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.

Tim has over 20 years of group facilitation experience in the business community and in local government.  He has facilitated over 300 departmental and organizational planning and learning workshops. 

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, counties, and special districts. 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's facilitation work extends to 2001 while he was training organizations in process and customer engagement.   He has led hundreds of successful large and small learning development and planning sessions for local governments. He leverages his passion and insights to spur interaction and ownership of topics being discussed, so that concepts are understood and acted upon. 

Bill previously served at AT&T and Verizon. He has also co-founded 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.


Joy Marshall, Workshop Facilitator

Joy Marshall serves as a lead Facilitator for LeaderGov as well as a strategic planning consultant.  
Joy has both passion and technical expertise in local government having served in strategic planning and performance improvement positions within local government agencies for over seven years. Her hands-on experience an subject matter expertise combine to create engaging and successful workshop environments.
In her most recent local government role she was the Program and Performance Administrator at South Fulton, GA.  In that role, Joy oversaw the alignment of annual budget performance (FY19-20 $98M and FY 20-21 $105M to strategic projects and initiatives.  Ms. Marshall led the successful launch of several transparency initiatives for the City which include their first strategic plan, a 24 hour Citizen Response Center, 311 services, data-driven dashboard reporting, policy development, and other tools in support of enhanced service delivery.  Previously, Joy has held roles with the District of Columbia’s Department of Employment Services, Georgia-Pacific, Westin Engineering and the Home Depot/HD Supply. 
Joy is the Recording Secretary of the National Forum for Black Public Administrators  Metro Atlanta Chapter (NFBPA-MAC).  She also serves as Community Strategist and Advisor for Chess and Community, and is an active member of the International City, County Management Association (ICMA), the national Association of Professional Women (NAPW), and the Project Management Institute (PMI). She is a proud mother, author and speaker who enjoys traveling.  Joy resides in Atlanta GA.

Kimberly Oden, Workshop Facilitator

Kimberly Oden serves as a Facilitator for LeaderGov. She earned her BA in Psychology at Concordia University and has been an organizational consultant for the past 25 years. In 2011, she coupled her passion for education, leadership and her faith to co-found a kindergarten - 12th grade leadership academy.  In 2020, after leading the merger to create Valor Christian Academy, she began operational, educational and project management consulting for various organizations in the Atlanta area.  

Kimberly has successfully facilitated hundreds of learning and development training sessions in her career. She brings a unique perspective to leadership and teamwork given her background in the education marketplace. Her personable and knowledgeable approach combine to create engaging and memorable facilitation sessions for our customers.

Kimberly is a proud mama of four men, and has been doing life alongside her husband, Markel, for over 30 years. They attend Restoration Church where they serve in ministry. Kimberly is a writer, mentor and speaker who loves anything that has to do with leadership, organization, health and faith. 

Hannah Longoria, Operations Manager

Hannah serves as an Operations Manager at LeaderGov. She is responsible for client onboarding, social media campaigns, cohort learning support and customer support.  She joins the team with over 10 years of social media marketing and client support experience. She graduated from Georgia State University with a BBA degree in marketing. 

Hannah married her high school sweetheart, Jordan. They have 4 kids and stay busy chasing them around.