Mark Vaughan, executive vice president and chief sales officer of Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau (ACVB), oversees the bureau’s programs to increase visitation to Atlanta through meetings and conventions.
Vaughan’s expansive career in hospitality began at Benchmark Management Company and continued through the ranks of Marriott International in sales and marketing management roles at properties throughout the country. He served as director of sales and marketing for Marriott’s Southeast region. Subsequently, Vaughan led sales and marketing for the southeast region for Marco Island Resort, Golf Club and Spa.
Vaughan sits as chair of Atlanta Sports Council’s board of directors and is an active member of the hospitality community, serving on the board of directors for American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) and ASAE Foundation. With his numerous contributions to the industry, he was selected to ASAE’s 2017 Class of Fellows.
Vaughan received numerous Marriott sales and marketing awards during his tenure. He served on several boards and committees including the Federal Reserve Bank Advisory Council, executive committee of Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, NCAA Men's Final Four local organizing committee, Atlanta's Table, Fort Lauderdale CVB Advisory Committee, Dayton CVB Advisory Committee and president of the Texas Restaurant Association, Galveston chapter.
A native of Lexington, Kentucky, Vaughan attended Eastern Kentucky University where he majored in business administration. Vaughan resides in Atlanta with his family.