Authority Welcomes New Director of Vendor Management
Gregory Bryant joins the Authority today as the new Director of Vendor Management, rounding out the organization’s commercial team leadership.
Bryant, who most recently served as director of campus services at Clark Atlanta University, is responsible for generating new revenue streams and new products while also coordinating and developing GWCCA partner revenue streams to increase profitability of the Authority and enhance customer relationships.
Bryant held management positions at Miami Dade College, Strayer University, Florida International University as well as being an adjunct professor, and trades the academic campus for the GWCCA’s dynamic downtown Atlanta campus, which includes the 3.9 million square foot Georgia World Congress Center, Centennial Olympic Park, just-opened Mercedes-Benz Stadium, College Football Hall of Fame, and Junior Achievement Discovery Center. He has more than 20 years of vendor management experience in higher education, retail and corporate sectors.
“Greg brings to GWCCA a strong financial background as well as extensive experience in the request for proposal (RFP) process and contract negotiations,” said Joe Bocherer, the Authority’s Chief Commercial Officer. “He has been successful in fostering new revenue streams while driving service excellence in the university sector, and I fully anticipate this core skillset to transfer quickly to our campus and its hospitality environment.”
Bryant earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Phoenix and anticipates a smooth transition from the university setting to the No. 1 convention, sports and entertainment destination in the world.
“At the end of the day, all customers want the same service and experience,” he said. “With my experiences at the universities, it will translate easily within the GWCCA life because of similar environments with varieties of groups from different aspects of life seeking a memorable experience.”
When he’s not working, he enjoys spending time with family, playing basketball, and playing golf.