Discover DeKalb Convention & Visitors Bureau

Discover DeKalb Convention & Visitors Bureau is the official destination marketing organization for the cities of Chamblee, Doraville, Stonecrest, Tucker, and unincorporated DeKalb County, GA. Our mission is to promote DeKalb County, GA as a destination for leisure travel, meetings, group tour and travel, sport/recreation events & family reunions. Under the direction of the Executive Director, Discover DeKalb’s team consists of sales, marketing, public relations, community relations and administrative professionals who serve to favorably impact the local economy by executing efforts to attract visitors for unexpected experiences. DeKalb County is Georgia’s third largest county with nearly 750,000 residents spanning across 11 unique local cities, communities and neighborhoods.

Just six miles east of downtown Atlanta, DeKalb is home to some of Georgia’s best attractions such as Georgia’s Most-Visited-Attraction, Stone Mountain Park; Fernbank Museum of Natural History, Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area, David J. Sencer CDC Museum, and Buford Highway’s International Corridor.

As the official tourism agency for DeKalb County, Discover DeKalb offers extensive support to various partner agencies, groups and organizations within the following markets: International, Sports/Recreation, Film/Entertainment, LGBT, SMERF, Association, Government, Corporate and Group Services.

2019 Shining Example Awards

Southeast Tourism Society

Best Niche Marketing | LGBT Campaign

2019 AVA Digital Awards International Competition

Platinum Award | Digital Marketing | Discover DeKalb: Raising Awareness Around One of Georgia’s Hidden Treasures

Platinum Award | Digital Marketing | Evergreen Digital Advertising Campaign

2018 MarCom Awards International Competition

Gold Winner Award | Digital Media | Social Media | Social Ad Campaign

2017 MarCom Awards International Competition

Gold Winner Award | New Website Design | Digital Media | Design (Web) Honorable Mention | LGBT Destination Guide | Print Media | Print Creativity

Georgia Governor’s Tourism Conference

Al Burruss Award for Creative Expression
2015 Discover DeKalb Destination Guide
2013 Discover DeKalb Convention & Visitors Bureau, We Are DeKalb Magazine


James Tsismanakis, MGHM, CDME, TMP, CHIA

Executive Director/CEO


Dorcas Milton

Office Manager


Ana Alviz

Accounting Manager


Gertha Harris

Director of First Impressions


Allen Cromer

Distribution Manager



Penny Moore

Group Services Manager


Mike Vescio

Tour & Travel Sales Manager



Laura Ramos

Marketing Communications Manager


Board of Directors
Executive Committee

         Brian Mock (Chair)        

General Manager

Hampton Inn Northlake

Tom Thibadeau (Vice-Chair)

Deau Information Services, Inc.

Brian Subotici (Secretary)

Director of Sales and Marketing

Stone Mountain Park

John Kelley (Treasurer)

Community Leader    

Board Members

Karen Bremer

Chief Executive Officer

Georgia Restaurant Association 

Jon Brasher

Associate Publisher

Atlanta Magazine Custom Media 

Charlene Fang

Community Leader

Bill Hardman

Hardman Properties

Keith Hensley

General Manager

Atlanta Evergreen Marriott Conference Resort 

Soon-Ho Kim

Clinical Associate Professor

Mack Robinson College of Business 

Steve Mayers

Director of Customer Experience

Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport

Sandy Mollett

Founder and CEO

Equal Footing, LLC.

Minal Patel


Reva Properties/East Atlanta Hotel Group

Neel Patel

NARSI Properties, Inc. 

Jim Sprouse

Executive Director

Georgia Hotel and Lodging Association

 Jeania Uplinger

Regional Manager-Business Development

Ultimate Air Shuttle