Board Members and Meeting Schedule


Macon-Bibb County Representative:  Appointed by Commission

Commissioner Scotty Shepherd

Elected by the MBC Convention & Visitors Bureau Membership:

Hotel Owners or General Managers: 

Shirley Spillers, Candlewood Suites                                           

Cathy Garofalo, Homewood Suites                                                                              

Attraction Directors:

Jim David, Ocmulgee National Monument                               

Jan Beeland, Macon Arts Alliance                                            

Susan Welsh, Museum of Arts & Sciences                                 

Tourism Entity including restaurants, retail, antiques etc:

Tina Dickson, Ingleside Village Pizza                                                                

Community Leaders:

Patricia Gibbs, Wesleyan College                                              

Dana Davis, Central Georgia Technical College                          

Susan Clay, Edgar's Hospitality Group                                     

Executive Committee:

Chair: Susan Welsh                                                    

Vice Chair:  Patricia Gibbs

Secretary/Treasurer:  Cathy Garofalo

Past Chair: Jim David

Ex-Efficio/Non-Voting Members

Vacant, Macon Centreplex/Marriott Hotel       

Robin North, Interim CVB President & CEO

Ashley Miller, Macon Economic Development Commission

Vacant, International Cherry Blossom Festival Office


Executive Committee and Board Meetings 2017

April 27, 2017 – Board Meeting at 3:00 pm

May 17, 2017 – Executive Committee Meeting

June 22-23, 2017 – Board of Directors Retreat and Board Meeting

July 20, 2017 – Board Meeting at 3:00 pm

August 16, 2017 – Executive Meeting

August 24, 2017 – Annual Meeting

September 28, 2017- Board Meeting at 3:00 pm

October 18, 2017 – Executive Committee Meeting

December 7, 2017 – Board Meeting at 3:00 pm and Member Holiday Party