September 06

Meet our newest leader, Joe Bocherer

Joe Bocherer

After a thorough six-month national search, we’re pleased to announce Joe Bocherer – an experienced and proven leader within the convention, hospitality and tourism industries – is the Authority’s new Chief Commercial Officer.

Joe, who most recently served as Head of Sales and Marketing for InterContinental Hotels Group’s (IHG) U.S. franchise division, has 20 years of convention and visitors bureau and hotel sales experience with extensive knowledge of group and transient-driven business.  He has served as Vice President of Sales for Experience Columbus (Ohio), Corporate Director of Sales and Marketing for White Lodging, and several key positions with Hyatt Hotels, including Hyatt Regency Atlanta and Regional Vice President of Sales over the Southeast select service division.

He will officially begin with the Authority on Oct. 3. Carl Adkins, who has transitioned to Executive Director of the Atlanta Football Host Committee, Inc. will serve as acting CCO through September.

Joe and his wife, Erin, live in Canton, with their three children – Brady, 14, Carly, 12 and Ellie, 10. He spends time at the lake, golfing, mountain biking, playing basketball, snow skiing and watching his kids compete in various sports.

Joe will be on campus Wednesday for a Meet & Greet with the Commercial Team. Please WELCOME Joe to the team!