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.

2017 Ambassadors

Alicia Adams   Alicia Adams
Center for Family Resources
Ward Irvin   Ward Irvin
Thrivent Financial
Ken Adams   Ken Adams
Dan Kaiser   Dan Kaiser
LGE Community Credit Union
Barb Allen   Barb Allen
Smyrna Public Safety Foundation
Trish Kyger   Trish Kyger
The Juice Plus+ Company
Todd Ash   Todd Ash
Fidelity Bank
Delphine LaGroon   Delphine LaGroon
American Family Insurance
Joe Beach   Joe Beach
Dan Landis  

Dan Landis
Kirby Landis, LLC

Dedre Brown   Dedré Brown
Georgia Department of Labor
Joseph Malbrough   Joseph Malbrough
The UPS Store
Littie Brown   Littie Brown
SpeedPro Imaging Marietta
Donna Middlebrooks   Donna Middlebrooks
ReMax Around Atlanta
Connie Bullock   Connie Bullock
Bullock Hope House
Dylon Ross   Dylon Ross
Comcast Business
Yvonne Byars   Yvonne Byars
MUST Ministries
Beth Summers   Beth Summers
David Cole   David Cole
Freeman Mathis & Gary
  Nwa'ndo Ume-Nwagbo
Smithers Thorton & Ume-Nwagbo
Alice Dondelinger   Alice Dondelinger
Scott Voorhees   Scott Voorhees
Aon Risk Solutions, Inc.
Kim Ellet   Kim Ellet
The Growth Coach
   of Metro Atlanta
Kisa Walker   Kisa Walker
The K M Walker Agency
Ned Goepp   Ned Goepp
SmartBox Portable Storage
Mark Zangari   Mark Zangari
Dollar Wise Cartridge, L.L.C.
Russ Hall   Russ Hall
ActionCOACH Business Coaching
Erin Zwigart   Erin Zwigart
Georgia Crafted
Ken Hammock   Ken Hammock
The Joy FM

2016 Ambassador of the Year

Ken HammockKen Hammock of The Joy FM was recognized as the 2016 Ambassador of the Year. Ken is just a Georgia boy through and through. He was raised on a farm in middle Georgia. After a full year of training in the United States Navy, he visited 23 countries in three years providing telecommunications, Morse code, and cryptography services during the advent of the satellite communications era. His tour carried him into top-secret operations and adventures few have ever experienced.

Ken received education at Mercer University and Macon College in Macon, Georgia. His work career has carried him from ownership a monthly publication and printing company, management of small town radio stations, sales management of a Ford Dealership, CEO of an Atlanta-based remodeling company, and currently, for the past seven years he has served as an underwriting and marketing consultant for the largest Christian Radio station in the southeast, 93.3 The JOY FM. His radio career spreads over 27 years.

He has received certification as a Radio Marketing Master and a Diamond Certified Radio Marketing Consultant through the nationally based Radio Association of Broadcasters.

He is also a writer, speaker, trainer, and consultant. His articles have been printed in local newspapers, national magazines and online.

Ken Hammock is a member of multiple chambers and business associations, but Cobb Chamber of Commerce has become a primary outlet to volunteer and be actively involved in a vibrant and business-focused community.

His primary goal and purpose are to find and help businesses or non-profit organizations serving Metro-Atlanta to build effective partnerships with the core female-targeted audience of the media group he serves.

Ken Hammock currently lives in Fayetteville, Georgia with a family of eleven, including his wife of 34 years, son, daughter and son-in-law, and six grandchildren.

Ambassador of the Month

We're excited to announce Nwa'ndo Ume-Nwagbo of Smithers Thorton & Ume-Nwagbo as the Ambassador of the Month! Nwa’ndo Ume-Nwagbo focuses her practice on representing employers in all aspects of employee benefits law.

She regularly counsels clients regarding their obligations under the Internal Revenue Code, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) and other laws that govern their employee benefit plans and programs such as qualified retirement plans, employee stock purchase plans (ESPPs), employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs) and executive compensation plans and programs.  She also works with companies to address employee benefit and employment law issues that arise during various business transactions including mergers, stock and asset acquisitions and credit facility arrangements.

Nwa’ndo also advises clients in connection with drafting and negotiating employment, change-in-control and independent contractor agreements aimed at attracting and retaining the most qualified individuals best suited for each client’s needs.  She also works with clients in developing innovative strategies to manage reductions-in-force, wage and hour issues, employee hiring, training and firing.

She also routinely counsels clients in developing and implementing strategies that ensure clients’ compliance with various federal and state employment laws including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) and Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

In addition to working with for-profit companies, Nwa’ndo regularly works with a variety of not-for-profit organizations including one of the largest not-for-profit entities in the U.S.  She assists them in getting incorporated under the applicable state law and obtaining 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status from the IRS.  She also works with not-for-profit organizations in identifying, establishing and administering their retirement plans (such as 401(k), 403(b) and 457(b) plans) to allow their employees to save for their retirement while allowing the plan sponsors to meet their own goal. 

Finally, she works with these entities to develop and maintain different executive compensation plans and programs (including 457(f) plans) that are uniquely tailored to such entities to allow them to compete for top talent in an employment market that tends to be dominated by larger employers that are able to offer huge annual base salaries, stock options and other perquisites.

Nwa’ndo earned a J.D. from Duke University and a B.A. in Political Science from East Tennessee State University.  She is admitted to practice in Georgia and North Carolina is a member of the state bar associations in both states.

She currently serves on the Board of Directors for Vision Rehabilitation Services of Georgia, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides critical services to blind and low vision residents of Cobb County and all of Northwest Georgia.

In her spare time, Nwa’ndo enjoys traveling, reading historical fiction/non-fiction books and has recently become fanatical about powerlifting.