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2/9/2021 CYP
Atlanta Braves' Vice President & Chief People Capital Officer to Speak at Cobb Young Professionals Hybrid Leadership Luncheon

Join the Cobb Chamber’s Cobb Young Professionals (CYP) program on Thursday, Feb. 11 for CYP’s Leadership Luncheon featuring keynote speaker Dr. DeRetta Rhodes. Dr. Rhodes will speak on dealing with difficult bosses, understanding your work personality, and how to build relationships and find mentors. Positive relationships in the workplace are an integral part of career success. When building relationships in the workplace, you will notice an increase in productivity and overall job satisfaction. By taking certain steps toward understanding your emotional intelligence and getting to know your coworkers, you can build lasting, professional relationships.

DeRetta Rhodes, Ph.D. joined the Atlanta Braves in 2019 as Senior Vice President of Human Resources, overseeing people capital initiatives for the orga¬nization’s Major League, Minor League and The Battery Atlanta operations.

Prior to joining the Braves, Dr. Rhodes was the Executive Vice President/Chief Human Resources Officer of the YMCA of Metro Atlanta, Vice President of Human Resources at First Data, Vice President of Human Resources for Turner Broadcasting and held leadership positions at Ernst & Young, ADP, and YUM Brand.

Dr. Rhodes received her undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia, her Master’s in Business Administration from Clark Atlanta University and her Ph.D. in adult education from the University of Georgia. She is a certified facilitator for the Benchmark 360 assessment by the Center for Creative Leadership, DISC coach and facilitator, qualified facilitator for the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and HOGAN Assessment.

She is currently a Board Director Member and Member Engagement Chair of Human Resource Leadership Forum (HRLF), Board Member of 21st Century Leaders, Advisory Member of HR Exchange Network and past President of the Alumni Board of Family Consumer Science College at the University of Georgia.

Registration is still open to attend the luncheon virtually. The luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m. and is sponsored by Yearlong Presenting Sponsor Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Registration is free and open to members and non-members at A Zoom link will be sent in a registration confirmation email. For more information about Cobb Young Professionals, contact Rebecca Chadwick at