Executive Commitee and Board of Directors

See meeting schedules for Executive Committee and Board of Directors Meetings.


Chair, Board of Directors and Executive Committee
Bob Somers
Senior Vice President, Global Sales
Delta Air Lines

Vice Chair, Advisory board
Kris Reinhard
Fifth Group Restaurants, Inc.

Vice Chair
Ron Tarson
General Manager
Westin Peachtree Plaza

Vice Chair
Chair, Finance and Human Resource Committee
Stan Wilson
Managing Partner
Elarbee, Thompson, Sapp & Wilson LLP

Vice Chair
Chair, Board cultivation
Leona Barr-Davenport
Atlanta Business League

Chair, Atlanta Convention Marketing Fund Committee
Ken Bernhardt
Regents Professor of Marketing Emeritus
Georgia State University

Chair, Compensation Plan and CEO Contract Committee
Erica Qualls-Battey
General Manager
Atlanta Marriott Marquis

Executive Committee

Ed Baker
Executive in Residence
Georgia State University

Karen Bremer
Georgia Restaurant Association

Debby Cannon
Director, Cecil B. Day School of Hospitality
Georgia State University

Daryl Evans
Great Southern Wood Preserving (YellaWood)

Hector Gallardo
Vice President, National Sales
The Coca-Cola Company

Sharon Goldmacher

Sheffield Hale
President and CEO
Atlanta History Center / Margaret Mitchell House

Brad Koeneman
General Manager
Hilton Atlanta

George McKerrow, Jr.
Ted’s Montana Grill

Derrick Morrow
General Manager
Hyatt Regency Atlanta

Nancy Oswald
Co-Owner/Director of Marketing
Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Frank Poe
Executive Director
Georgia World Congress Center Authority

Ramon Reyes
General Manager
Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center

Derek Schiller
President, Business
Atlanta Braves

Alexis Scott
Board member

Steve Smith
Senior Consultant
Pendleton Group

Scott Snipes
General Manager
Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead

Armand Vari
Jacoby Development Inc.

Dexter Warrior
Principal and COO
T. Dallas Smith & Co.

Board of Directors

Teri Agosta
General Manager
Signia by Hilton Atlanta

Cynthia Alford
Managing Director
Destination South Meetings and Events

Natalee Anderson
Director, Private Events and Tours
Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Joselyn Baker
Grady Health Foundation

Deisha Barnett
President, Global Communications and Content Strategy

Ken Baye
Stoddard’s Guns

Kimberly Beaudin
Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame

M. Brian Blake
Georgia State University

Andrew Chang
Vice President, Marketing
Summit Health

Pinky Cole
CEO and Founder
Slutty Vegan ATL and philanthropist

Tony Conway, CMP
Founder and CEO
Legendary Events

Dan Corso
Atlanta Sports Council

Tim Dahlen
General Manager
The Candler Hotel

Brian Davis
President and CEO
Georgia Aquarium

Dennis DeLoatch
Executive Vice President and General Manager
Carey Atlanta Executive Limousine and Transportation

Ayo Taylor Dixon
Sr. Associate Athletic Director
Georgia Tech Athletic Association

Jennifer Dorian
President and CEO
Public Broadcasting Atlanta

Dr. Meredith Evans
Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum

Alex Gonzalez
Chief Innovation Officer
Metro Atlanta Chamber

John Grant, Jr.
Executive Director
Cricket Celebration Bowl

Kevin Green
President and CEO
Midtown Alliance

Jo Ann Herold
CMO and Founder
Herold Growth Consulting

Robert Hope
Hope – Beckham, Inc.

Sean Hyslop
Sysco Atlanta

Mark Jaronski
Deputy Commissioner, Explore Georgia
Georgia Department of Economic Development

Richard Jones
Presenting Atlanta

Anne Hydrick Kaiser
Vice President, Community and Economic Development
Georgia Power

Julia Lauria
Vice President, Athlete Branding

David Malone
Chief Sales and Marketing Officer
Gas South

Brian P. McGowan
Centennial Yards

John Metz
CEO and Co-Founder
Sterling Spoon Management Services

Mercedes Miller
Executive Director
Georgia International Convention Center

Peter Moraitakis
Senior Vice President and COO
United Distributors, Inc.

Stan Morrell
Vice President, Entertainment and Special Events
Stone Mountain Park

Adam Noyes
Senior Vice President
Proof of the Pudding

Eric O’Brien
Jackson Spalding

Mark O’Brien
President and CEO
LakePoint Sports

Robert Patterson
CityLife Development Partners

TK Petersen
Chief Financial Officer
The Gathering Spot

Frank Phair
Vice President of Operations, Hotels
Legacy Ventures

Jack Priblo
Director of Corporate Marketing
Georgia-Pacific LLC

Fred Rich
CTN Global Chauffeured Transportation

A.J. Robinson
Central Atlanta Progress

David Rubinger
Atlanta Business Chronicle

Andrew Saltzman
Executive Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer
Atlanta Hawks and State Farm Arena

Bob Schuler
Vice President
Atlanta Convention Center at AmericasMart

Kris Shea
Vice President, Business Development
Juice Studios

Kelvin Slater
Slater Hospitality

Jim Sprouse
Executive Director
Georgia Hotel & Lodging Association

John Stephenson
Vice President, Strategic Partnerships and Special Projects

Amber Stewart
Director, Marketing
CentraArchy Restaurant Group

Gary Stokan
President and CEO
Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl

Pat Upshaw-Monteith
President and CEO
Leadership Atlanta

Dan Vargas
Dortch Vargas Amigos

Allan Vella
Fox Theatre

John Woodward
Vice President, Global Commerce
Metro Atlanta Chamber

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