Cobb Chamber of Commerce

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Ambassadors meet monthly and serve as volunteer Chamber liaisons by contacting new members, attending Chamber functions and facilitating personal connections among members. By acclimating new members to the Chamber's programs and services, Ambassadors serve as mentors to fellow members. Ambassadors receive recognition throughout the year at various Chamber events and on the Chamber's website.

Contact Elizabeth McMahon at for more information on the Ambassador program.

2018 Ambassadors

Alicia Adams   Alicia Adams
Center for Family Resources
Renee McCormick   Renee McCormick
The Extension
Barb Allen   Barb Allen
Smyrna Public Safety Foundation
Emily McMillan   Emily McMillan
Nothing Bundt Cakes
Todd Ash   Todd Ash
Fidelity Bank
Donna Middlebrooks   Donna Middlebrooks
ReMax Around Atlanta
Wezly Barnard   Wezly Barnard
Snellings Walters Insurance Company
Gifford Pace   Gifford Pace
Fulfillment Strategies International
Dedre Brown   Dedré Brown
Georgia Department of Labor
Dylon Ross   Dylon Ross
Comcast Business
Alice Dondelinger   Alice Dondelinger
Josh Simpson   Josh Simpson
Simpson & Simpson Accounting, LLC
Kim Ellet   Kim Ellet
The Growth Coach
   of Metro Atlanta
  Nwa'ndo Ume-Nwagbo
Smithers Thorton & Ume-Nwagbo
Steve Gardner   Steve Gardner
Alpine Sign & Graphics Studios
Scott Voorhees   Scott Voorhees
Aon Risk Solutions, Inc.
Russ Hall   Russ Hall
ActionCOACH Business Coaching
Ramsey Wagner   Ramsey Wagner
Ken Hammock   Ken Hammock
The Joy FM
Kisa Walker   Kisa Walker
The K M Walker Agency
Greg Hyde   Greg Hyde
Edward Jones (Greg Hyde)
    Carol Wisdom
Provident Village at Creekside
Delphine LaGroon   Delphine LaGroon
American Family Insurance
Mark Zangari   Mark Zangari
Dollar Wise Cartridge, L.L.C.
Dan Landis  

Dan Landis
Kirby Landis, LLC

Erin Zwigart   Erin Zwigart
Georgia Crafted
Joseph Malbrough   Joseph Malbrough
The UPS Store

2017 Ambassador of the Year

Dedre BrownDédré Brown, Business Services Recruiter for the Georgia Department of Labor, was recognized as the 2017 Ambassador of the Year. As a recruiter he is responsible for building relationships with small-medium size companies throughout Cobb-Cherokee County and assist them with their hiring needs. He works with companies to address their employee needs and where companies find the most pain when trying to retain strong, reliable people to fill very important roles within the companies and the communities in which they serve. Dédré is considered to be a Workforce Development Specialist where has expertise in recruiting, career planning, employer relations, and marketing implementation.

Mr. Dédré Brown is a motivated, organized, and accomplished professional with extensive experience in training development, project management, workforce development, and leadership development. I consider myself an exceptional communicator with a proven track record in negotiation, marketing research/planning, client relationships, teamwork, people skills and customer focus skills. Highly effective in leveraging customer relationships to facilitate and maximize growth in the business industry. Successful in developing and implementing training programs supporting the workforce industry.

Often times you will find Dédré working tirelessly with employers such as Papa John’s, First Data, Verizon Wireless, CarMax and several other companies looking to find the next great match. Not only that, but Dédré works with the job seeker to develop their résumé and getting them prepared for potential interviews. Nothing is more important than to be able to assist a job seeker and then send them on a job interview and that job seeker get the job. This is very reason Dédré loves his job so much. In his current role Dédré is one of the very few who has obtained his Certification as a Professional Résumé Writer (CPRW). So he is always motivated to share his knowledge and expertise with those who need it.

Mr. Brown serves an Ambassador for the Cobb County Chamber of Commerce and on the Chairmen’s Council at the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce. He also serves on the President’s Advisory Board for Reinhardt University. Dédré is also the outgoing Recording Secretary for his fraternity Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. where he served 5 years in that capacity. Among his many other community contributions, he is a volunteer at the Center for Family Resources where he assists individuals who need assistance with finding work, or assistance with résumé development.

Dédré earned his B.A. in Political Science from Clark Atlanta University. He has plans to get his Masters in Public Administration in the very near future. In his spare time, Dédré enjoys traveling, skating, going to the movies, and reading self-help books!

Ambassador of the Month

Kim ElletWe're excited to announce Kim Ellet as the Ambassador of the Month! Kim Ellet is a certified professional coach and owner of The Growth Coach of Metro Atlanta. Kim’s passion is transformation: challenging the status-quo and making a difference on the planet and within her community. Her mission is to inspire business leaders to commit to a higher vision of who they can be and what they can achieve. The Growth Coach proven systems provide the necessary structure and accountability to achieve maximum results.

Kim’s background is in sales & marketing, public relations and advocacy spanning small business, start-up, non-profit and franchises. She has worked in several small to medium size organizations including hotels, corporate event production and public relations. She is a former owner and partner in a commercial general contracting firm and 4 men’s hair salon franchises, as well.

Kim specializes in coaching business owners and leaders to unlock their potential and create actionable plans for accountability and results.

One of her favorite quotes is, “Life is a daring adventure or it is nothing at all!” – Helen Keller.

Kim can be reached at ,