The Cumberland Community Improvement District Board of Directors has named Kim Menefee to serve as the organization’s new executive director.
Menefee previously served in marketing, communications and government affairs positions for more than 20 years with WellStar Health System. Most recently, she was system’s senior vice president of strategic community development. In that role, Menefee was responsible for aligning the company’s community engagement efforts with its philanthropic mission.
CID Board Chairman John Shern said the organization is glad to have Menefee lead the group.
“We had tremendous interest in this role by very highly qualified and talented individuals,” he said. “We were impressed with Kim’s extensive professional experience and connections to the Cobb and greater Atlanta business communities. We’re looking forward to a new chapter in the CID’s success story and know that Kim is the right person to take us to the next level.”
Menefee served as chairwoman of the Cobb Chamber of Commerce and co-chair of SelectCobb when it launched in 2013. She has served on the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Georgia Chamber of Commerce Board of Governors and Kennesaw State University Community Advisory Board. She gave KSU’s commencement address in spring 2016. Menefee has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Georgia.
“Businesses are choosing the Cumberland area more than ever before,” she said. “Through the Cumberland CID’s leadership and investment over the last 31 years, the area has become a booming economic engine for Cobb County now representing more than five percent of Georgia’s total economy. I’m looking forward to working with the board, investors and stakeholders to build upon the successes and further cement Cumberland at the forefront of innovation and development.”
The Cumberland CID is made up of commercial property owners within district boundaries who tax themselves to pay for public infrastructure projects such as road and transit improvements, beautification projects, walking and biking trails and alternate commuting programs.
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