Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Lisa Anders Promoted To Deputy Director of the Gwinnett Convention and Visitors Bureau

The Gwinnett Convention and Visitors Bureau (GCVB) has announced the promotion of Lisa Anders to Deputy Director of the GCVB, effective January 1, 2011. Anders will lead day-to-day operations of the GCVB and she will continue to direct all Marketing and Communications for the organization.

The GCVB is Gwinnett County's official tourism organization and is dedicated to strengthening Gwinnett County's economy by marketing the county as a destination for conventions, sporting events, meetings and leisure travel through sales, marketing and promotion. GCVB represents 93 hotels within the county and the cities of Suwanee, Norcross and Buford.

Lisa is perfectly suited for this position because of her knowledge of, and passion for, the hospitality industry; hard-working management style and dedication to hoteliers needs," said Preston Williams, CEO of GCVB and Gwinnett Center. "Lisa has been instrumental to the success of the GCVB."

Anders has been with the GCVB for 13 years and has held various key positions in sales and marketing. Prior to joining the GCVB, Anders worked for the Cendant Corp. for 5 years and began her career in the hotel industry in suburban Atlanta in 1994.

"I am really looking forward to expanding my responsibilities. We have a great staff, strong board of directors and a supportive hospitality industry. We have already begun strategizing for a successful year in 2011."

Anders is active within the local and national tourism communities, serving as Georgia Association of Convention and Visitors Bureau Board member for 3 years, on Gwinnett Technical College's Hospitality Education Committee, Destination Management Association International Education Board and was a founding member of Duluth's Barefoot in the Park Fine Arts Festival committee.

Anders hails from Chattanooga, TN and moved to Atlanta in 1995 after graduating from University of Tennessee with a Bachelors Degree in Political Science and Communications. Anders began her career in the hotel industry in suburban Atlanta in 1994. She enjoys volunteering in the Atlanta community and spending time with her 13 year old son Ben.

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