Assistant General Manager Receives Honor

Lynn Flanders, the Assistant General Manager of the Cobb-Marietta Coliseum and Exhibit Hall Authority, was recently honored at the Tribute to Women of Achievement dinner benefiting liveSafe resources. Flanders is responsible for daily operations of the Cobb Galleria Centre, Cobb Energy Centre and Galleria Specialty Shops. Prior to entering the convention industry, she was a […]

Employee Spotlight: Wafaa Starkey

Food and Beverage Accounting Coordinator Wafaa Starkey is best known by her co-workers as “the money lady,” but if you dig a little deeper, there are many layers to Wafaa. This Egyptian-born, former national swim team member not only has a knack for numbers but a keen interest in science. Starkey’s job entails counting cash […]

Employee Spotlight: Alemneh Teshome

Housekeeping Supervisor Alemneh Teshome literally won the lottery nine years ago when he moved from his native Ethiopia to Marietta, Georgia. He was chosen in the Diversity Visa Lottery, a program in Ethiopia which provides emigration visas to the United States. While the move to Georgia was a dream, Teshome was alone. “When I came, […]

Employee Spotlight: Sreto Mirkovic

Visitors may recognize Sreto Mirkovic as one of Cobb Galleria Centre’s Set Up attendants, but ask him about his past and you will quickly realize that he has an interesting one. Mirkovic is from Vitez, Bosnia and Herzegovina, where he lived during the region’s Civil War and religious conflict in the 1990s. Mirkovic moved to […]

Q&A Session: Kyle Smith’s Stand-Up Desk

“Sitting is the new smoking,” says Anup Kanodia, a physician and researcher at Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center. Recent studies are showing the effects of prolonged sitting in the workplace, including increases in cardiovascular episodes, diabetes, obesity, and backaches. Health and Wellness is what Cobb Galleria Centre’s Event Services Manager Kyle Smith had in mind […]

Staff Member Spotlight: Kyle Smith

Kyle Smith is no stranger to the Cobb Galleria Centre and the hundreds of events that are held here yearly. As a six-year veteran, Smith will tell you that he coordinates quite a few events, but that his responsibility as Event Services Manager now consists of overseeing the department of four event coordinators and four concierges. […]