Alamance Arts announces that Alamance County native Tammy Cobb has been appointed as the new executive director of Alamance Arts. She took the reins on Monday, May 16. Her predecessor was Cary Worthy, who retired after serving as director for over 25 years.
For the past 20 years, Cobb had served as the sole staff member in Community Partnerships for Service Learning and Community Engagement at Elon University – the university’s first initiative to provide a structured response to community organizations seeking to utilize student volunteers and is now recognized as a national leader in community partnerships.
Prior to her service at Elon, Cobb worked in Alamance County government as coordinator of the Juvenile Work Restitution Program and then ran the Alamance Friends of Youth program.
Cobb earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Services studies from Elon College and certificates in The Science of Well-Being from Yale University, Life Coaching from Newskills Academy, Non-profit Board Consulting from Boardsource, and Non-profit Management from Duke University.
Her list of civic engagements include:
- Advisory Committee Member, Salvation Army and Boys and Girls Club NC/SC
- Council Member/Past Chair, The Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club Council
- Member, Alamance County Habitat for Humanity Women’s Build Committee
- Campaign Division Co-chair, United Way of Alamance County
• Board Member/Past President, Piedmont Carolina Chapter American Red Cross