Discover DeKalb Convention & Visitors Bureau

Discover DeKalb Convention & Visitors Bureau is the official destination marketing organization for the cities of Chamblee, Doraville, Tucker, Stonecrest, City of Stone Mountain, and unincorporated DeKalb County, GA. Our mission is to promote DeKalb County, GA as a destination for leisure travel, meetings, group tour and travel, sport/recreation events & family reunions. Under the direction of the Executive Director, Discover DeKalb’s team consists of sales, marketing, public relations, community relations and administrative professionals who serve to favorably impact the local economy by executing efforts to attract visitors for unexpected experiences. DeKalb County is Georgia’s third largest county with nearly 750,000 residents spanning across 11 unique local cities, communities and neighborhoods.

Just six miles east of downtown Atlanta, DeKalb is home to some of Georgia’s best attractions such as Georgia’s Most-Visited-Attraction, Stone Mountain Park; Fernbank Museum of Natural History, Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area, David J. Sencer CDC Museum, and Buford Highway’s International Corridor.

As the official tourism agency for DeKalb County, Discover DeKalb offers extensive support to various partner agencies, groups and organizations within the following markets: International, Sports/Recreation, Film/Entertainment, LGBT, SMERF, Association, Government, Corporate and Group Services.

2019 Shining Example Awards

Southeast Tourism Society

Best Niche Marketing | LGBT Campaign

2019 AVA Digital Awards International Competition

Platinum Award | Digital Marketing | Discover DeKalb: Raising Awareness Around One of Georgia’s Hidden Treasures

Platinum Award | Digital Marketing | Evergreen Digital Advertising Campaign

2018 MarCom Awards International Competition

Gold Winner Award | Digital Media | Social Media | Social Ad Campaign

2017 MarCom Awards International Competition

Gold Winner Award | New Website Design | Digital Media | Design (Web) Honorable Mention | LGBT Destination Guide | Print Media | Print Creativity

Georgia Governor’s Tourism Conference

Al Burruss Award for Creative Expression
2015 Discover DeKalb Destination Guide
2013 Discover DeKalb Convention & Visitors Bureau, We Are DeKalb Magazine


James Tsismanakis, MGHM, CDME, TMP, CHIA

Executive Director/CEO


Dorcas Milton

Office Manager


Ana Alviz

Accounting Manager


Hee Soo Oh

Special Projects Manager



Penny Moore

Family Reunion and Wedding Manager


Heidi Burns

Government and Associations Manager


Mike Vescio

Director of Sales



Siri Emereje

Marketing Communications Manager


Monica Damidi

Marketing Communications Manager

Board of Directors
Executive Committee

Brian Mock (Chair)
General Manager
Hampton Inn Northlake

Tom Thibadeau (Vice-Chair)
Deau Information Services, Inc.

Brian Subotici (Secretary)
Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing
Stone Mountain Park

John Kelley (Treasurer)
Community Leader    

Board Members

Karen Bremer
Chief Executive Officer
Georgia Restaurant Association 

Jim Sprouse
Executive Director
Georgia Hotel and Lodging Association

Bill Hardman
Hardman Properties

Tim Michaud
General Manager
Atlanta Marriott Northeast/Emory Area

Soon-Ho Kim
Clinical Associate Professor
Mack Robinson College of Business 

Steve Mayers
Director of Customer Experience
Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport

Jon Brasher
Associate Publisher
Atlanta Magazine Custom Media 

Job Openings

Job Openings

Assistant General Manager – SeaQuest


Our goal at SeaQuest is to ensure guests have a one-of-a-kind experience interacting with animals from all over the world. SeaQuest is looking for an Assistant General Manager who will enhance the guest experience by creating a warm, inviting, and energetic environment throughout the aquarium. The Assistant General Manager is responsible for hiring, training, and directing up to fifty full-time and part-time Team Members throughout the facility. This job description may not be inclusive of all assigned duties, responsibilities, or aspects of the job described. It may be amended at any time at the sole discretion of the employer.

Pay: Up to $50,000 per year depending on experience plus monthly commission and bi-weekly bonuses                    


  • Maintain proper inventory levels
  • Ensure guest experience and interaction standards are met
  • Follow and enforce company standard operating procedures ( SOPs )
  • Follow and enforce accounting processes
  • Motivate and influence employees, peers, and other staff
  • Manage budget and daily expenses
  • Ensure compliance with marketing, theming, and branding
  • Promote and maintain the Brand and Culture within the aquarium
  • Develop, maintain and grow the company’s business
  • Account for the Key Performance Indicators


  • A Degree in the related field is preferred but not necessary



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation, which does not create undue hardship, will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee must be able to regularly stand, walk, talk, sit, and hear as well as frequently climb, balance, reach with hand as well as the frequent use of close and distance vision, peripheral vision and the ability to adjust and focus.  Employee must regularly lift or move up to 75 pounds and occasionally up to 100 pounds.


Assistant General Manager Requirements:

  • 3+ prior management experience
  • Positive, team-driven, Relentless Continuous Improvement attitude
  • Attractions/entertainment experience highly preferred
  • Experience with animals is a plus
  • Strong organizational and planning skills
  • Effectively communicate information verbally and in writing
  • Excellent mentoring, coaching and people management skills
  • Proficiency with cloud, PC and MS Office and general tech skills
  • Be a strong self-motivator
  • Strong management and personnel development capabilities
  • Ability to work weekends and selected holidays


  • Full-time
  • Monday-Friday
  • Weekends
  • Holidays


  • Healthcare
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • 401K
  • 401K Matching
  • Vacation time
  • Sick Pay
  • Employee discount