Georgia World Congress Center
As general manager, Mark Zimmerman is responsible for managing over 400 employees at the nation’s fourth largest convention center and overseeing the marketing and operations of the facility. Zimmerman has 20 years of industry experience, most recently serving as assistant general manager at the Georgia World Congress Center. He began his career in 1984 as a concessions supervisor at the convention center and two years later was promoted to senior event coordinator and later director of event services. Over the years, he has filled key positions for numerous high-profile events, including the 1988 Democratic National Convention, the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games and Super Bowl XXXIV in 2000. He served as assistant general manager of the Cobb Galleria from 1992 to 1995, before returning to the GWCC as assistant general manager.
Zimmerman is an active member of the International Association of Assembly Managers (IAAM), the International Association of Exposition Managers (IAEM) and the Exhibit Service Contractors Association (ESCA).
He and his wife Karen have four children – Heidi, Grant, Katie and Elliot.