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Lt. Governor Cagle Appoints Cobb County’s Holly Comer to the Commission on Women

November 18, 2009

Lt. Governor Casey Cagle announced today that Cobb County’s Holly Comer has been appointed to serve on the Commission on Women. 

“Holly brings an extensive background and strong leadership abilities to this council,” said Lt. Governor Casey Cagle. “She is a tremendous asset to her community and I am truly honored to have her represent my office in this capacity.”

“It is an honor to be appointed to this council and I look forward to working for the benefit of women across our state.   This is a great opportunity to continue to promote the role of women in our workforce and our communities and I thank Lt. Governor Cagle for giving me this opportunity,” said Holly Comer.

Comer is currently the CEO & Executive Director of the YWCA of NW Georgia and oversees the organization of 25 staff members and directs a budget of $1.5 million.  She previously served as the Chief Development Office for Cobb Family Resources, Senior Manager for InfoMart and Assistant Vice-President of Chesley Brown International, a security consulting company. 

Along with a successful career, Comer devotes much of her time to community involvement.  She has served as a board member of the Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Chaired the program committee for the Cobb County Prayer Breakfast, served on the Leadership Council of the American Cancer Society, and is the past President of the Leadership Cobb Alumni Association.  Her service and commitment has been recognized by the Junior League when she was named one of the 75 Outstanding Women of Cobb County and received the Marietta Civitan of the Year Award in 1992.

Comer attended The University of South Florida in Tampa. She currently resides in Marietta with her favorite dog, Lucky, and is an avid sports fan.

Comer will begin her four year term immediately.  The Council will be the body responsible for collecting and disseminating information regarding the role of women in the State of Georgia and the impact any state laws have on Georgia women. The Council will consult and advice the Governor, state departments, agency’s, boards or commissions on matters pertaining to women and will explore employment policies in the public and private sector and their impact on the wage-earning capacity of women. The council will seek to promote, encourage and provide advisory assistance to the state, local and community women’s professional, business and civic organizations.

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