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What does purposeful policing look like? Let’s talk about it at the Wisconsin Leadership Summit


Brown County United Way Chief Operating Officer Rashad Cobb will moderate a panel discusison titled “Purposeful Policing” on Monday, October 11, the first day of the Wisconsin Leadership Summit.

Registration is open now at WisconsinLeadershipSummit.com.

Rashad Cobb serves as the Chief Operating Officer for the Brown County United Way. In this newly created role he is responsible for working closely with the President & CEO to further implement the organization’s strategic plan, provide management of the organization’s day to day operations, and interact with agency volunteers while building and maintaining relationships with community stakeholders, donors, and the general public.

Working in the nonprofit sector speaks to Rashad’s calling because it affords him an opportunity to contribute to community while continually building and building upon relationships with partners that enhance the quality of life for residents in the the community. With over twenty years in the nonprofit sector, with the previous six being dedicated to roles in philanthropy, Rashad is a natural listener who has a passion for people and the varying experiences that they bring to the table. These traits are most evident when Rashad convenes nonprofit and community groups, and when he participates in local, regional, and statewide panels both as a moderator and panelist.

When not at work Rashad is involved in several activities and organizations around great Green Bay including but not limited to his participation as a current or former City of Green Bay Police and Fire Commission commissioner, City of Green Bay Transit Commission commissioner, NeighborWorks Green Bay board member, Literacy Green Bay board member, Family Services of Northeast Wisconsin board member, Advance Economic Development Board board member, Northeast Wisconsin School of Innovation ad hoc member. In addition to his service in these roles he also supports the work of the Greater Green Bay Chamber of Commerce (CURRENT & Young Professionals Advisory Council), Green Bay Neighborhood Leadership Council, Green Bay Area Public School District and Downtown Green Bay & Olde Main Business Districts. When he is not involved in these activities Rashad also finds time to mentor a handful of high school students and young professionals in the community.

Originally from Milwaukee, Wis., Rashad likes to spend his free time watching soccer, traveling, losing to his wife in whatever sports related competition they engage in, and taking in as much live music as possible. He attended Marquette University where he graduated with a bachelors’ degree in Business Management with a focus on supply chain management. He has been a resident of the Greater Green Bay community for seventeen years and he is working to try to make the community a better place for those residents that are most often overlooked, misunderstood, and underrepresented.

Joining Rashad on the panel are:

  • Alfonso Morales, Chief of Police, City of Fitchburg
  • Sean Lowe, Product & Sales Consultant, Northwestern Mutual, and Alderman, City of Wauwatosa
  • Kalvin Barrett, Sheriff, Dane County
  • Corey Saffold, Director of Crisis Management, Verona Area School District

The Wisconsin Leadership Summit is the state’s premier professional development, networking and community-building event for people of color. It will take place October 10 and 11 at the Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor’s Club. Registration is open now at WisconsinLeadershipSummit.com.