Meet Cobb's Next Generation Winners
by Staff report
September 09, 2013 12:00 AM | 619 views | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend | print
CUMBERLAND?- Developing, recruiting and retaining talent is a critical ingredient for Cobb County's business future.

"Cobb's future depends on new talent to create a workforce pipeline that supports the long-term competitiveness of Cobb County's strategic economic development targets," said Beth Herman, chairperson for Cobb's Competitive EDGE Seed Four.

Seed Four is focused on developing and recognizing Cobb's future leaders and recently named its first "Next Generation Award" winners at the Chamber's First Monday Breakfast.

And the winners are Angela Shipp and Jason Sleeman, who were selected because of their leadership, community involvement and input from employers and coworkers.

Angela Shipp

As director of Publications and Digital Media for Cobb EMC, Angela Shipp is responsible for maintaining the corporate brand, quality communications to members and employees, and promoting the company's cooperative spirit. Shipp has earned two Lifetime Achievement awards for her support of Principal for a Day, is a member of the Leadership Cobb Alumni board, the Honorary Commanders steering committee and is co-chairing Cobb Youth Leadership for 2013-2014. She has provided design and communications assistance to the YWCA of Northwest Georgia, MUST Ministries, Center for Family Resources, Tommy Nobis Center/Nobis Works, the Art and Design Showhouse benefiting Marietta Cobb Museum of Art, Cobb Diaper Day, and is founding member of Operation Warmth Cobb.

"Angela's talent and creativity bring a fresh perspective to her projects," says Nurdan Cornelius, marketing manager for Cobb EMC. "She strives to understand the vision and mission of every organization she supports, looks for opportunities to raise awareness of issues important to the community, finds new and creative ways to share a story and is vital to this community both from a professional and volunteer standpoint."

Jason Sleeman

Jason Sleeman is a banker and financial center manager for First Third Bank, where he is on his third location and assignment in as many years. He recently took on the challenge of leading a team to results that have not been reached in prior years by working with employees to help them reach their full potential and goals. "Jason has put in long hours, hard work and energy to help this team achieve great things," said Brenda Harris, regional manager. "He has built a strong loan pipeline through partnerships inside and outside the bank, worked with his team to get to know their clients better, and enhanced the value that the bank provides to its customers."

Sleeman's community involvement includes serving two years as chairman of Cobb Young Professionals, chairing the organization's Corporate and Community development program; serving on the Chamber's Board of Directors for the past three years; 2011 vice chair 2012 chair of East Cobb Area Council; 2010-2013 Ambassador Program Member; 2010 Ambassador of the Year; 2013 Cobb Chamber Annual Membership Drive and Captain-Leadership Programs; 2013 Cobb Life 20 Rising Stars under 40; 2012 Cobb Chamber Len Gilbert Award; 2012 Leadership Cobb Class; 2011 First Third Bank Rookie of the Year; 2012 Atlanta Area Council/Foothill District Golden Eagle Steering Committee; 2012-2013 Awana's Cubbies Leader; and volunteering for the Center for Family Resources.

"We are really fortunate to have these two outstanding young professionals in our community," noted Herman.

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