New positions have been appointed to the Gwinnett Convention and Visitors Bureau's Board of Directors for 2013, and Norcross Mayor Bucky Johnson is filling one of them.
According to a press release, Johnson was appointed to the GCVB Board of Directors to represent the Gwinnett Municipal Association.
Johnson, who's been the mayor of Norcross since 2008, serves on many boards in the county and state, including the Atlanta Regional Commission, the Georgia Municipal Association, and the Gwinnett Clean and Beautiful Advisory Board. He was named Gwinnett's Man of the Year by Gwinnett Magazine, and became the chair of the Metro Atlanta Mayors Association last July. He also was on the executive committee for the Transportation Investment Act.
Also named to the GCVB Board of Directors was Gwinnett District 1 Commissioner Jace Brooks, who plays a second role as the board's vice chairperson. Brooks served on the Suwanee City Council for 10 years.
Other new board officers include: new Chairman Kevin Hill, the general manager of Hampton Inn Sugarloaf; Treasurer Marcy Adams, the general manager of Atlanta Marriott Gwinnett Place; and Secretary Tony Contigiani, the general manager of the Hilton Atlanta Northeast.
The GCVB Board of Directors oversees the GCVB, Gwinnett Sports Commission and the Gwinnett Center. It's the 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, according to a news release.