Cobb Chamber of Commerce

Member Services

Honorary Commanders

Honorary Commanders is a cooperative effort of the Cobb Chamber, Dobbins Air Reserve Base (ARB), General Lucius D. Clay National Guard Center, Navy and Marine Corps. The Honorary Commanders Association annually selects community and business leaders and pairs them with military commanders in a yearlong program, giving those leaders the opportunity to learn more about local military activities, their impact on our economy and various aspects of the national defense system.

For more information about the Honorary Commanders Association, contact Joel Blockton at 770-859-2348 or

Thank you to our Presenting Sponsors:


2019 Class Members

Gina Auld
City of Kennesaw

Neera Bahl
One Path Legal

Irene Barton
Cobb Collaborative

Chris Britton
Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC

Rebecca Collins
Croy Engineering

Peter Conn
The Home Depot

Jonathan Crumly
Taylor English Decisions

Wayne Dodd
U.S. Congressman Barry Loudermilk's Office

Connor Eriksen
Gas South

Bobby Fisher
Cobb County Police Dept.

Renee Fraley
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

Justen Giambalvo

Robert Harvey
Smyrna Police Dept.

Joyette Holmes
Cobb County Magistrate

Kelly Huff
City of Marietta

Laura King
LGE Community Credit Union

Patrick Lee
Hilton Garden Inn & Homewood Suites Kennesaw

John Loud
LOUD Security Systems

Duncan McNeel
McNeel Construction

Colin Meaders
Meadco Contractor Services

BJ Mitchell
Atlanta Braves

Greg Morgan
Mauldin & Jenkins

Tammy Palmgren
Kaiser Permanente

Smith Peck
HUB International

Amber Thomas-Hutson

Leslie Thompson
Cobb EMC

2019 Governing Board

Co-Chairs, HCA 2019
Greg Teague
Christine Reliford

Immediate Past Chair
Leslie Hammond

Co-Chairs, HCAA
Bob Finlayson
Beth Johnston

Memories Co-Chairs
Nurdan Cornelius
David Lee

Military Outreach
Tim Kelley

Chamber Representative:
Joel Blockton

Board Members:
Steve Cyr
Robert Stephens
Linda Rodriguez
Don Keller
Alan Adcock
Chris Welchel
Jeff Adcock
Tim Milligan
Allison Carter
Kristi Janman

Military Advisors
Walter Marques
Axel Spens
Meredith Kirchoff