Committee for the first time this year, too.

George Thompson (05) became director of sales for Haig Point on Daufuskie Island in 2016, and may be the only alumnus taking a ferry to work.

Big congratulations to Jennifer Cain (15) who starts this March with the Town Center CID as the New Development Director of the TCCA!

Although she’s retired, Martina Goscha (88) continues to stay very busy.  She teaches Mah Jongg at Kennesaw State University each week.

Jodi Martin (13) and Andy Smith (07) are Vice Co-Chairing Cobb Youth Leadership this year.  They’ll Co-Chair CYL ’18 starting this August!  This year, Jodi also Co-Chairs the Honorary Commanders Alumni Association with Wayne McGary (15).

Victoria Turney (01) Has a new role as Director of Marketing for the Family Law Firm of Stearns-Montgomery & Proctor and helps to keep her class together by coordinating a get together once a quarter.  Are you in LC ’01 and don’t know about the get-togethers?  Contact Victoria!

Heather Corbin (15) has accepted an exciting new position as Regional Account Manager at IVCi - the next time you see her, ask her about it!

Mike Feldberg (06) has been exceptionally busy: The Color Spot recently expanded to a new 45,000 square feet facility in Marietta and installed the first HP9000 printer in the US. 

Tim Kelley (13) of Blue Sky Exhibits just completed rebranding his company with Don Keller (14).  Tim was also asked to be a juror for the IDEA awards this spring. This is an international design competition hosted by The Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA). 

Ann Keller, MA (15) has been selected to serve as the President of the Richmont Graduate University Alumni Council and as a member of the Board to Trustees.  She graduated from Richmont with a Masters of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy and served as Student Government Association President during her time as a student.  She says she is looking forward to serving her alma mater in this new capacity.

It’s a dance off! Tracey Atwater (08, 14) and Brittney Gray (04, 10) competed in Dancing with the Stars at the Strand Theater this February.  This fundraiser supports the Georgia Metropolitan Dance Theatre.  Both Tracey and Brittney (along with their dance partners) did awesome – Tracey and her partner won the People’s Choice Award! Fitz Johnson (02, 10) and Suzann Wilcox (08) passed and People’s Choice Award and Katy Ruth Camp (16) passed the Judges Choice Award.

Brenda Rhodes (16) reminds everyone that Simple Needs GA is growing and would love your support! Volunteer slots are open the third Saturday of every month during their Donation Drives.

Andy Crowe (12) and Bill Yates (15) are writing and recording content in partnership with KSU and WellStar. KSU is delivering customized leadership training to WellStar through a dynamic online learning platform. A portion of the training is dedicated to Leading in Projects. KSU turned to Velociteach to provide the subject matter expertise in this area. Andy and Bill are honored to partner with both organizations.

Congratulations to Travis Ellis (11), on the incredible honor of being one of six people in the United States to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation’s 2017 Citizen Honors Award.   Citizen Honor awardees are chosen by Congressional Medal of Honor recipients for their acts of courage and selfless service which epitomize the American spirit. Travis and his Shepherd’s Men raise awareness and funds for Shepherd Center's SHARE Military Initiative, a donor-funded program which provides treatment for service men and women who have sustained a mild to moderate traumatic brain injury, along with co-occurring PTSD or other mental health concerns, from service in post-9/11 conflicts.

Brian Binzer (05) took the helm as City Manager of the City of Alabaster, Alabama, at the beginning of 2017, after having served as Marietta’s Director of Development Services.

Gary Bottoms (89) and Terry DeWitt (10) demonstrated the peaceful transition of power at the Cobb Chamber’s Annual Dinner Gala on January 28 as Terry passed the torch to Gary as Cobb Chamber Chairman. We thank Terry for his hard work and guidance as we look forward to Gary’s leadership!


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If you know of additional Class Notes for the next LCAA newsletter, contact Katie Guice at kguice@cobbchamber.org