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.

Glenn Hicks

CHAIR

FIRST BEACON INVESTMENTS

Brian Daniel

VICE CHAIR

CARROLL DANIEL CONSTRUCTION

Doug Tollett

SECRETARY

DOUGLAS MANAGEMENT CO.

Bill Rice

TREASURER

RBH LAGRANGE, LLC

Steve Adams

SOUTHEASTRANS, INC.

Don Balfour

WAFFLE HOUSE, INC.

Stan Conway

MAJESTIC REALTY

Ben Garrett

RA-LIN AND ASSOCIATES, INC.

Bill Jones

JONES PETROLEUM

Aaron McWhorter

NORTH GEORGIA TURF, INC.

Jeff Payne

NORTH GEORGIA EYE CLINIC

Brian Robinson

ROBINSON REPUBLIC

Bill Russell

RUSSEL LANDSCAPE GROUP INC.

Dexter Warrior

T. DALLAS SMITH & COMPANY

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

2021 Board Meetings

26

January

23

February

30

March

27

April

18*

May

29

June

27

July

31

August

16**

September

26

October

30***

November

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.

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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.

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