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All Cobb EMC directors have director certification from NRECA. Click on their photos below to read their full bios.

 


Edward Crowell
District: 1
(770) 429-2171

Edward.Crowell@cobbemc.com
Board member since 2011. He currently holds the office of vice chairman. Edward Crowell worked for 20 years as CEO of Cobb-based Georgia Motor Trucking Association, Inc. Crowell has more than 15 years experience serving as a board member for several national member-based organizations and 19 years of government affairs work. His early career included training in finance and accounting, public policy research and some work with financial due-diligence teams. Crowell holds two degrees in political science from Liberty University and Georgia State University. He is an active volunteer in the community, including having served as a youth soccer coach, Sunday school teacher and member of several church committees, animal shelter volunteer, Polk Street Players volunteer and involved in other charitable projects around the area. He was also appointed to the Cobb Neighborhood Safety Commission by Attorney General Sam Olens, who was Cobb County Commissioner at the time. Crowell and his wife, Cynthia, reside in Powder Springs and have two children.
Certifications: Credentialed Cooperative Director (CCD) Certification from NRECA, Board Leadership Certification (BLC) from NRECA.

 

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Edward Crowell
District: 1
(770) 429-2171

Edward.Crowell@cobbemc.com


Rudy Underwood
District: 2
(770) 429-2172
Rudy.Underwood@cobbemc.com
Rudy Underwood has 30 years experience managing public affairs, public policy and public relations issues with membership-based organizations in Georgia. Currently he is Senior Director of Government Affairs for the Cobb-based Southern Region Operations of the American Chemistry Council. In addition, he has served on boards of directors of several local, state and national organizations. He is an active member of Burnt Hickory Baptist Church. Underwood and his wife Carol have two adult daughters.
Certifications: Credentialed Cooperative Director (CCD) Certification from NRECA.

 

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Rudy Underwood
District: 2
(770) 429-2172

Rudy.Underwood@cobbemc.com


Kelly Bodner
District: 3
(770) 429-2173
Kelly.Bodner@cobbemc.com
Kelly Bodner has been a Cobb County resident for 15 years and is a Cobb County school teacher. She holds a master’s degree in education. Bodner has been recognized as Cobb County’s Russell Elementary School Teacher of the Year and most recently has also been named Georgia’s Elementary Science Teacher of the Year (for 2012). In addition to her teaching activities, Bodner volunteers as a Board Member for Smyrna Tee Ball, being a Soccer League Communications Coordinator and Scout Leader. Bodner and her husband live in Smyrna with their son.
Certifications: Credentialed Cooperative Director (CCD) Certification from NRECA. Board Leadership Certification (BLC) from NRECA, Director Gold certification from NRECA.

 

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Kelly Bodner
District: 3
(770) 429-2173

Kelly.Bodner@cobbemc.com


David McClellan
District: 4
(770) 429-2174
David.McClellan@cobbemc.com
David McClellan has been a member of Cobb EMC for more than 25 years. He is a certified public accountant and a certified cash manager with more than 30 years of managerial and executive experience in public accounting for Fortune 500 and privately held companies, which includes 12 years of experience with a public utility. McClellan holds an undergraduate degree in accounting and an MBA in finance from Georgia State University. He is currently CFO for an international manufacturing company. McClellan has been active in the community through youth softball coaching, the Y-Guides parent/child program and involvement with children’s programs at area churches. He and his wife, Carmen, live in East Cobb’s Chimney Springs subdivision and have two children.
Certifications: Credentialed Cooperative Director (CCD) Certification from NRECA, Board Leadership Certification (BLC) from NRECA, Director Gold certification from NRECA, Certified Public Accountant, Certified Cash Manager, Six Sigma Green Belt.

 

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David McClellan
District: 4
(770) 429-2174

David.McClellan@cobbemc.com


Tripper Sharp
District: 5

(770) 429-2175

Tripper.Sharp@cobbemc.com
William C. Sharp, III (Tripper) has served on the Cobb EMC Board of Directors since 2012. He currently holds the office of chairman and serves on the board's Budget and Finance Committee and the Governance Committee. Sharp has more than 13 years of experience in the mortgage industry working in various leadership roles including executive management. He was a founding member of the Cobb EMC Owners Association (CEOA) and served on the executive committee of the CEOA. He also has experience serving on several state and local boards. He holds a bachelor's degree from Kennesaw State University and resides in the Autumn Ridge subdivision with his wife Marlo and their sons Cameron and Barrett.
Certifications: Credentialed Cooperative Director (CCD) Certification from NRECA, Board Leadership Certification (BLC) from NRECA, Director Gold certification from NRECA.

 

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Tripper Sharp
District: 5

(770) 429-2175

Tripper.Sharp@cobbemc.com


David Tennant
District: 6
(770) 429-2176

David.Tennant@cobbemc.com
Board member since 2011. He served as the COO of a publicly-held company and his energy experience spans more than 25 years. Tennant received the "Project of the Year" award for a $200 million alternative energy project in 2012 and has had numerous off-shore and domestic engagements totalling over $3.5 billion. He is also the Chair Emeritus 2014 for the Atlanta Chapter of the Project Management Institute. Tennant lived and worked for two years in the Caribbean in the successful turn around of a major utility, saving over $140 million in yearly operating costs. He holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Florida Atlantic University, a master's in technology and science policy from Georgia Tech and an executive MBA from Kennesaw State University. David and his wife, Jan, live in Kennesaw.
Certifications: Credentialed Cooperative Director (CCD) Certification from NRECA. Board Leadership Certification (BLC) from NRECA, Director Gold Certification from NRECA, P.E., Professional Engineer, Georgia PMP, Project Management Professional (PMI)

 

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David Tennant
District: 6
(770) 429-2176

David.Tennant@cobbemc.com


Malcolm Swanson
District: 7

(770) 429-2177

Malcolm.Swanson@cobbemc.com
Board member since 2011. Malcolm “Cooter” Swanson currently holds the office of secretary-treasurer and chairs the audit committee. He is a life-long resident of Cobb County. Swanson is a graduate of Troy University where he received a degree in mathematics. For the last 30 years, Swanson has owned a screen-printing and embroidery business in Cobb County. He served on the Cobb County Parks and Recreation Commission for more than 15 years and as chairman for two terms. Swanson also serves on the board of directors of the North Georgia State Fair and has served as president. An active member at Marietta First Baptist Church, Swanson is on the board of trustees and also participates as a deacon. He has served in several additional capacities at his church, including teaching Sunday school and serving on two pastor search committees. He has mentored youth as a coach in baseball and basketball, as well as coaching Kennesaw State University’s inaugural season of intercollegiate baseball. Swanson is married to Nancy Dansby Swanson and has three children.
Certifications: Credentialed Cooperative Director (CCD) Certification from NRECA, Board Leadership Certification (BLC) from NRECA, Director Gold Certification from NRECA.

 

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Malcolm Swanson
District: 7

(770) 429-2177

Malcolm.Swanson@cobbemc.com


Bryan Boyd
District: 8
(770) 429-2178

Bryan.Boyd@cobbemc.com 
Bryan Boyd, vice president at Pacesetter Graphics, is a Georgia native and moved to Cobb County at age seven. Prior to joining Pacesetter Graphics, Boyd started a printing company, and, within eight years, turned it into a multi-million dollar-per-year supply company. He studied at Kennesaw State University with a focus on business management. Boyd resides in the Hickory Spring subdivision with his wife Stacy of 22 years and is the father of three daughters.
Certifications: Credentialed Cooperative Director (CCD) Certification from NRECA. Board Leadership Certification (BLC) from NRECA, Director Gold Certification from NRECA

 

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Bryan Boyd
District: 8
(770) 429-2178

Bryan.Boyd@cobbemc.com 


Eric Broadwell
District: 9

(678) 520-7337

Eric.Broadwell@cobbemc.com

 

 

Cobb EMC is regulated by a board of nine directors, elected from and by the membership. The nine positions are elected on a rotating basis for three-year terms. Board members are local residents and members of Cobb EMC.

 

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Kevan Espy
Sr. Vice President, Marketing & Corporate Communications
(678) 355-3437
kevan.espy@cobbemc.com

 

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