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: 

Matthew Jennings, Courtyard by Marriott                                          

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: Patricia Gibbs                                                   

Vice Chair:  Vacant

Secretary/Treasurer:  Cathy Garofalo

Past Chair: Susan Welsh

Ex-Efficio/Non-Voting Members

David Aiello, Macon Centreplex/Spectra Management     

Gary Wheat, Macon CVB President & CEO

Ashley Miller, Macon Economic Development Commission

Amy Tarpley, International Cherry Blossom Festival Office


Executive Committee and Board Meetings 2017

October 18, 2017 – Executive Committee Meeting

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

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