Gwinnett Place Community Improvement District Re-Elects Two Board Members
Duluth, GA ‐ April 15, 2021 – Gwinnett Place Community Improvement District (GPCID), a self-taxing district that uses additional property taxes to accelerate infrastructure improvements, security enhancements and economic development in the Gwinnett Place area, re-elected two board members during its annual Caucus of Electors as a part of its monthly board meeting on April 14.
The re-elected members include Mark Williams, owner of Printing Trade Company and Brett DeLoach, general manager for Sonesta Gwinnett Place Atlanta and Sonesta ES Suites Gwinnett Place. They will both serve a three-year term and join five other board members working to enhance the vitality of Gwinnett Place through future improvement projects and by engaging more property owners to participate in the overall redevelopment efforts of the greater Gwinnett Place district.
The board also voted to re-elect Williams as the CID’s secretary-treasurer. In addition, Leo Wiener, president of Ackerman Retail, the retail division of Ackerman & Co., was re-elected chair of the board and Robert Inman Ragsdale, III, who manages external relations for Kaiser Permanente in Georgia, was re-elected vice-chair.
“We have appreciated having Mark and Brett on our board and are pleased to see them re-elected,” said Joe Allen, executive director – GPCID. “Mark is a business owner in the area, and we are glad to have his input when discussing new ways to both attract and market companies in the district. Brett has been a key member of the board and always gives constructive insight when discussing hospitality in the area,” he added.
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Mark Williams is secretary-treasurer of the Gwinnett Place CID board of directors. He is the owner of Printing Trade Company, a full-service print company his family started 39 years ago. He has served in appointed and volunteer roles with numerous civic efforts countywide and in the cities of Norcross and Duluth. Mark lives in Cardinal Lake, one of Gwinnett’s oldest and largest neighborhoods.
Brett DeLoach is the general manager for Sonesta Gwinnett Place Atlanta and Sonesta ES Suites Gwinnett Place. He handles all hotel operations, financial management, revenue generation and overall team structure for both properties. DeLoach is no stranger to the hotel industry and brings more than 20 years of industry experience to Sonesta in Gwinnett Place. His management career started at Embassy Suites Hotel in Jacksonville, Florida, where he was the assistant manager and responsible for improving quality assurance, increasing loss prevention and overseeing operations for 277 suites. From there, DeLoach became the general manager for Hotel Indigo in Jacksonville and then moved to Atlanta, Georgia to become the general manager for DoubleTree by Hilton. There, his role focused on providing day-to-day leadership and operational management and spearheading the hiring and supervising of his executive team.
In addition to the re-election, the Gwinnett Place CID board of directors released its 2020 annual report, which highlights the CID’s 15th anniversary and its triumphs in the past year. To view the report, click here.
About Gwinnett Place CID
The Gwinnett Place Community Improvement District was founded in 2005 and its mission is to enhance the economic vitality of Gwinnett’s central business district by strengthening the area’s role as the center of commercial activity. With its proximity to the world-class Arena at Gwinnett Center venue and the Interstate 85 and Georgia Highway 316 corridors, Gwinnett Place serves as the gateway to the Atlanta region and all of Northeast Georgia. Annually, more than 8 million visitors come to Gwinnett Place seeking unique shopping experiences, an international mix of dining options and a wide array of entertainment venues. For more information, please visit the website, or connect via Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Instagram.
Maggie McDaniel, on behalf of GPCID