Melody Cookson

Director of Member Services

Born in Tampa, Melody came to Atlanta to attend Emory University and has been in love with the Metro Atlanta area ever since. A 25-year resident of Alpharetta, she has deep connections to the City.

Melody has 15+ years of experience in the areas of Marketing, Communications, and Event Planning with a Master’s degree in Communications from Georgia State, and is a Project Management Professional (PMP). She has served on the Board of Directors of the Atlanta Children’s Shelter, Alpharetta Presbyterian Church, Atlanta Junior Rowing Association and ACT1 Theater, and is a member of the Project Management Institute (PMI).

Melody has a record of success in business startups, organizational fundraising, and management of large volunteer staffs. Melody will focus heavily on the delivery of membership benefits, day-to-day member support, and event planning and execution.

As a hobby and passion, Melody is the Managing Director of ACT1 Theater in Alpharetta – an Alpharetta Chamber member organization, partner with the City of Alpharetta Recreation, Parks and Cultural Services Department  and member organization of Arts Alpharetta.  She takes that passion for the arts to serve the City of Alpharetta as a Cultural Arts Commissioner.
Notably, she has also held such leadership roles as Director of Operations for the United Methodist Church Southeast Region and Director of Operations for the Atlanta City Council. In this position, Pittman worked on multiple community billion-dollar projects such as the Mercedes Benz Stadium, Atlanta Streetcar, AtlantaBeltLine, Atlanta Aquarium, the Atlanta Airport, and much more. With this diverse background, she’ll be well prepared to tackle the unique needs and opportunities of the Alpharetta business community.“

The Board of Directors is delighted to welcome Sophia as our new Executive Director,” said Donna Murphy, Chairman of the Board of the Alpharetta Chamber of Commerce. “Her proven track record of success in both the public and private, educational and nonprofit sectors, coupled with her passion for connecting businesses and fostering economic growth, makes her an ideal fit for our Chamber. We are confident that her leadership will be instrumental in guiding our organization and its members towards a prosperous future.”

Pittman expressed her enthusiasm for joining the Chamber and contributing to its continued success. “I am honored to be chosen to lead the Alpharetta Chamber of Commerce, an organization with such an active membership and a bright future,” she said. “I am eager to collaborate with our members, partners and stakeholders to leverage Alpharetta’s unique strengths and create an even more vibrant and thriving business environment.”

Pittman and her son call Alpharetta home and are already well immersed in the robust family-friendly community that attracts businesses and welcomes a daytime population in excess of 125,000.