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Cobb Young Professionals

Cobb Young Professionals is a group within the Cobb Chamber of Commerce dedicated to the promotion and encouragement of young professionals in the work place.

Our Mission

To engage and cultivate talented young professionals by connecting with our peers and providing opportunities to grow their potential, gain visibility, and give back to the community.

Our Vision

To be impactful and relevant economic, social and civic leaders in our communities.

The Cobb Chamber is always on the lookout for a group of savvy, diverse young professionals under 40 that have strong educational backgrounds, a dedicated work ethic and a desire for career development strategy to become involved in CYP.

Through monthly meetings, young professionals will have an opportunity to network with other young professionals and hear from leaders in our communities on topics that will influence them within the workplace.

The main CYP networking social or program is typically held on the last Thursday of each month; however, CYP holds other smaller workshops, leadership luncheons and tours monthly. CYP also offers opportunities to get involved and give back to the community throughout the year. CYP tours offer a behind-the-scenes look at exciting venues in metro Atlanta to learn more about local industries, and stronger relationships are formed with group outings to area sporting events.

There are no extra membership costs to be part of Cobb Young Professionals. If your company is a Cobb Chamber member, most CYP events are free to attend. If you are not a Cobb Chamber member but would still like to become involved with CYP, you are welcome to attend events for a small fee.

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2017 Cobb Young Professionals Steering Committee

2017 Chairman
Kevin Hyland

Sweetwater Financial, LLC
2016 Past Chairman
Marty Heller

Freeman Mathis & Gary

Jason Albritton
Business Lender
LGE Community Credit Union

AJ Brooks
Director, Practice Operations
WellStar Medical Group

Chris Brown
Associate Client Advisor
Sullivan & Schlieman Wealth
Management, LLC

Mandy Burton
Marketing Strategist

Katy Ruth Camp

Features Editor
Marietta Daily Journal

Brian Champ
Tax Manager
Mauldin & Jenkins

Jeremy Cronemeyer
Marketing/Operations Manager
Wickham Financial

Ashley Hungerford
Development Coordinator
WellStar Foundation
Heidi McIvor
Director of Automotive Marketing
Local Marketing Inc.

Leslie O’Neal
O’Dell & O’Neal, P.C.

Megan Stambaugh
Partner Services Director
Cobb Travel & Tourism

Chamber Staff Manager
Maddie Nachtmann

Events Manager
Cobb Chamber of Commerce

For more information about Cobb Young Professionals, contact Maddie Nachtmann at or 770-859-2353.

Connect with Us

Don't miss a thing! Make sure to like Cobb Young Professionals on Facebook, follow @Cobb_YP on Twitter and @cobbyoungprofessionals on Instagram, and join the Cobb Young Professional group on LinkedIn. Event updates will be posted and more ways for you to get involved will be shared.

Next Generation Mentoring Program

In addition to the events, CYP offers the Next Generation Mentoring Program. Through an application process each year, the program pairs distinguished Cobb leaders with young professional mentees and strives to accomplish two things: to help young professionals make connections with established leaders in Cobb, and to serve as a leadership development tool.

Next Generation Award

Each year Cobb Young Professionals also chooses two outstanding young professionals to receive the Next Generation Award. This award encompasses the essence of Cobb Young Professionals. Each of the winners are exceptional leaders that are essential to their profession, active in community, and have demonstrated leadership ability. They truly are young leaders that we can admire, learn from, and celebrate.

Thank you to Presenting Sponsor:

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

Social Sponsor:

Pointe Properties

Next Generation Mentoring Program Sponsor:

Mauldin & Jenkins