ATLANTA – The Cobb-Marietta Coliseum & Exhibit Hall Authority dedicated Johnny Gresham Circle at Cobb Galleria Centre on June 12 in honor of the late, long-serving Authority board member.

Johnny Gresham was a longtime Cobb County political and civic leader who passed away in 2020. He was devoted to both Cobb County and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. Having served on more than 50 non-profit, civic and corporate Boards of Directors, Gresham’s life’s work was in service to others. A member of the Georgia Tech Sports Hall of Fame, Gresham played running back at Georgia Tech from 1962-64. Gresham served on the Authority since 2002 and was the board’s secretary for many years.

“We are grateful to Johnny for the positive spirit he brought to this Authority and for the never-ending support he demonstrated through his leadership on the Personnel Committee,” said Jerry Nix, Chairman of the Cobb-Marietta Coliseum & Exhibit Hall Authority.

Johhny Gresham Circle is a road on the Cobb Galleria Centre campus that intersects with Galleria Drive and is between the Red and Green Parking Decks.

Pictured: Cobb-Marietta Coliseum & Exhibit Hall Authority General Manager & CEO Michele Swann; Lynda Gresham, widow of Johnny Gresham; and Cobb-Marietta Coliseum & Exhibit Hall Authority Chairman Jerry Nix.