Leadership Cobb Announces its Class of 2019

Staff Report From Metro Atlanta CEO

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018

Leadership Cobb has selected 50 new participants for the 2018-2019 class. Leadership Cobb is a leadership development program focused on personal and professional growth through awareness, community resources and the social, political and economic needs of the community at large.

The 2019 Class:

Sheronica Barcliff
The Barcliff Group LLC

Wezly Barnard
Snellings Walters Insurance Agency

Jeriene Bonner
Allied Bonding Company

Chuck Boring
Cobb County District Attorney's Office

Rita Breen
Georgia Power Company

Mark Carter
Taylor English Duma LLP

Ross Cavitt
Cobb County Government

Craig Cupid

Heidi Dasinger
Marietta Power and Water

Mindy Elkan
MDE School

Kim Ellet
The Growth Coach

Brian Faison
Kaiser Permanente

Jonathan Fallin
CDH Partners, Inc.

Angie Fiese
Gas South, LLC

Andrea Foard
Cobb County Department of Transportation

Jeremy Fort
The Service Fort LLC

Jerry Fountain
Foreman Seeley Fountain Architecture

Bruce Fraser
Cobb County Schools

Michele Harry
The Macallan Group

Ellen Hill
Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby's International Realty

Brad Hulsey
Brad A. Hulsey & Associates, Inc.

Julie Jacobs
Georgia Attorney General's Office

Melanie Kagan
United Way of Greater Atlanta

Dan Kaiser
LGE Community Credit Union

Leslie Kehoe
Cohen Pollock Merlin & Small

Luke Mashburn
Atlanta United FC

Jason Meade
Marietta City Schools

Keylan Mitchell
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families

Darin Mitchell Jr.

Greg Mize
Atlanta Braves

Kay Morgan
Morgan & Morgan Realty of Keller Williams

Alan Muster
WellStar Health System

ShaTonya Nicholson
Lockheed Martin

Missy Owen
Davis Direction Foundation, Inc.

Michael Parkerson
Kennesaw State University

Julie Peck
Heartland Payment Systems

Mike Register
Cobb County Police Department

Matt Riedemann
Relocal Home Real Estate Services

Melissa Sabia
Cobb Chamber of Commerce

Jon Schultz
Mauldin & Jenkins, LLC

Kim Sherk
Ridley International, Inc.

Alisha Smith
Town Center Community Improvement District

Trooper Smith II
Freese and Nichols, Inc.

Beth Summers
Roam Innovative Workplace

Jasmine Taylor
Cobb Community Mental Health

Elizabeth Weaver
Elizabeth's Edibles Personal Chef Services

Reed Weigle
Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC

Bill Westenberger
City of Kennesaw, Police Department

Lynn Wigington
Croy Engineering

John Zercher
Zercher Realty Partners


This year’s class will be led by Co-Chairs Christina Martin, Kaiser Permanente, and Tripp Boyer, Wells Fargo Advisors, and Vice Co-Chairs, Melissa Perignat, Holt Ney Zatcoff & Wasserman, and Mike DeWitt, Brightworth Financial. “Lean in. Reach Out.” is the 2019 class theme and throughout the year, participants in the program will be challenged to look for opportunities to seek challenges, take risks and pursue their goals.

Class members have been selected from various industries, community organizations, government entities, religious organizations, volunteer programs and other organizations in Cobb County. Throughout the next year, the 50 selected participants will train and study the art of effective leadership through lectures, dialogues and retreats. The goal of their time with Leadership Cobb is to push their own self-discovery, expand upon their pre-existing talents and skills, and to take their leadership abilities from potential to powerful. Leadership Cobb began in 1983 and continues to this day to be one of the most respected leadership programs in the state. Kennesaw State University Coles College of Business Executive MBA Program, is the Leadership Cobb class of 2019’s yearlong presenting sponsor.