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

Administration/Operations

James Tsismanakis, MGHM, CDME, TMP, CHIA

Executive Director/CEO

james@discoverdekalb.com

770-492-5000

Dorcas Milton

Office Manager

dorcas@discoverdekalb.com

770-492-5014

Ana Alviz

Accounting Manager

ana@discoverdekalb.com

770-492-5021

Gertha Harris

Director of First Impressions

gertha@discoverdekalb.com

770-492-5000

Allen Cromer

Distribution Manager

allen@discoverdekalb.com

770-492-5023

Sales

Penny Moore

Group Services Manager

penny@discoverdekalb.com

770-492-5018

Mike Vescio

Tour & Travel Sales Manager

mike@discoverdekalb.com

770-492-5012

Marketing

Michael Lee, Jr.

Director of Marketing, Branding, & Public Relations

michael@discoverdekalb.com

770-492-5017

Sarah Steadman

Brand Development Manager

sarah@discoverdekalb.com

770-492-5010

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

Owner

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