Tourism Foundation

Tourism Foundation

The mission of the Georgia Tourism Foundation, under the administration of the Georgia Department of Economic Development, is to increase the economic strength of Georgia by promoting tourism through public/private partnerships.

The current board consists of eleven members appointed by the Governor.

+ Georgia Tourism Foundation Board Members
  • Pedro Cherry, Atlanta
  • Steve Hallowell, Peachtree Corners
  • Eric Johnson, Guyton
  • Chuck Jones, Athens
  • Jeff Manley, The Rock
  • Jay Markwalter, Augusta
  • William Pate, Atlanta
  • Atul Patel, Jonesboro
  • Representative Ron Stephens, Savannah
  • Marisa Simpson, Atlanta
  • Scott Tigchelaar, Senoia
+ Upcoming Meetings
  • Tues, Feb 21, 10:00am – GoToMeeting
  • Tues, May 23, 2:00pm – @ GDEcD
  • Tues, Oct 31, 10:00am – @ Governor’s Conference on Jekyll Island
  • Wed, Dec 13, 2:00pm – GoToMeeting



Kevin Langston

Deputy Commissioner


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