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:

  • Oct. 21, 2021: Pairing Party, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Nov. 9, 2021: Orientation, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Jan. 27, 2022: Mentee Roundtable 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • March 3, 2022: Mid-Program Social, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • June 9, 2022: Wrap Up Party, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.


Applications Open!

Applications are now being accepted for the 2021-2022 Next Generation Mentoring Program. All applications must be submitted by Friday, Aug. 27, 2021.

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Presented by:

Cobb EMC

2020-2021 Mentoring Pairs

Alex Almodovar, Assistant to the City Manager, City of Acworth
Fitz Johnson, Owner & CEO, ASID Group International

Bobby Allard, Senior Preconstruction Director, McCarthy Building Companies
Arnold Huffman, CEO, Digital Yalo

David Bennett, Associate Director of Event Services, Kennesaw State University
Lance LoRusso, Principal, LoRusso Law Firm

Maranie Brown, Senior Digital Program Manager, You Are Here (YAH) Agency
Littie Brown, President & Co-Owner, Speedpro Marietta

Joy Dyess, Vice President, Special Projects Director, BankSouth Mortgage
Andrew Cox, Chief of Staff & VP of Leadership Development, Wellstar Health System

Susan Heikkila, Associate Attorney, O'Dell, O'Neal, Hungerford & Blanchard
Carla Jackson, Tax Commissioner, Cobb County Government

Patrick Ho, HR Generalist, City of Kennesaw
Mazi Mazloom, President, The Mazloom Law Firm

Sam Holmes, Commercial Underwriter I, Synovus
Brett McClung, Owner, McClung & Associates

Ellen Marsh, Vice President, Private Banking Relationship Manager, Iberiabank / First Horizon Bank
Secret Holland, Vice President of Human Resources & Community Affairs,Gas South

David Norton, Partner, Lexdyn
Tripp Boyer, President, Boyer Wealth Management

Taylor Payne, Project Engineer, Croy Engineering
Dena Rodrigues, Vice President of Property Services, Daniel Corporation

Claudia Perez, Assurance Supervisor, Smith & Howard
Tracy Styf, Executive Director, Town Center CID

Kelsey Ray, Marketing Coordinator, Futren Hospitality
Bill Tanks, Public Services Agency Director, Cobb County Government

Chase Sanger, Field Representative, U.S. House of Representatives
Brian Marcos, Deputy Fire Chief & Deputy Director of Emergency Management, City of Smyrna Fire Department

Pauline Snell, Project Manager, Mopdog Creative + Strategy
Kevin Hyland, President & CEO, Sweetwater Financial

Courtney Spiess, Marketing & PR Manager, Marietta Visitors Bureau
LeAnne Richards, Supply Chain Integration Leader, Colgate Palmolive Co.

Krista Williams, Consumer Marketing Specialist, Cobb EMC
Brittney Gray, Director of Visitor Services, Georgia Department of Economic Development


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