Marcus Margerum joined the Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau (ACVB) as vice president of government and community affairs in March 2015. Margerum is responsible for representing the interest of the ACVB and its members with the City of Atlanta and the State of Georgia.
Margerum has held several leadership positions in the Atlanta attractions and hospitality industry. He previously served as the vice president of marketing and communications during the launch of the College Football Hall of Fame & Chick-fil-A Fan Experience, vice president of marketing and sales for Zoo Atlanta, president of Hospitality Industry Professionals, Chair of the Marketing Committee for the Association of Zoos & Aquariums and the Chair of the ACVB Attractions Taskforce.
Prior to working in the hospitality industry, Margerum worked in the field of consumer package goods as a brand strategy consultant for the Zyman Group and in the field of Brand Management for SC Johnson Wax and L’Oreal USA. Some of the brands that grew under his management include Ziploc, Glade, Raid, Scrubbing Bubbles, Dark & Lovely, Optimum Care and Magic Shave.
Margerum is a graduate of Hampton University, where he received his bachelor’s degree in business management, and Clark Atlanta University, where he received his master’s of business administration in marketing.