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Renee Collins Cobb

Executive Vice President -

Strategy & Business Development

Renee Collins-Cobb
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Renee Collins Cobb serves as EVP, Strategy and Business Development for Dreamland Entertainment Group as well as Co-President and Co-Owner of Listen Locally, LLC.  Listen Locally is a consulting, media, and broadcasting group.  She also serves the Executive Director/President of Room 17 Productions, a nonprofit organization that promotes music education through storytelling, oral history, live performance and preservation of aging recordings to digital format.  


Renee has more than thirty years experience in the fields of organizational effectiveness, diversity and inclusion, music business and professional development.  She serves as an executive coach, organizational effectiveness consultant, WUKY DEIB board member, facilitator, presenter, on air personality, podcast host, radio show producer and team development coach.

She is a 1984 graduate of the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education and a 1994 graduate of Xavier University with a Master’s Degree in Executive Human Resource Development.  She attended The UK College of Fine Arts on a full music scholarship to study piano and music education.  She performed with the University of Kentucky Chorus and Choristers serving as both an accompanist for the Chorus and rehearsal pianist for Lexington Philharmonic Concerts.   Renee became a concert pianist and accompanist for many vocalists at The University of Kentucky.



Nexstar Media Group Remarkable Women Winner - Central Kentucky 2023
Stevie Awards Bronze Winner, Female Executive of the Year 2023
Stevie Awards Bronze Winner, Female Thought Leader of the Year 2023
The Josie Music Awards Winner, Media Company of the Year 2022 and 2023
The Hollywood Independent Music Awards, Best Live Performance Videography 2023
The Appalachian Arts and Entertainment Awards, Best Short Documentary Film 2023
The Lexington Music Awards, Music Business of the Year 2020, 2023 and 2024
The Lexington Music Awards, Critics Choice, 2022

LM Communications Outstanding Woman of Central Kentucky, 2024

Lexington Action Council, Unapologetic Women of Central Kentucky 2024

Professional Journalism Media Association, First Place, Interview Podcast Podcast “I Didn’t Survive to Sit on My Story: Ending Domestic Violence and Abuse Once and For All.”




The Hollywood Independent Music and Media Awards
Alliance for Women in Media
WUKY Board of Directors for DEIB
Americana Music Association
CMA Member

In 2015, she and her husband, Warren Cobb, formed The Sara Holroyd Singers, an acapella choral group that performed for many audiences at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, the Lexington Music Awards and on Kentucky Educational Television.   In 2015, Renee co-produced of “The Tribute to Sara Holroyd Concert” held at the Singletary Center for the Arts.  In 2017, she was appointed Chairperson of the University of Kentucky School of Music Alumni Association.  

Renee is formerly a training consultant for The Office of Institutional Diversity at The University of Kentucky and for Cook-Ross, Inc, a global industry leader in the areas of diversity and inclusion.  Renee’s current work as a keynote speaker and change agent provides clients with a focus and facilitation in the areas of career management, diversity and inclusion and leadership development.  This line of work has allowed her to take her presentations to many Fortune 500 organizations, corporate, state and federal government, health care and institutional sectors.

Renee also encourages people to “listen locally” through storytelling serving as the project manager for several global education initiatives for the University of Kentucky Louie B Nunn Center for Oral History with topics telling the stories of The University of Kentucky Cheerleading Squad, The Dr. Sara Holroyd Story, The Greg Austin Story, I Am Diversity and Women of Color in Medicine.  

Renee served as both Host and Director of Media Services at Red Barn Radio and currently serves as Host and Executive Producer of “Overtones LIVE” – a live music performance radio show and podcast as well as  “Gray Matters: Opening Minds – One Thought at a Time” -  a show that focuses on stories of diversity, inclusion and equity as well as the topic of unconscious bias.  She also is the host and executive producers of the TV Show “Remarkably Purposed” on SCRIBE TV Network.


Renee has a passion for creating experiences in which artists in any field can unleash their full potential.  She also engages and connects those on the stage with those in the audience in a way that is both memorable and meaningful. 

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