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.


Joy Marshall

Joy Marshall serves as a lead Facilitator for LeaderGov as well as a strategic planning consultant.  In her most recent local government role she was the Program and Performance Administrator at South Fulton, GA.  In that role, she oversaw the alignment of annual budget performance (FY19 – $98M; FY20 – $105M) to strategic projects and initiatives. She 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. 
She 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, 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, mentor and speaker who enjoys traveling. Joy resides in Atlanta, Georgia.

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.