by Michael C. Lowe | September 12, 2012

 The Akron/Summit Convention & Visitors Bureau and the John S. Knight Center, also in Akron, Ohio, recently has appointed Gregg M. Mervis as the organization's new president and CEO. Mervis, who joined both the bureau and the center in 1995 as director of sales, was promoted to vice president a year later and in 2010 was named COO. "Having worked in the hospitality industry my entire career, I am very excited to have been selected to lead our organization and to continue my commitment to promoting our area's extraordinary travel and tourism offerings," said Mervis in a statement. He is a member of Destination Management Association International, the International Association of Assembly Managers and the National Association of Consumer Shows.