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


2021-2022 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 Kai Lawrence at 770-859-2346 or

2021-2022 Class Members

Jeremy Abernathy
Abernathy Ditzel Hendrick Bryce LLC

Waseem Ahmed
Lockheed Martin

Callie Andrews
Wellstar Health System

Odessa Archibald
Georgia Power

Daneea Badio-McCray
Marietta Police Department

Eric Baker
Eric Baker & Associates, Keller Williams First Atlanta

Maranie Brown

Scott Bryant
Kennesaw State University

Ross Cannon
Mauldin & Jenkins, LLC

Cynthia Cox
Cobb & Douglas Public Health

Nick Dawe
Cobb Fire and Emergency Services

Kristen Delaney
Cobb EMC

Allie Donahue
Bennett Thrasher

T.J. Ferguson
Dell Technologies

Jessica Gill
Habitat for Humanity Northwest Metro Atlanta

Sonya Grant
CobbWorks, Inc.

Anna Griffin
rand* construction corporation

Karen Hill
Hm Plumbing

Latonia P. Hines
Cobb District Attorney’s Office

Luci Hogue
Bull Realty

Bridges Holmes
The Adecco Group

Marty Hughes
City of Kennesaw

Leroy Tre’ Hutchins
Cobb County School Board

Wes Jackson
Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP

Drew Kelley
Brasfield & Gorrie

Nicole Lawson
United Way of Greater Atlanta

Alan Levine
The Law Office of Alan J. Levine

Brad Meriwether
Atlanta Braves

Brendan Murphy
Magistrate Court of Cobb County

Titus Nichols
Atlanta Personal Injury Law Group

Matt Patterson
Roof Solutions

Tricia Patterson
Marietta City Schools

Katie Pearson
Northside Hospital

Lori Phillips
Honeysuckle Biscuits & Bakery

Brian Sanders
About You Family Medicine

Kerri Sauer
Fannie Mae

Earl Smith
CROFT & Associates

Wes Smith
SouthState Bank

Reggie Snyder
Taylor English Duma LLP

Shawn Strohpaul
Bank of America

Debbie Thatch
Renasant Bank

Roz Tucker
Atlanta Regional Commission

Sasha Ugi
Croy Engineering

Felicia Wagner
Cobb Schools Foundation

Becky Westenberger
Cobb County Sheriff’s Office

Jud Whitney
HD Supply

Eric Widner
LOUD Security Systems, Inc.

Thomas Williams
Kaiser Permanente

Kimberly Williamson
Cox Enterprises

David Younker
Gregory Doyle Calhoun & Rogers


“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