GACVB Honorary & Life Members

Honorary Members 

The GACVB Board of Directors may confer Honorary Membership upon a person who has rendered distinguished service to the destination management profession. On Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at the Georgia Governor's Tourism Conference in Atlanta, GACVB honored their inaugural group of Honorary Members. 

Trent Mercer, Phoenix Printing (2020)
First Lady Sandra Deal & The Honorable Nathan Deal, Governor of the State of Georgia (2018)
Representative Ron Stephens - Georgia House of Representatives (2018)
Bill Hardman, Jr., President Emeritus - Southeast Tourism Society (2018)
Julie Musselman, former Executive Director - Georgia Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus (2018)


GACVB President Rashelle Beasley (Albany CVB) presenting 2020 Honorary Membership to Trent Mercer (Phoenix Printing) at the 2020 Annual Conference in Valdosta. 

GACVB President Rashelle Beasley (Albany CVB) presenting 2018 Honorary Memberships to Julie Musselman, Bill Hardman, and Representative Ron Stephens at the 2018 Georgia Governor's Tourism Conference in Atlanta. 

Life Members

(Honored by GACVB Board of Directors as retired from active service in the tourism industry)

Dotty Etris (2019)
Jane Sowell (2018)
Gary Greenhut 
Theresa Jenkins 
Janice Marshall
Sabra McCullar
Brenda Price
Judy Renfroe
Spurgeon Richardson 
Ginger Taylor 
Hal Williams 


GACVB honors Dotty Etris, former Executive Director of the Roswell CVB, at the 2019 Governor's Tourism Conference in LaGrange as the 11th Life Member