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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. 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.

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.


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.


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2019 Cobb Young Professionals Steering Committee

2019 Chairwoman
Ashley Irwin
Hospital Development Officer
WellStar Foundation

2019 Vice Chair
AJ Brooks

Assistant Vice President, Operations
WellStar Medical Group


Jason Albritton
Business Lender
LGE Community Credit Union

Alyssa Blanchard
O’Dell & O’Neal, P.C.

Katy Ruth Camp
Features Editor
Marietta Daily Journal

Jeremy Cronemeyer
Marketing/Operations Manager
Wickham Financial & Insurance Services

Steven Ellis
Assistant Solicitor General & Public Affairs Liaison
Cobb County Solicitor
General’s Office

Maggie Gendernalik
Digital Marketing Associate

Tim Holdsworth
Elarbee, Thompson, Sapp & Wilson LLP

Heidi McIvor-Allen

Director of Automotive Marketing
Local Marketing Inc.

Emily McMillan
General Manager
Nothing Bundt Cakes

Mack Parnell
State and Local Government Relations Director
Congressman Barry Loudermilk

Brandon Porter
Financial Advisor
Northwestern Mutual

Jayne Warren

Business Development Rep
Georgia Power

Chamber Staff Manager
Rebecca Chadwick
Events Coordinator
Cobb Chamber of Commerce

For more information about Cobb Young Professionals, contact Rebecca Chadwick at 770-859-2368 or

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 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


Thank you to Social Sponsor:

KSU Colles College MBA Programs

Next Generation Mentoring Program Sponsor:

Cobb EMC