Marty MacKay is President of GEP Destination Management with offices in Atlanta, the Bahamas, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Savannah, South Florida, Utah, and Washington, DC. Marty is responsible for implementing the strategic vision and logistical insight that ensures exceptional customer experiences and award winning service across each destination. With her drive and event experience, Marty has become a recognized figure in the DMC industry and currently sits on the Board of Directors for ADME International, serves on the Global Events Partners Domestic Advisory Board, contributes to the Destination DC Membership Committee, and was awarded the DMCP accreditation. Marty joined GEP in 2001 bringing with her more than ten years of corporate meeting planning experience.
As Regional Director of Creative Services, Bret Lehnhof, DMCP oversees the creative services departments for the GEP Washington, GEP Baltimore, GEP Philly, GEP Atlanta and GEP Savannah offices. A native of Salt Lake City and a graduate from Brigham Young University, Bret first developed his creative touch by traveling the country with a premier event and decor company. This experience allowed Bret to transition naturally and thrive in the destination management industry. Prior to joining GEP Washington, Bret worked in several management capacities with GEP Utah. Coupling his professional demeanor and imaginative eye, Bret has successfully managed over 100 events and has dedicated himself to exceeding expectations. His strong operational background has prepared him to manage the creative services department, where he firmly believes in adding personalized creative touches to each proposal GEP presents.
Autumn Woods Johnson joins GEP with over 10 years experience in Sales, Management, and Hospitality in both Houston and Atlanta. After developing the banquet and events program for a restaurant group in Houston, she came to Atlanta in 2005 to complete a Masters degree at Emory University and has immersed herself in this vibrant city’s hospitality industry. Playing a key role in the restaurant side of the industry for seven years and in her role as Group Dining Sales Manager for one of the premier restaurant groups in Atlanta, Autumn is very connected and in tune with new trends and extremely well versed in the multitude of options available for events in Atlanta. She has managed the sales and coordination of over 500 events annually for domestic and international clients. She is creative, diligent, and has a knack for making all her clients feel extremely comfortable and taken care of.
With over ten years of experience in sales, management, and hospitality, Anna Williams is the newest member of the growing GEP Atlanta team. Anna most recently exceeded client expectations at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta where she handled large group meetings focusing on the corporate market with emphasis in Financial, Insurance, and Pharmaceutical meetings. Spending the last 6 years in Atlanta hospitality, Anna has been dedicated to promoting and selling the city she calls home. She has held professional membership in local Georgia chapters of Meeting Professionals International, National Business Travel Association and Financial & Insurance Conference Planners. Her professionalism paired with her expertise and knowledge of the city, create the “complete package” to efficiently and hospitably service clients.