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Zimmerman Consulting, LLC

Zimmerman Consulting is a full service venue and food service and event management company.  With over 30 years of top level management experience at major convention centers and guiding such international events as the Olympics, Super Bowl, Final Four, International Woodworking Fair as well as opening and operating different building types. 

Zimmerman Consulting draws on experts in the areas of Facilities management, Trade Show and Event Management, Food Service Management at large Venues and college campuses.  Our goal is dedicated to building lasting relationships and profitable solutions for all involved in each project.  

Mark Zimmerman, Founder

Mark Zimmerman served as the General Manager of the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia, responsible for managing the fourth largest convention center in the United States.  He is also responsible for more than 400 employees.  Under his leadership, the Center has hosted many of the Top 200 Trade Shows in the country, as well as the 1988 Democratic National Convention, 1994 and 2000 Super Bowls, and several NCAA Final Four Basketball Championship events. 

Mark rose through the facility’s ranks starting out as a Concessions Supervisor and later serving as   Director of Event Services until leaving the Congress Center in 1992 to open the Cobb Galleria Center. A 300,000 square foot convention facility in Cobb County, Georgia, Mark became the Galleria’s first Assistant General Manager.  From there, he returned to the Congress Center in 1995 and assumed the position of Assistant General Manager, just in time for the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games.  In 2004 Mark took over as the Congress Center’s General Manager and retired December 2016.

Mark Zimmerman