ARTHUR “ART” COBB, JR. (Executive Director) holds both undergraduate and graduate degrees in business and has a passion for small business development. He believes it can lead to community revitalization. Art brings a mix of experience and education in economic development, business administration, non-profit management, and small business development. As an entrepreneur and small business owner, he also brings an understanding of what can attract businesses and customers. Art was College of Lake County’s second Small Business Development Center Director, having worked in the field in his hometown of Indianapolis. He was also a franchise owner for 16 years. A resident of Gurnee since 1989, Art and his wife Cynthia are active community volunteers and have instilled that value of giving back in their daughter.