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2/4/2019 Leadership Cobb
Nominations Now Open for 2019-2020 Leadership Cobb Class

Leadership Cobb, the Cobb Chamber of Commerce’s highly coveted leadership development program, is seeking nominations for members of its 2019-2020 class.

Approximately 50 class members will be selected from business, industry, education, government and other professions, as well as from volunteer, civic and religious organizations. Leadership Cobb develops leadership skills and promotes professional and personal growth through experiential learning opportunities. Class members are introduced to a variety of viewpoints, illustrating the array of economic, political, educational and social factors at work in Cobb County. Leadership Cobb program days combine lectures and dialogue with speakers, as well as class member interaction with leaders representing all facets of the Cobb community.

Nominees should be able to assume increased community responsibilities, as the program demands significant time and effort for 10 consecutive months.

Attendance is mandatory for all regularly scheduled events, which are usually held one day per month, plus two three-day retreats in the fall and spring and periodic evening sessions. The program begins fall 2019 and runs through spring 2020.

The program, which is in its 36th year, provides a learning environment that enhances personal and professional growth to benefit the community and the region. Since its inception, more than 1,500 professionals have graduated from the program.

The deadline for nominations is Monday, Feb. 11, 2019. Fill out a nomination form online at or email the nominee’s name, title, employer, mailing address, email address and business or mobile telephone number to Ashley Ward at

Mike DeWitt of Brightworth and Melissa Perignat of Holt Ney Zatcoff & Wasserman, LLP will be co-chairs for the 2019-2020 program year. Wendy Bunch of RE/MAX Pure and Matt Teague of Walton Communities, LLC will be the vice co-chairs for the 2019-2020 program year.

For more information on the Leadership Cobb nomination and selection process, please contact Ashley Ward at