Chris Hendley/Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau
Established in 1913, Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau (ACVB) is a private, nonprofit organization created to favorably impact the Atlanta economy through conventions and tourism. ACVB is the liaison between meeting planners, tour operators and its 1,200-plus member organizations.
As the director of membership, Chris Hendley leads recruitment and retention programs for current and prospective ACVB members while managing the membership department.
Hendley brings 11 years of sports experience in sales, marketing and management to the ACVB, including positions with Georgia Force of the Arena Football League, The Arena at Gwinnett Center and Philips Arena.
In his time at The Arena at Gwinnett Center, Hendley served most recently as business and community development manager, responsible for implementing the sponsorship sales program. In addition, he functioned as arena manager, director of arena booking and marketing and media manager.
Chris was a founding member and the first President of Right to Hike, Inc., a non-profit organization started to celebrate the memory of Meredith Hope Emerson. He also serves on the Advisory Board for the Sports Marketing Department of Gwinnett Technical College as well as the Advisory Board for the Hercules Council at Dobbins Air Reserve Base.
Chris grew up in Knightdale, NC, and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He has been a proud Atlanta resident for 11 years and has been married to his wife, Leslie, for six years.
Aaron Zucker is the Marketing & Public Relations manager for LevelUp in Atlanta. In addition to media appearances on behalf of the company, Aaron also handles event opportunities for LevelUp in the area. Aaron is originally from Charlotte, NC and received both his undergraduate and masters degrees from the University of Alabama. He can be reached via email at Aaron@thelevelup.com.
Jason Hennessey/Everspark Interactive
As CEO of Everspark Interactive, Jason oversees search marketing campaigns for companies in a wide variety of fields when they want to rank for extremely competitive terms in short periods of time. He is continually learning, teaching, and practicing all that goes into a successful SEO campaign.
Micah Porter/Minerva Planning Group
Micah Porter is President and CEO of Minerva Planning Group, a CFA charterholder, and a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER practitioner. He began work at Minerva in 2003 with extensive experience in business planning and corporate finance. Micah enjoys working together with individual clients to formulate, implement and update their comprehensive financial plans. Additionally, as a CFA charterholder, he is responsible for establishing and implementing Minerva’s overall investment strategy. Micah is a NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor.