By Convention South
Georgia International Convention Center executive director Mercedes Miller was recently inducted into the National Coalition of 100 Black Women Inc., Metropolitan Atlanta Chapter.
Awarding her efforts in the City of College Park, Miller oversees the Gateway Center Campus including Gateway Center Arena and the Historic College Park Golf Course.
“To be inducted into an illustrious organization such as the National Coalition of 100 Black Women Inc., Metropolitan Atlanta Chapter is an honor,” Miller said. “I have always strived to live up to the organization’s mission to advocate on behalf of black women and girls because representation and mentorship are essential to our community.”
Miller began her hospitality career in sales and marketing at the Stouffer Waverly Hotel. She then became part of the opening team for The Renaissance Concourse Hotel at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Her career path led her to the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau (ACVB) as the airport’s national sales manager before her long tenure on the Gateway Center Campus.
Miller attributes her success to her community involvement. She sits on several boards including the ATL Airport District CVB, the Motherless Daughters Foundation, the Atlanta Airport Chamber, and the ACVB. While working in the hospitality industry for more than 30 years, Miller has been honored many times as a leader in her community, most notably by Who’s Who in Black Atlanta and Top 100 Leaders in Hospitality by the Atlanta Business Chronicle (2012-2018).
The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. is a non-profit organization whose mission is to advocate on behalf of black women and girls to promote leadership development and gender equity in the areas of health, education, and economic empowerment.