Rashad Cobb will join the staff of Brown County United Way as its new chief operating officer, Robyn Davis, the organization’s president and CEO, announced today.
In this newly created role, Cobb will work closely the president and CEO to further implement Brown County United Way’s strategic plan and overall personnel management, according to a press release. The chief operating officer will also regularly interact with United Way volunteers while building and maintaining relationships with community stakeholders, donors and the general public.
“I am excited to join Brown County United Way because of its mission and the people involved at every level of the organization,” Cobb said in a statement.
Cobb comes to the United Way from the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation where he was the director of equity and community initiatives, responsible for leading the foundation’s efforts in specific program areas related to equitable practices, nonprofit capacity-building, collective impact work, grantmaking and other community-wide initiatives. Prior to that he worked for several Brown County area nonprofits, providing direct services to people and in management. Among the sectors he worked include youth facing housing insecurity, prison integration programming, youth development, workforce development and programming aimed at eliminating transportation barriers for working families.
Last month Cobb was named Green Bay’s Citizen of the Year for his extensive community involvement which has included, among other activities, serving on more than 13 volunteer committees, boards and task forces during his nearly two decades living in the community.
“We look forward to leveraging Rashad’s demonstrated leadership along with the depth and breadth of his experience for the success of Brown County United Way and the betterment of our community,” Davis said in a statement.
Cobb will begin his new role at Brown County United Way on September 26.