Professional Staff

Our dedicated staff of six full-time conference professionals is committed to assisting every conference client in all areas of event and conference planning. Our goal is to provide each planner and attendee with the feeling that their conference, camp, or event is the most important and only program on campus. Our conference office acts as a one-stop-shop where with one phone call all needs including housing, food service, meeting facilities, technology support, transportation and recreation services will be coordinated.

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John Nussear - Director of Conference Services 

Jennifer B. Watson - Assistant Director 

Mari Gorda - Operations & Registration Manager  [email]

Mari brings a combination of over 15 years' experience in hospitality and university administration to her current position as the Operations & Registration Manager in the Georgia Tech Office of Conference Services. For seven years, she worked primarily with registration and hotel reservations for conventions, attending to the needs of dozens of corporate clients with conferences ranging from 2,000 to 40,000 attendees. At the Medical College of Georgia, she assisted international and post-doctoral students arriving to further their educational pursuits and provided administrative support in an academic/research environment. Through her personal attention and professionalism she strives to provide the highest quality of customer service and ensure the success of each program and event. Mari is a member of the Association of Collegiate Conference and Events Directors-International (ACCED-I).

Sravanthi Meka - Marketing Manager, Housing 

Joe Brown - Application Analyst 

Geneen Jackson - Administrative Professional