STAFF MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: JERI WALLIS

Housekeeping Manager Jeri Wallis realizes that the cleanliness of public assembly facilities is of utmost importance during COVID-19. While previously, clients and guests would take for granted that restrooms and public spaces had been properly cleaned and disinfected, now such procedures are at the focal point for event planners, and the success of an event […]

Staff Member Spotlight: Edward Powers

You may know him from his friendly greeting while holding the door open when you enter Cobb Galleria Centre, or you may just know him as “Mr. Powers.”  But what is clear to everyone who meets Public Safety Officer Edward Powers is that he has an enduring dedication to his work and his co-workers. “I […]

Staff Member Spotlight: Yvens Joseph

Lead Engineer Yvens Joseph says that making guests happy is the best part of his job. His 17 years of experience working for Disney taught him this customer-centric philosophy. “Receiving a hand-written thank you note from a customer, it means so much,” he said, reflecting on a recent moment with a show attendee when he […]

Chef’s Appreciation Week: Meet the Chefs

Chef’s Appreciation Week is a way for us to thank our chefs for all the incredible work they do here at Cobb Galleria Centre and Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. From large scale events to small meetings, this team can do it all. Time to meet the chefs! Nicholas WalkerCulinary Director/ Executive ChefFun Facts: From […]

Staff Member Spotlight: Sondra Dillon

For someone who is retired, it seems like Sondra Dillon works a lot. But for Sondra, who can sometimes be found assisting guests at the concierge desk at Cobb Galleria Centre by day and showing patrons to their seats as a volunteer usher at Cobb Energy Centre at night, it’s all in the pursuit of […]

Staff Member Spotlights: 25-Year Employees

The Cobb Galleria Centre employees’ commitment to exceeding expectations makes them our most valuable asset.  This year we are honoring five employees who have been on our team since our opening year – 1994. We are grateful for their many years of service and dedication to excellence.

Welcome to New Director of Engineering

Brian Duncan has recently joined the Cobb-Marietta Coliseum & Exhibit Hall Authority as the Director of Engineering. Duncan is responsible for maintaining the physical plant, show services and delivery of utilities for shows and events at the Cobb Galleria Centre, Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre and Galleria Specialty Shops. Duncan joins the Authority from Georgia […]

STAFF MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: WALTER KILEY

In a a high-tech world filled with impersonal communication, Director of Sales and Marketing Walter Kiley still believes in the value of relationship-building. “This business is a simple business. It’s about creating long lasting relationships with customers,” Kiley said. Kiley has led the 10-person sales and marketing team at the Cobb Galleria Centre since 1997 and […]

Influencer Spotlight: Nicholas Walker

NICHOLAS WALKER Culinary Director / Executive Chef Cobb Galleria Centre & Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre Cobb Galleria Centre and Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre host nearly 800 events a year, and for Nicholas Walker, Culinary Director/Executive Chef, the kitchen is his home away from home. Chef Walker is with family when he’s surrounded by his team preparing a meal for 25 to […]

Employee Spotlight: Salim Maarouf

If there’s one word to describe Beverage Manager Salim Maarouf, it’s consistency. Since 1985, he’s lived and worked in the Cumberland Galleria area of Atlanta. Twenty-two of those years have been at the Cobb Galleria Centre. “This is the place where I feel most comfortable,” Maarouf said. “I love coming to work. I don’t think […]