Cobb Chamber of Commerce

Member Services

Next Generation Mentoring Program

Cobb Young Professionals created the Next Generation Mentoring Program in 2013 to build connections between members of Cobb Young Professionals and established members of the Cobb Chamber, in order to develop the future leaders of the Cobb County business community.

The program consists of face-to-face meetings and events throughout the program year, including discussions to set and track goals. Mentors will provide young professional participants with expertise and insight needed to grow successfully in their career, while helping develop and achieve personal goals.

Attendance at all program events and meetings is mandatory for maximum involvement. The time commitment is for seven one-on-one sessions (date and time to be determined with mentors) during the program year, as well as five program dates:

  • Thursday, Oct. 18 – Pairing Party (5:30 to 7:30 p.m.), Mandatory
  • Thursday, Nov. 8 – Orientation (10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.), Mandatory
  • Thursday, Jan. 31 – Mentee Roundtable (11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.), Optional
  • Thursday, Mar. 7 – Mid-Year Social (5:30 to 7:30 p.m.), Mandatory
  • Thursday, June 6 – Wrap-Up Party (5:30 to 7:30 p.m.), Mandatory


Presented by:

Cobb EMC

2018 Mentors

Sonya Allen, Assistant Division Commander of Administrative Services, Cobb County Sheriff's Office

Yvonne Byars, Sr. Director of Volunteer Services, MUST Ministries

Michelle Cooper-Kelly, Councilwoman, City of Marietta Councilwoman & Anheuser-Busch

Chris Fields, Director, Mauldin & Jenkins

Sam Heaton, Director, Cobb County Department of Public Safety

Arnold Huffman, CEO, Digital Yalo

Cheryl Hungerford, Retired, Cobb County Deputy Superintendent

Lee Johnson, Cobb Market President/Senior Vice President, Regions Bank

Betsy Mathews, Cobb Development Director, Northwest Family YMCA

Mazi Mazloom, President, The Mazloom Law Firm, LLC

Brett McClung, Partner, McClung & Associates, PC

Dena Rodrigues, Vice President Property Management, Daniel Corp

Holly Tuchman, Co-Owner, RobertKent Galleries

2018 Mentees

Derek Cox, City of Kennesaw

Clint Crowe, Elite Event Rentals

Brittany Everette, Iberiabank

Rebecca Graham, City of Kennesaw

Russ Kanner, Smith and Howard, PC

John McDonough, Kaiser Permanente

Luci Morgan, Town Center CID

Ashley Ottinger, Cobb Chamber of Commerce

Jennifer Peinado, Cobb EMC

Morgan Powell, Synovus Bank

Caitlin Tabilog, Atlanta Business Circulators

Ryan Tramel, Kaiser Permanente

Aimee Turner, Croy Engineering


Click here to read testimonials from this program.