Cobb Chamber of Commerce

Your Chamber

Board of Directors

Executive Board

Mitch Rhoden
Futren Hospitality


Chair-Elect/Workforce Development Liaison
John Loud
LOUD Security Systems

Immediate Past Chair
Trey Sanders
Brasfield & Gorrie

General Counsel
Dave Cole
Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP

Vice Chair, Finance
Jeff Fucito
Mauldin & Jenkins, LLC

Vice Chair, Member Development
Britt Fleck
Georgia Power

Vice Chair, Economic Development
Kevin Greiner
Gas South

Vice Chair, Member & Commnity Programs
Greg Teague
Croy Engineering

Vice Chair, Government Affairs
Andrew Dill
Lockheed Martin

Vice Chair, Marketing & Communications
Tammy Palmgren
Kaiser Permanente

Appointed Director
Rob Garcia

Appointed Director
Dale Kaetzel
Six Flags Over Georgia

Appointed Director
Peter Heintzelman
Cobb EMC

Appointed Director
Andy Macke

Appointed Director
Mike LaFerle
The Home Depot

Appointed Director
Candice Saunders
WellStar Health System

Appointed Director
Cynthia Reichard

Appointed Director
Pam Whitten
Kennesaw State University

Appointed Director
Jeremy Strife
Atlanta Braves/The Battery Atlanta

Recent Past Chairs

Gary Bottoms, 2017
The Bottoms Group

Terry DeWitt, 2016
CenterState Bank

Kim Menefee, 2015
Cumberland CID

Ben Mathis, 2014
Freeman Mathis & Gary

Greg Morgan, 2013
Mauldin & Jenkins

At Large Directors

Jason Anavitarte

Pam Younker
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

Brian Thornton
RaceTrac Petroleum, Inc.

Don Barbour
AT&T Georgia

Melissa Cantrell
CDH Partners, Inc.

Otis Brumby
Marietta Daily Journal/Neighbor Newspapers Inc.

Heath Garrett

Mark Mathews

PJ Zonsius
Gas South



Chairman's Special Appointees

Elaine Armster
Linkscape360, LLC

Neera Bahl
One Path Legal

Phil Barber
Geo-Hydro Engineers, Inc.

Rick Bennett
Bennett Thrasher LLP

Andrew Cox
WellStar Health System

Lisa Crossman
Cobb & Douglas Public Health

Doug Davidson
New South Construction

Wayne Dodd
Congressman Loudermilk’s Office

Kevan Espy
Cobb EMC

Joe Garner
Clear Channel

Scott Gregory
Gregory, Doyle, Calhoun & Rogers, LLC

Secret Holland
Gas South

Jon Ingram
Boy Scouts

Dan Joy
Rule Joy & Trammell + Rubio

Lawson Kirkland
ServisFirst Bank

Mike Knowles
Fifth Third Bank

Bruce Lavin

Lance LoRusso
LoRusso Law Firm

Devesh Mathur

Roderick McLean
Lockheed Martin

Steve Michaels
Aaron’s, Inc.

Michael Paris
Council for Quality Growth

Smith Peck
HUB International

Pete Quinones
MetroAtlanta Ambulance

Tracy Rathbone Styf
Town Center CID

Bruce Richards
Manhattan Associates

Patti Schoettler

Drew Shambarger

Michael Stainback
Brasfield & Gorrie

Megan Stambaugh

Brandy Swanson
Smith & Howard

Bob Walsh
Delta Community Credit Union

Amy Weber
Dame Law

Caroline Whaley
Gateway Marietta CID

David Wilkerson
Cobb Delegation


Elected Directors from Councils & Committees

Cumberland Area Council Chair
Holly Quinlan, Cobb Travel & Tourism

East Cobb Area Council Chair
Dan Buyers, McWhirter Realty

Marietta Area Council Chair
Daniel Cummings, City of Marietta

Northwest Cobb Area Council Chair
Allan Bishop, Kennesaw State University

Smyrna Area Council Chair
Eddie Wade, Croy Engineering

South Cobb Area Council Chair
Lorieal Green, South Cobb Redevelopment Authority & Keller Williams

HCAA Co-Chair
Bob Finlayson

HCAA Co-Chair
Beth Johnston, Educational Consultant

Honorary Commanders Co Chair
Christine Reliford, Retired U.S. Marine Corps

Honorary Commanders Co Chair
Greg Teague, Croy Engineering

LCAA Chair
Brittney Gray, Georgia Dept. of Economic Development

Cobb Executive Women Chair
Carla Jackson, Cobb County Government

Leadership Cobb Co-Chair
Mike DeWitt, Brightworth, LLC

Leadership Cobb Co-Chair
Melissa Perignat, Holt, Ney, Zatcoff & Wasserman, LLP

Diversity & Inclusion Council Co-Chair
Cherelle Cortez, JE Dunn

Diversity & Inclusion Council Co-Chair
Lee Johnson, Atlantic Capital Bank

Cobb Young Professionals &
Mentoring Program Chair

Ashley Hungerford Irwin, WellStar Health System

Cobb Young Professional Vice Chair
AJ Brooks, WellStar Health System

CYP Mentoring Program Co-Chair
Al Martin, Georgia Power



Ex-Officios and Special Observers

Rob Hosack, County Manager
Cobb County Government

Jackie McMorris, Deputy County Manager
Cobb County Government

Neil Warren, Sheriff
Cobb County Sheriff’s Office

Judge Reuben Green, Chief Judge
Cobb County Superior Court

David Chastain, Board Chair
Cobb County School District

Chris Ragsdale, Superintendent
Cobb County School District

Jason Waters, Board Chair
Marietta Board of Education

Dr. Grant Rivera, Superintendent
Marietta City School District

Brig. Gen. Richard Kemble, Commander
94th Airlift Wing

Dobbins ARB

Tommy Allegood, Mayor
City of Acworth

Max Bacon, Mayor
City of Smyrna

Ollie Clemons Jr., Mayor
City of Austell

Derek Easterling, Mayor
City of Kennesaw

Steve “Thunder” Tumlin, Mayor
City of Marietta

Al Thurman, Mayor
City of Powder Springs

Rosan Hall, Founding Member
Coalition of Cobb County Business Associations

Senator Lindsey Tippins, Chairman
Cobb Legislative Delegation

Clark Hungerford, Chairman
Development Authority of Cobb County

Jerry Nix, Chairman
Cobb-Marietta Coliseum & Exhibit Hall Authority

Michele Swann, GM & CEO
Cobb-Marietta Coliseum & Exhibit Hall Authority

Dr. Ron Newcomb, President
Chattahoochee Technical College

Ken Reaves, Campus Dean
Georgia Highlands College

Dr. Rob Scott, President
Life University

Mark Hubbard, Executive Director

TBA, Provost
Kennesaw State University