Cobb Chamber of Commerce

Member Services

Leadership Cobb

The Program

Leading by example allows Leadership Cobb participants to directly impact the Cobb community. Fifty diverse and qualified individuals are selected annually to participate in this leadership development program. Leadership Cobb enhances personal and professional growth while participants gain awareness of current issues, community resources and the social, political and economic needs of the community.

The Learning Experience

Leadership Cobb develops leadership skills and knowledge through its programs and retreats. Participants are introduced to a variety of viewpoints that illustrate the array of economic, political, educational and social factors at work in Cobb County. Sessions combine lectures and dialogue among speakers as well as audience interaction with leaders in all facets of the community.

Please note that the Leadership Cobb program year requires a significant commitment of time and energy. Click here to see a list of program dates and times. To learn more about Leadership Cobb, click here.


2019-2020 Presenting Sponsor:

Topics covered include:

Armed Forces Mentoring
Arts & Recreation Politics
Economic Development Public Safety
Education Regionalism
Health Social Services
Leadership Training

For more information about Leadership Cobb, please contact Michele Howard at 770-859-2345 or

2019-2020 Class Members

Julia Ayers
Kennesaw State University

Diane Benson-Brown
Embassy Suites Atlanta Galleria

Kim Blass
Marietta City Schools

Scott Cline
Ruby-Collins, Inc.

Pam Conner
City of Powder Springs

Nancy Couch
Graphic Vision, Inc.

Daniel Cummings
City of Marietta

Jason Cunningham
Croy Engineering

Katina Cunningham
C3 Innovations LLC

Andrew Dill
Lockheed Martin

Matt Eyrich
LOUD Security Systems

Fran Friedrich
Renasant Bank

Bradley Fulkerson

Andy Gaines
Earl and Rachel Smith Strand Theatre

Lindsay Gardner
Office of the District Attorney, Cobb County

Carl Garner
Mauldin & Jenkins, CPAs

Jeff Goldberg
Resurgens Orthopaedics

Brad Gubler
Ascendia Advisors, LLC

Kellie Hill
Magistrate Court of Cobb County

Lindsay Hill
Southern Company Gas

Gerlda Hines
GA Department of Human Services

Michele Howard
Cobb Chamber

Jon Ingram
Atlanta Area Council, Boy Scouts of America

Christian Jacobsen
Macallan Construction

Kristi Janman
Nothing Bundt Cakes

Vanita Keswani
Cobb Travel & Tourism / Cobb Arts Vibe

Gilles LaMarche
Life University

Katie Leonard
Boyd Collar Nolen Tuggle & Roddenbery, LLC

Juliana Lindley
Freckled & Blue Kitchen

Barbara LoRusso
LoRusso Law Firm

John Loyd
Crestline Engineering / Loyd Development Services

Fallon McClure
The Law Offices of Fallon F McClure

Billy Miles, Jr.
Gregory, Doyle, Calhoun & Rogers

Rachel Miller
Georgia Southern University

Kevin Milman
Cobb EMC

Jamie Moody
The Bottoms Group, LLC

Kevin Nicholas
Ingenious Med

Rosan Petrillo
Kaiser Permanente of GA

David Quiroga
AMB Sports + Entertainment

LeAnne Richards
Colgate Palmolive Company

Natalie Rutledge
Communities In Schools of Georgia
in Marietta/Cobb County

Geoffrey Schmidt
Atlanta Braves Baseball Club

Chris Sizemore
Creative Mischief

Joe Stockman
Raise The Bar Business Coaching & Consulting

Brian Sullivan
St. Benedict's Episcopal School

Bill Tanks
Cobb County Government

Dan Timko
Timko Holdings, LLC

Stephen Vault
WellStar Health System

Bill Volckmann
Cobb County Government

Carly Westcott
The Home Depot


“I remember when we started; someone told me that this would be a life changing experience. I remember thinking to myself, “this person must not have lived a very full  life if the Leadership Cobb program had changed their life”.

I can’t speak for my entire class, but this program has been a life changing experience for me. I’ve taken the lessons from this program and have started incorporating them into my business and my personal life. I am more involved now with my community than I have ever been, and I know that this will never change. I’ve learned the meaning of REAL “servant leadership”. Giving back, getting involved, and how just one person can make such a powerful impact in a community. Ron Clark, Juanita Stedman and so many others along the way have provided REAL life examples of this to me. I would NEVER have gained this experience in such a short amount of time if it hadn’t been for Leadership Cobb.” – Shane Garrison, Puckett EMS