ATLANTA – The Cobb-Marietta Coliseum & Exhibit Hall Authority is pleased to announce the promotion of Artimesa Evans to the position of Director of Safety & Security and the hiring of Dale Gustafson as the Director of Sales & Marketing for the Cobb Galleria Centre, Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, and Galleria Specialty Shops.

In her new role, Evans will be responsible for overseeing public safety and security throughout the Authority campus. Evans originally joined the Cobb Galleria Centre in 2012 and had roles ranging from Public Safety Supervisor to Manager. She took a five-year hiatus and returned to the organization in 2022, again as Public Safety Manager. Evans previously served as the Assistant Public Safety Manager for the former Georgia Dome under the Georgia World Congress Center Authority Police Department and the NFL. She also has served as a Quality Assurance Trainer for the State Road & Tollway Authority where she trained employees and assisted with training inmates for the Georgia Department of Corrections.

As Director of Sales and Marketing, Gustafson will provide strategic leadership and execution of the company’s sales and marketing efforts. Gustafson was raised in the Atlanta area and graduated from Georgia State University with a degree in Hospitality Administration. He has 35 years of sales experience in the hospitality industry, selling for various hotel brands including Hilton, Omni, Marriott, IHG and the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau. Twenty-five of those years were spent in leadership roles as a Director of Sales and Marketing. Gustafson returns to the Galleria market, where he spent five years as Director of Sales and Marketing at the Embassy Suites Galleria in the early 2010s.

About Cobb Galleria Centre
The Cobb Galleria Centre is located in the beautifully landscaped 88-acre Galleria complex in prestigious northwest Atlanta. Cobb Galleria Centre is Atlanta’s premier convention facility with

320,000 square feet of event space, four exhibition halls, 20 meeting rooms, four executive boardrooms and a grand ballroom. Cobb Galleria Centre had more than 221,000 visitors to 213 events in 2023, resulting in an overall economic impact of $145 million. For more information, visit and follow us on Facebook at, on Twitter at @CobbGalleria and on Instagram at

About Cobb Energy Centre

The Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre is located at 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway in northwest Atlanta, inside the Perimeter. Cobb Energy Centre is a premier venue for opera, concerts, Broadway shows, ballet, educational shows, family shows and corporate meetings and events. The Centre hosts two resident companies, the Atlanta Ballet and The Atlanta Opera.  The facility includes the 2,750-seat John A. Williams Theatre, 10,000-square-foot Kessel D. Stelling Ballroom and full-service food and beverage capabilities. For more information about the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, visit and follow us on Facebook at, on Twitter at @CobbEnergyPAC and on Instagram at

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