Services of the CVB

Services of the Convention & Visitors Bureau

The Gainesville Convention and Visitors Bureau:


  • Recruits and retains larger scale events, tournaments and conferences through negotiation of host fees, rental venues, shuttle¬† services and promotional activities. The CVB is directly involved with over 40 events
  • Heavily promotes Gainesville in 12 major print publications, digital and social media campaigns, website and on-site presence at prominent events and public opportunities
  • Creates and continues tourism product development projects such as updating and distributing thousands of visitors guides across the state and region, maintaining, developing digital/print self-guided tours, offering ambassador programs to frontline hospitality workers, creating state/regional trail maps and welcoming visitors with fun promotional items
  • Assists with funding capital improvement projects, such as Lake Lanier Olympic Park, so it will sustain large, multi-day events that bring overnight stays and economic impact to Gainesville

Gainesville Convention & Visitors Bureau Staff

Bryan Lackey Headshot
Bryan Lackey
City Manager 770-535-6865
Regina Dyer Headshot
Regina Dyer
CVB Manager 770-531-2664
Robyn Lynch Headshot
Robyn Lynch
Tourism Director 770-297-5499
Nicole Ricketts
Main Street Manager
James Watson Headshot
James Watson
Lake Lanier Olympic Park Facilities and Watersports Manager
Deb Gravitt
Visitor Center Manager

Gainesville Convention & Visitors Bureau Board

Glen Kyle

Chairman, NE Georgia History Center Director

Jeff Pruitt

Vice-Chairman, Ramsey Conference Center Director

Jay Singh

Guest Lodge



Robert Caron

Brenau Catering Services

Brad Marsico

Holiday Inn Express

Kate Mattison

Gainesville Parks and Recreation

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