December 1, 2012

Huske named director of tourism for Dalton

Submitted by the Northwest Georgia Trade & Convention Center Authority Board

— The Northwest Georgia Trade & Convention Center Authority Board hired Brett Huske to lead the center at the Wednesday board meeting. Huske assumes his new duties effective Jan. 1.

Since August of this year Huske has been coordinating the board’s transition plan to assure a smooth transfer of the facilities’ operations at the conclusion of the board’s management agreement with Global Spectrum. That agreement ends on Dec. 31.

Huske will continue to lead the Dalton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB). He has served as executive director of that organization since January 2010. His new position will be director of tourism as he assumes responsibilities for both the CVB and the trade center.

“Brett’s background in hospitality and tourism makes him a perfect choice to lead both organizations into the future,” said Dan Rogers, chairman of the authority board. “We’re excited to have a leader who brings hospitality sales, marketing and operation management skills to lead our comprehensive tourism efforts in Dalton.”

Huske’s professional background includes more than 20 years in sales and marketing as well as senior management in full-service hotels with both the Sheraton and Hyatt organizations. He’s also served as executive director of a resort CVB as well as in Dalton.

John Davis, chairman of the CVB board, added, “It makes good sense for these two organizations to work even more closely to maximize tourism.”  

Huske notes that merging sales and marketing efforts for tourism at the CVB will provide a more concentrated sales effort on the community’s behalf.

“Bringing the leadership of the two organizations closer will also provide a seamless customer experience,” he said, noting, “Building a reputation for providing a seamless experience will translate into increased tourism business for the city of Dalton.”

The trade center opened in 1991 and has been serving the meeting needs of the local community and visitors for the past 21 years. For more information about the trade center, visit their