Board Members

The State of Georgia established the Georgia World Congress Center Authority to oversee the operation of the Georgia World Congress Center, Centennial Olympic Park and related facilities.

The Authority's day-to-day operations are headed by Executive Director Frank Poe and is governed by a 15-member board. All members are appointed by the Governor and serve four-year terms.

Bill Russell

CHAIR

RUSSEL LANDSCAPE GROUP INC.

Glenn Hicks

VICE CHAIR

FIRST BEACON INVESTMENTS

Brian Daniel

SECRETARY

CARROLL DANIEL CONSTRUCTION

Bill Rice

TREASURER

RBH LAGRANGE, LLC

Steve Adams

SOUTHEASTRANS, INC.

Don Balfour

WAFFLE HOUSE, INC.

Stan Conway

MAJESTIC REALTY

Bill Jones

JONES PETROLEUM

Laura Boach

TECHNICAL COLLEGE SYSTEM OF GEORGIA

Jeff Payne

NORTH GEORGIA EYE CLINIC

Brian Robinson

ROBINSON REPUBLIC

Doug Tollett

DOUGLAS MANAGEMENT CO.

Dexter Warrior

T. DALLAS SMITH & COMPANY

Ben Garrett

RA-LIN AND ASSOCIATES, INC.

Aaron McWhorter

NORTH GEORGIA TURF, INC.

In 1978, the Georgia General Assembly created a six-member legislative overview committee to oversee the activities of the GWCCA. In 2003, this committee was expanded to 12 members, equally split between the state House of Representatives and Senate.

Committee members include: Sen. Brandon Beach, Sen. Mike Dugan, Sen. Steve Gooch, Sen. Butch Miller, Sen. Nan Orrock, Sen. Renee Unterman, Rep. Barry Fleming, Rep. Jan Jones, Rep. Larry Parrish, Rep. Terry Rogers, Rep. Calvin Smyre, Rep. Ron Stephens

2020 Board Meetings

28

January

25

February

31

March

28

April

19*

May

23

June

28

July

25

August

29 **

September

27

October

1***

December

Meetings take place in the Authority Board Room, begin at 12:30 p.m., and usually end by 2:00 p.m.

*The May meeting is moved to the prior Tuesday due to Memorial Day Holiday.
**The September meeting is typically cancelled in favor of an Authority Planning Retreat.
***November and December meetings are combined.

Meeting Minutes and Materials

2000200120022003200420052006200720082009

1990199119921993199419951996199719981999

Economic impact is at the heart of the Georgia World Congress Center Authority’s mission.

Established by the State of Georgia to develop and operate the Georgia World Congress Center, Centennial Olympic Park, and related facilities, the GWCCA is a major economic driver for the City of Atlanta and State of Georgia.

These facilities represent the largest combined convention, sports, and entertainment destination in the world. This past fiscal year, the GWCCA hosted 485 events and welcomed more than 3.7 million visitors who generated $1.77 billion in economic impact to the State of Georgia.