Cobb Chamber of Commerce

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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 dedication of time and energy. Click here to see a list of program dates and times. To learn more about Leadership Cobb, click here.

2018-2019 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 Ashley Ward at 770-859-2346 or

2018-2019 Class Members

Scott Andrews
City of Smyrna

Sheronica Barcliff
The Barcliff Group LLC

Wezly Barnard
Snellings Walters Insurance Agency

Jeriene Bonner
Allied Bonding Company

Chuck Boring
Cobb County District Attorney's Office

Rita Breen
Georgia Power Company

Mark Carter
Taylor English Duma LLP

Ross Cavitt
Cobb County Government

Craig Cupid

Heidi Dasinger
Marietta Power and Water

Mindy Elkan
MDE School

Kim Ellet
The Growth Coach

Brian Faison
Kaiser Permanente

Jonathan Fallin
CDH Partners, Inc.

Andrea Foard
Cobb County Department of Transportation

Jeremy Fort
The Service Fort LLC

Jerry Fountain
Foreman Seeley Fountain Architecture

Bruce Fraser
Cobb County Schools

Michele Harry
The Macallan Group

Ellen Hill
Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby's International Realty

Brad Hulsey
Brad A. Hulsey & Associates, Inc.

Julie Jacobs
Georgia Attorney General's Office

Bill Johnson
Cobb County Fire & Emergency Services

Melanie Kagan
United Way of Greater Atlanta

Dan Kaiser
LGE Community Credit Union

Leslie Kehoe
Cohen Pollock Merlin & Small

Luke Mashburn
Atlanta United FC

Jason Meade
Marietta City Schools

Keylan Mitchell
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families

Darin Mitchell Jr.

Greg Mize
Atlanta Braves

Kay Morgan
Morgan & Morgan Realty of Keller Williams

Alan Muster
WellStar Health System

ShaTonya Nicholson
Lockheed Martin

Missy Owen
Davis Direction Foundation, Inc.

Julie Peck
Heartland Payment Systems

Mike Register
Cobb County Police Department

Matt Riedemann
Relocal Home Real Estate Services

Melissa Sabia
Cobb Chamber of Commerce

Jon Schultz
Mauldin & Jenkins, LLC

Kim Sherk
Ridley International, Inc.

Alisha Smith
Town Center Community Improvement District

Trooper Smith II
Freese and Nichols, Inc.

Beth Summers
Roam Innovative Workplace

Jasmine Taylor
Cobb Community Mental Health

Elizabeth Weaver
Elizabeth's Edibles Personal Chef Services

Reed Weigle
Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC

Bill Westenberger
City of Kennesaw, Police Department

Lynn Wigington
Croy Engineering

John Zercher
Zercher Realty Partners


“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