Board of Directors & Committees

2019 Board of Directors

  • Rashelle Beasley, Albany CVB, President
  • Marcus Margerum, Atlanta CVB, Vice President 
  • Jerry Brown, Alpine Helen-White Co. CVB, Secretary-Treasurer
  • Ashley Woitena, VisitColumbusGA CVB, At-Large
  • Cookie Smoak, ATL Airport District, At-Large
  • Ellen Sims, Madison-Morgan Co. CVB, At-Large
  • Jeff Hewitt, Visit Savannah, At-Large
  • Katie Williams, Dunwoody C+VB
  • Lindsay Fruchtl, Augusta CVB, At-Large
  • Rebekah Snider, Milledgeville-Baldwin Co. CVB, At-Large
  • Bonnie Hayes, Thomasville Visitors Center, At-Large
  • Andy Williams, Roswell CVB

2019 Committees 

Leadership Pillar:

  • Executive Committee
    Budgeting, bylaws, policies & procedures, and annual staff review.
  • Membership
    Welcomes new members, conducts first time attendee orientation, reviews member benefits, dues structure, and marketing efforts.

  • Nominating
    Proposes annual slate of officers and directors for approval by membership.

Education Pillar:

  • Conference Oversight Committee
    Works with GDEcD and industry representatives to manage the Georgia Tourism Conference.
  • Content Committee
    Determines relevant content at GACVB Winter Meeting, Georgia Tourism Conference, and Georgia Group Sales Symposium, and evaluates any other professional development opportunities. 

  • Fundraising Committee
    Plans fundraising activities, including conference auctions, to support education programs. Determines annual scholarships and reviews applications for Scholarship opportunities. 

  • Benchmark of Excellence Certification Committee
    Oversees Benchmark of Excellence program (BEC), BEC application review and GACVB Resource Library

Advocacy Pillar:

  • Public Policy Committee
    Develops the annual policy platform, participates in the annual Tourism Hospitality & Arts Day at the Capitol event, evaluates legislative affairs, and works to solve specific issues for CVBs at the Capitol.