Event Calendar // YPN Leadership Luncheon with Gregg Mervis

YPN Leadership Luncheon with Gregg Mervis

05/29/2019
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Mustard Seed Cafe - Highland Square
867 W. Market St 
Akron, OH 44303

Join the Young Professionals Network (YPN) as we hear Gregg Mervis, President and CEO of the Akron/Summit Convention and Visitors Bureau present, "Just 'Another' Kid from Akron."

Beginning his professional career in 1981, Akron native, Gregg Mervis is an active member and advocate of the travel and tourism industry.

After 14 years of employment with the Quaker Hilton, Gregg left his position as Director of Sales in 1995 to become Director of Sales for the Akron/Summit Convention & Visitors Bureau and the John S. Knight Center.

He was promoted to Vice President of the Bureau and Center in 1996 and became Vice President & Chief Operating Officer in 2008.

In 2012, Gregg was named President & Chief Executive Officer; he is responsible for the management and oversight of the organization’s three (3) business units.

He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Downtown Akron Partnership, ArtsNow, Akron Roundtable, and the FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby, where he is also Board President. He has also assisted Gay Games 9 and the Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition. Gregg is a 2002 graduate of Leadership Akron.

Gregg is a member of various national industry organizations, including: Destination Management Association International, International Association of Assembly Managers and National Association of Consumer Shows. His involvement to foster the hospitality economy at the State level includes: Ohio Travel Association (Past Board President), Ohio Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus and Ohio Hotel & Lodging Association.

Gregg currently resides in Akron with his wife Terrill and daughter Grace.

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This is event is for young professionals. 

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