Debbie Fuse/Dunwoody Chamber of Commerce
Debbie Fuse is the Executive Director of the Dunwoody Chamber of Commerce. Debbieâ€™s background was in sales management, and sales to the construction industry. Prior to that, she held positions in management in the hotel and restaurant industry. She led highly successful sales teams in the Southeast â€“ from 11-28 sales reps with each position â€“ and requirements of traveling up to 80% of her time. After two downsizings, she decided to redirect her focus locally and work within the community where she lives. Sheâ€™sÂ been in Dunwoody for 14 years after moving from the Baltimore area.
Katie Bishop/Convention and Visitors Bureau of Dunwoody
Katie Bishop is the Executive Director of the Convention and Visitors Bureau of Dunwoody (CVBD) in Dunwoody, Georgia. She was hired by the board of directors in November 2009 as the organizationâ€™s first employee, following the incorporation of the City of Dunwoody in December 2008 and the establishment of the CVBD in August 2009. Prior to joining the CVBD, Katie served as Tourism Coordinator for Destination Thomasville Tourism Authority in Thomasville, Georgia. A native of Marietta, she holds a Bachelors Degree in Public Relations from the University of Georgia. Katie serves on the Boards of Directors for the Atlanta Metro Travel Association, the DeKalb Police Alliance, and the Spruill Center for the Arts. A young leader in the tourism industry, she was recently named a â€œForty for the Futureâ€ by Southeast Tourism Society, recognizing tourism professionals under age 40.
Michael Starling/City of Dunwoody
Michael Starling is the Director of Economic Development for the City of Dunwoody. Michael is responsible for leading the Cityâ€™s efforts to expand the local economy through business development efforts. Priorities for the City include retention of existing businesses, recruitment of new firms, and the redevelopment of existing commercial areas.