Contessa Lobley (Cole) is the Principal/CEO of CC Consulting Group, LLC. She is also Executive Director/Founder of TBEY Arts Center, Inc. TBEY is a tax-exempt nonprofit 501(c) 3 organization that provides after school & summer arts education, tutoring and mentoring programs for Milwaukee youth ages 6-19. TBEY was developed by Lobley at the age of 16, after seeing the arts were being cut from many schools, she recognized the need for arts programs to keep Milwaukee youth involved in something positive.
She has held a position in community relations at a leading company in Milwaukee, WI as well as a position within the arts field as an arts administrator. Active in the arts, youth, education, and entrepreneurship programs and initiatives, Lobley has served as a member of the “Catch a Rising Star Foundation”, a foundation developed to assist the “arts” schools in Greater Milwaukee, and “Peace Learning Center”, a conflict resolution program for youth. She set on the Committee of Usher’s New Look Foundation for the Milwaukee Chapter, a summer camp that helps to empower youth through community service projects. She is currently a board member for Center for Teaching Entrepreneurship.
Lobley received her Master’s Degree in Cultural Foundations of Education and Bachelor of Science degree in Community Education with a sub-major in community based organization and administrative leadership and a Business Minor from the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee. Mrs. Lobley plans to further her education and receive her doctrine for nonprofit management in 2019.
Mrs. Lobley is an advocate for the arts and entrepreneurship and is an active volunteer and has received several acknowledgements, such as receiving “The CEO of Me Business Award” from the Center of Teaching Entrepreneurship, Inc. as a young entrepreneur, which was recognized by the Common Council of the City of Milwaukee and its members in November 2010. Lobley is featured in the inaugural edition of the May 2011 Publication of Who’s who in Black Milwaukee. She is a member of the American for the Arts, The Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN) Greater Milwaukee Chapter, WI Emerging Arts Leaders, and National Guild for Community Arts Education, After School Alliance and Arts Wisconsin. As a mentor and guest lecturer for community, arts, youth, nonprofit and entrepreneurship programs, classes and workshops, Lobley holds a strong commitment to making the Greater Milwaukee area a better place to live and work.