Mattie Cobb of Whitley Penn Graduates from Nonprofit Management Center’s Generations Program

Midland, TX (June 15, 2023) – Mattie Cobb, Marketing Coordinator for Whitley Penn, has graduated from the Generations Past, Present, and Future, program of the Nonprofit Management Center.

Nonprofit Management Center noticed current volunteers of nonprofit organizations lack a working knowledge of board governance, human resource management, fundraising, mission, and program issues, leading to low volunteer retention rates. Generations works with participants to solve such issues of many nonprofit organizations today, and further matches them with a local nonprofit board that fits their personal preference and passion. The program teaches skilled candidates how to be informed, committed leaders on nonprofit boards by providing adequate oversight of administration in nonprofit governance. Sessions focus on helping participants build personal and professional networks, strengthen leadership and management skills, serve missions that they support, and increase their visibility in the community. Today over 420 business professionals have graduated from the program. The class of 2023 completed the program in Odessa on May 23, 2023.

“We extend our congratulations to Mattie for completing this distinguished leadership program,” stated Kristen Lollar, Chief Marketing Officer. “Her dedication and commitment to personal and professional growth is a testament to her passion for community development, and the leadership skills she has learned through this program will carry over to future ventures.”

Cobb is on the Whitley Penn marketing team and is based in the Permian Basin. She has more than six years of experience in communications, project management, and marketing. Currently serving as a Marketing Coordinator in the Midland office, she utilizes her extensive knowledge to serve as the main source of contact for the firm’s Midland, Odessa, and Hobbs, New Mexico professionals within the firm. Cobb is responsible for the development of an extensive number of proposals, which directly support professionals driving revenue into the firm. Her presence in our growing Permian market along with her dedication to Whitley Penn’s Growth Champions program, has played an instrumental role in the firm. 

She continues to serve as the American Cancer Society Cattle Baron’s Ball event co-chair in Midland, University of Texas Kappa Alpha Theta Chapter’s Marketing and Community Involvement Advisor, and is a member of the Junior League of Midland.

Cobb received her Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations from Texas Tech University’s College of Media and Communication.

About Nonprofit Management Center

The Nonprofit Management Center provides consulting, training, and advocacy that support the effectiveness and sustainability of nonprofit organizations. We are committed to helping area nonprofit organizations operate effectively to ensure a stable future. The Center provides a diverse range of management expertise, technical assistance, and service for staff, boards, and volunteers of the nonprofit community throughout Permian Basin. For more information, please visit

About Whitley Penn, LLP

Whitley Penn is a full-service accounting firm with nine locations, and more than 800 employees delivering tax, audit, and consulting services across more than 20 industries, has consistently been recognized as “One the Top 100 Firms in the U.S.” and “Best of the Best” by INSIDE Public Accounting and other industry publications. We are a member of HLB International, a global network of independent advisory and accounting firms. For more information on Whitley Penn, please visit


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