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

Cobb Galleria Centere Atlanta

ATLANTA – The Cobb-Marietta Coliseum & Exhibit Hall Authority is pleased
to announce the promotion of Bassem Maarouf to the position of Director
of Food & Beverage and the hiring of Kristin Evans as the Director of
Administration for the Cobb Galleria Centre, Cobb Energy Performing Arts
Centre, and Galleria Specialty Shops.

Maarouf, a 26-year veteran of the organization, was most recently the
Banquet Manager. As Director of Food and Beverage, Maarouf will provide
strategic leadership and execution of the company’s food and beverage
concepts. Maarouf joined the organization in 1997 as a banquet server
and has gained experience in roles with increasing responsibility
throughout the years. A Kennesaw resident, Maarouf holds a bachelor’s
degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting.

Evans joins the Authority from Kennesaw State University, where she held
several roles within the leadership team in the Department of Events and
Venue Management over the last 12 years. She has 27 years of experience
in events. In her new role, Evans will work on the implementation and
management of projects, procurement, contract compliance, and risk
management. She is a graduate of Marquette University.

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. For more information, visit
cobbgalleria.com [1] and follow us on Facebook at
facebook.com/CobbGalleria [2], on Twitter at @CobbGalleria, and on
Instagram at instagram.com/cobbgalleria/ [3].

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 [4] and follow us on
Facebook at facebook.com/CEPAC [5], on Twitter at @CobbEnergyPAC, and on
Instagram at instagram.com/cobbenergypac/ [6].

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