Kennesaw State University hosts first Cobb Leadership Summit

Leadership training. Essential networking. Insight from Cobb County leaders. This and more will be featured during the first annual Cobb Leadership Summit June 4. The one−day event will be held in the Convocation Center on the campus of Kennesaw State University from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson (R−Ga.) will join seven other local leaders in a groundbreaking panel discussion on leadership. Joining Isakson on the panel will be Cobb Commission Chairman Sam Olens‚ Cobb County School District Superintendent Fred Sanderson‚ Marietta Daily Journal publisher Otis Brumby‚ Kennesaw State University President Daniel S. Papp‚ Southern Polytechnic State University President Lisa Rossbacher‚ Don Johnson of State Farm Insurance and Jeri Barr‚ CEO of the Center for Family Resources. Best−selling author and leadership expert John Maxwell will deliver the keynote address. (For the complete story‚ please click on the headline above.)

Georgia (May 31, 2007) — Leadership training. Essential networking. Insight from Cobb County leaders. This and more will be featured during the first annual Cobb Leadership Summit June 4. The one−day event will be held in the Convocation Center on the campus of Kennesaw State University from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson (R−Ga.) will join seven other local leaders in a groundbreaking panel discussion on leadership. Joining Isakson on the panel will be Cobb Commission Chairman Sam Olens‚ Cobb County School District Superintendent Fred Sanderson‚ Marietta Daily Journal publisher Otis Brumby‚ Kennesaw State University President Daniel S. Papp‚ Southern Polytechnic State University President Lisa Rossbacher‚ Don Johnson of State Farm Insurance and Jeri Barr‚ CEO of the Center for Family Resources. Best−selling author and leadership expert John Maxwell will deliver the keynote address.

The purpose of the Cobb Leadership Summit is to bring together business‚ government‚ education and nonprofit organizations throughout metro Atlanta to explore ways to move the community forward. Amazon.com Hall of Fame author John Maxwell will guide attendees through “The Leadership Effect‚” discussing the importance of team building within organizations and how everyone in an organization can possess and express leadership qualities. During the afternoon panel discussion‚ the eight panelists will share their experiences‚ discuss current issues impacting Cobb County and answer questions about their leadership roles.

A variety of corporate sponsors and community partners are supporting the summit‚ including the Cobb County School District‚ the Cobb Schools Foundation‚ Kennesaw State University‚ Papa John’s Pizza‚ Dell Computers‚ AT&T‚ Georgia Power‚ OfficeMax−ImPress‚ WellStar Health System‚ AIG Valic‚ the Marietta Daily Journal‚ the Atlanta Hawks and Atlanta Thrashers.

Nearly 3‚000 tickets for the summit have already been sold‚ with fewer than 400 remaining for purchase online at www.unitingcobb.org. Single premium seats are $50 and standard seats are $35‚ with discounts available for group purchases. Lunch from Papa John’s Pizza is included with the cost of the ticket.

All proceeds benefit the Cobb Schools Foundation‚ which administers scholarship programs for Cobb students and grants for Cobb teachers. More information is available at the Cobb Leadership Summit Web site‚ www.unitingcobb.org.


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A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu

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