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Jamar Cobb-Dennard

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Jamar Cobb-Dennard is a businessman, attorney, and leadership consultant.

He currently works at Indiana Business Advisors as a business broker. The company has 40 years of experience helping 2100 business owners prepare, value, and sell their businesses.

Jamar started his career in sales and leadership consulting. As a leadership consultant for 17-years, Jamar specializes in teaching CPA soft-skills related to leadership, business development, and communication. Jamar has been called on by the Indiana CPA Society, Dauby O’Connor & Zaleski, the National Association of Black Accountants, CPA Academy, and Encoursa to lead programs tailored to accounting professionals. Inclusive of his time as an independent speaker and trainer, Jamar also conducted programs for Dale Carnegie Training, National Seminars Group, CJ McClanahan, and a host of other corporations and associations.

Later, Jamar completed his Juris Doctorate degree at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law and is licensed to practice in Indiana. Practice areas include business contracts, business transactions, and government affairs.

After law school, Jamar ran to become mayor of the city of Lawrence, Indiana. His campaign earned 49% of the vote and established a vision for economic development, connectivity, and wellness.

Additionally, Jamar spent nine years building political relationships throughout the state of Indiana. Jamar ran for mayor of the city of Lawrence and earned 49% of the vote. Jamar was as a board member of the Department of Public Works for the City of Indianapolis for four years. He has served as the president of the local chapter and vice president of the state chapter of the Indiana Democrat African American Caucus. Jamar is an elected precinct committeeperson as well as a local and state convention delegate. In 2015, he worked as an intern for the Indiana University Public Policy Institute and the Indiana Democratic Party. In 2016, Jamar also worked with leaders in Central Indiana to commission a statewide report that informed a political funding and recruitment strategy to elect more people of color to public office. During the 2017 state legislative session, Jamar was an intern lobbyist for the Hoosier State Press A­­ssociation.

Jamar is a fan of personal challenges and community leadership. He has walked on fire with Tony Robbins, was part of breaking a Guinness World Record, and crossed the North American continent by bicycle. He led the Little Red Door Cancer Agency to host America’s largest Zumba class, and was instrumental in shutting down dangerous, ‘Club Industry’, in downtown Indianapolis.

Jamar was recognized as is an Indianapolis Business Journal Forty-Under-40 honoree, a 2013 Emerging Leader by 100 Black Men, a 2017 Trailblazer by the Alpha Foundation for the Youth, and is a Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Series graduate.


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