Cobb Young Professionals debut the ‘Next Generation Mentoring Program’
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November 07, 2013 01:23 AM | 2464 views | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Cobb Young Professionals, the Cobb Chamber’s networking group for young professionals in their 20s and 30s, named the participants in the 2013-14 Next Generation Mentoring Program, presented by Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. The program was created 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 business community.

The program will consist 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.

The 12 Cobb Young Professionals, selected from applicants who are active within the community and the Cobb Young Professionals program, are — Angelo Brown of DeVry University, Keller Graduate School of Management; Katy Ruth Camp of The Georgia Ballet; Brian Capozzi of Lincoln Educational Services; LaBrita Cash-Baskett of Fundamental Focus; Meredith Davis, 2013 Chamber Board member and community activist; Ashley Hungerford of United Way; Kevin Hyland of Sweetwater Financial; Ben Johnson of ABC Home and Commercial; Ally Rakoczy of Aerotek; Andrew Snyder of NOODLEit, Inc.; Andreas Wilder of Hill, Wilder & Associates; and Andrew Windham of College Planning Institute.

Mentors, selected from the community and active in both the Chamber and varying industries, are —Jeri Barr, CEO of the Center For Family Resources; Tony Britton of Community and Southern Bank; Shan Cooper, vice president and general manager of Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company; Andy Crowe, CEO of Velociteach; Barbara Hickey, director of The Etiquette School of Atlanta; Dr. Michael Hinojosa, superintendent of the Cobb County School District; John Loud, CEO of LOUD Security Systems; Kim Menefee, senior vice president of Public/Government Affairs at WellStar; Greg Morgan, partner in charge of Mauldin & Jenkins; Dr. Ike Reighard, president and CEO of MUST Ministries; Dr. Kathy Schwaig, dean of the Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State University; and Pam Younker, community outreach liaison at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

For more information on Cobb Young Professionals or the Next Generation Mentoring Program, contact Jessica Dudley at (770) 859-2359 or

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