Angela Cobb

Founder and CEO
FirstGen Partners, LLC

Angela Cobb

Angela Cobb is founder and CEO of FirstGen Partners, LLC, a firm that provides consulting and coaching to help those seeking to create good in the world. Cobb’s practice currently focuses on working with education organizations, but her 20-plus year career spans the public and private sectors and myriad social issues.   

Cobb is a seasoned executive with extensive experience in the areas of diversity, community development, strategic philanthropy, and change management. She is an expert in launching and leading new philanthropic initiatives and social impact ventures, including Monster’s diversity and inclusion division, the Allstate Foundation’s domestic violence program, and the New Options Project – a three year $28 million investment of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation focused on connecting opportunity youth to employment. Cobb also served as the first chief diversity officer at Teach For America, the country’s national teaching corps.   

Cobb spent the early part of her career at Deloitte, where she managed diversity and community outreach programs and worked in the change management consulting practice.

She received her MBA in 2000 from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and earned a BBA in accounting from the University of Notre Dame.

Angela Cobb will participate in “Lightning Talks: Why the People, Culture, and Communication are Key to Improving Your Nonprofit.”