ReNEe collins cobB
VP, Professional Development and Consulting Services
Renee Collins Cobb, M.Ed. has more than thirty years’ experience in the fields of diversity, equity and inclusion, professional development and consulting in the government, institutional, educational, corporate and healthcare sectors. She also brings a broad base of experience in the fields of organizational effectiveness, change management, leadership development, change management, succession planning and high potential development.
Renee holds a master's degree in Executive Human Resources Development from Xavier University, and bachelor's degrees in music performance and education from the University of Kentucky. Her background includes experience as an Organizational Effectiveness and Performance Improvement Manager in the distribution and integrated supply industry with corporate strategic planning responsibilities. She has facilitated learning and led organizational development functions at the executive management levels and has initiated various human resource development and corporate university start-up programs and processes at many organizations
Renee is the Executive Producer and Host of "Overtones LIVE" - a radio show focused on diversity in the presentation of Kentucky music and “Gray Matters” - a podcast show about unconscious bias” which airs weekly on WLXU, Lexington Community Radio and 20 other radio stations throughout Kentucky and surrounding areas. She is also the co-chair of the University of Kentucky School of Music Alumni. She has also facilitated career development courses for incoming freshmen at the University of Kentucky and served as an unconscious bias consultant and facilitator for The University of Kentucky as well.
Renee is also a documentary film maker, and owner of Listen Locally, LLC and a non-profit organization - Room 17 Productions, that designs, develops and delivers oral history projects for the Louie B Nunn Center for Oral History at The University of Kentucky that focuses on telling stories centered around diversity, equity and inclusion.