COBB-MARIETTA COLISEUM & EXHIBIT HALL AUTHORITY ANNOUNCES PROMOTION AND NEW HIRE

COBB Galleria Centre Atlanta

ATLANTA – The Cobb-Marietta Coliseum & Exhibit Hall Authority is
pleased to announce the promotion of Artimesa Evans to the position of
Director of Safety & Security and the hiring of Dale Gustafson as the
Director of Sales & Marketing for the Cobb Galleria Centre, Cobb Energy
Performing Arts Centre, and Galleria Specialty Shops.

 In her new role, Evans will be responsible for overseeing public safety
and security throughout the Authority campus. Evans originally joined
the Cobb Galleria Centre in 2012 and had roles ranging from Public
Safety Supervisor to Manager. She took a five-year hiatus and returned
to the organization in 2022, again as Public Safety Manager. Evans
previously served as the Assistant Public Safety Manager for the former
Georgia Dome under the Georgia World Congress Center Authority Police
Department and the NFL. She also has served as a Quality Assurance
Trainer for the State Road & Tollway Authority where she trained
employees and assisted with training inmates for the Georgia Department
of Corrections.

 As Director of Sales and Marketing, Gustafson will provide strategic
leadership and execution of the company’s sales and marketing efforts.
Gustafson was raised in the Atlanta area and graduated from Georgia
State University with a degree in Hospitality Administration. He has 35
years of sales experience in the hospitality industry, selling for
various hotel brands including Hilton, Omni, Marriott, IHG and the
Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau. Twenty-five of those years were
spent in leadership roles as a Director of Sales and Marketing.
Gustafson returns to the Galleria market, where he spent five years as
Director of Sales and Marketing at the Embassy Suites Galleria in the
early 2010s.

 About Cobb Galleria Centre
The Cobb Galleria Centre is located in the beautifully landscaped
88-acre Galleria complex in prestigious northwest Atlanta. Cobb Galleria
Centre is Atlanta’s premier convention facility with 320,000 square
feet of event space, four exhibition halls, 20 meeting rooms, four
executive boardrooms, and a grand ballroom. Cobb Galleria Centre had more
than 221,000 visitors to 213 events in 2023, resulting in an overall
economic impact of $145 million. For more information, visit
cobbgalleria.com [2] and follow us on Facebook at
facebook.com/CobbGalleria [3], on Twitter at @CobbGalleria, and on
Instagram at instagram.com/cobbgalleria/ [4].

About Cobb Energy Centre
 The Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre is located at 2800 Cobb Galleria
Parkway in northwest Atlanta, inside the Perimeter. Cobb Energy Centre
is a premier venue for opera, concerts, Broadway shows, ballet,
educational shows, family shows, and corporate meetings and events. The
Centre hosts two resident companies, the Atlanta Ballet and The Atlanta
Opera.  The facility includes the 2,750-seat John A. Williams Theatre,
10,000-square-foot Kessel D. Stelling Ballroom and full-service food and
beverage capabilities. For more information about the Cobb Energy
Performing Arts Centre, visit cobbenergycentre.com [5] and follow us on
Facebook at facebook.com/CEPAC [6], on Twitter at @CobbEnergyPAC, and on
Instagram at instagram.com/cobbenergypac/ [7].

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