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Monica Coleman has been hired as manager, convention services and Alecia Zackery promoted to content and social media manager, group markets for Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau (ACVB).

Coleman will manage groups ranging from 250 hotel room nights on peak to major citywide accounts. She is a hospitality veteran with more than two decades experience, returning to ACVB after beginning her career with the organization. In her first role in 2000, she served as administrative assistant to convention services. She quickly rose through the ranks to convention services representative and then manager before departing in 2015 to join ATL Airport District as director of convention services. She then relocated to New York City to become senior event manager with New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge before returning to Atlanta.

In her new role, Zackery will produce and publish content for ACVB channels and collateral, focusing on group markets, social media and publications. She will also manage content initiatives across all platforms to drive engagement, primarily for groups and attendees. She joined ACVB in 2017 as specialist, group markets to develop creative concepts, including ATL Unguided to promote Atlanta's Black travel experience. In 2021, she was named to U.S. Travel Association's Destinations Council of Emerging Leaders. Previously she worked as an event coordinator for Georgia State University as well as marketing and communications director for Chick-fil-A Riverdale Dwarf House.

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