About LeaderGov



We have a dream to see tens of thousands of local government leaders equipped to serve each other and their citizens in an exceptional way so, in turn, those in their communities can thrive.


Our purpose is to care for our employees and customers and to use our God-given relational and organization skills to help them grow with life giving principles.


We help local government leaders fulfill purpose and results by helping others become their best, through world-class workshops and learning. 




We’re all made for relationships and without them life is less meaningful.   A hyper focus on facts and tasks without real connections to others makes life and work dry and empty.  Doing life and work in the context of healthy relationships is more enjoyable and purposeful.


We focus on creating learning environments that transform people and, as a result, cities and counties.  We all know that "leaders learn and leaders read".   As such, we value helping local governments embrace a culture of professional development that brings about excellence.


We care about you, your success and helping you do your job with excellence.   Because we value people and relationships we care and love each of our vendors and customers.   We want the best for you. 


When people are real and authentic about their circumstances, root issues can be addressed for real change and growth.   We value this trait on our team and desire this for all of our customer relationships. 


We believe we are all meant to grow in order to reach our full potential.   Growth can be hard, yet we believe it’s much better to grow than stay stagnant.


Co-Founder, VP Operations & Workshop Facilitator

Tim Fenbert is a Co-Founder of LeaderGov and provides a key role of operational support and learner facilitation. His focus is on creating healthy workplace teams through online learning, workshop facilitation, training and individual coaching. Mr. Fenbert is a certified Wiley Publishing Partner in the areas of Management, Teamwork and Leadership. Prior to LeaderGov, Tim had a diverse career in Financial Services and Investment Banking which included serving local government in the area of economic development.

Mr. Fenbert lives in Decatur, Georgia with his wife Katy of 31 years. Together, they have two grown children. Tim attended the Ohio State University and graduated from Ohio Northern University and later received his master’s degree in Business Administration from the Mercer University’s Stetson School of Business. Mr. Fenbert is a founding board member of Water at Work Ministry, as a volunteer at Souly Business Ministry (a men’s retreat ministry) and as Elder at Clairmont Presbyterian Church in Decatur, Georgia.

Co-Founder, VP Client Engagement & Workshop Facilitator

Bill Stark, Co-Founder of LeaderGov, focuses on bringing LeaderGov to cities and counties. He has been providing strategic planning, performance management and leadership training services since 2006 and exclusively to local governments since 2012. He has a deep passion for helping government teams develop to their full potential so they can achieve their most important strategic goals for their citizens and stakeholders.

Bill previously served as AT&T and Verizon. He has also co-foundered start-up Mindseek, an online learning company in the early 2000s.

Bill and his wife Starwyn, of 31 years, have three grown children. They attend Passion Church in Atlanta. Bill also serves the men’s retreat ministry Souly Business and serves on the board of Legacy Community Academy in Alpharetta, GA. He writes on matters of faith at EverPresentHeaven and is a member of the Georgia City County Management Association. He earned a BA in Journalism at the University of Mississippi.


Sue Elliott

Sue serves in an administrative capacity assisting with copy review, customer outreach and social media.  Sue has a background in elementary education, with an emphasis in educational therapy. 

Her years at Baylor University's Office of Alumni Engagement honed Sue's skills in the area of event management and meeting facilitation. 

She hails from Greenville, MS and has a BA in Psychology and she's a regional winner of ToastMasters in Central Texas (go Sue!). 

She is married to Brian, an award-winning screenwriter of independent films.  She and Brian have been married for 28 years and live in Waco, Texas.


Bryan Fobbus

Bryan serves as a account manager and facilitator.  He was employed by the City of Warner Robins, GA in the Human Resources Department for over 30 years.
He began as a Personnel Generalist and five years later was promoted to Risk Manager. He served in that capacity until 2010 when he was promoted to Human Resources Director, a position he held until his retirement in December 2017.
 Bryan has served as Board Member, Treasurer and Vice President of Georgia Local Personnel Association (GLGPA), and, as Board Member of SHRM Chapter 154. He has also been an instructor for courses presented at the GLGPA Spring, Fall and Mid-Year Conferences.


Tersy Otanes

Tersy serves in a customer support role, responsible for managing our client databases and outreach campaigns.

Previously, she worked in accounting with Unilever and customer support roles and sales teams support with Xfinity/Comcast and Tracfone.

Tersy graduated from the University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing.