Chief Marketing Officer | Georgia Department of Economic Development
Mark Jaronski serves as Chief Marketing Officer for the Georgia Department of Economic Development. In this role he oversees the state’s official destination marketing organization, which works to advance Georgia’s $68.96 billion tourism industry that supports 484,056 jobs. Through its home office in Atlanta, 9 visitor information centers, and network of representatives across the globe, Explore Georgia inspires travel to and within the state.
Mr. Jaronski is a 25-year travel and tourism industry leader who has worked on iconic travel brands and destinations, and most recently served as CEO of Select Registry Distinguished Inns of North America. He is a veteran of The Walt Disney Company, where he served in a variety of roles over a 16-year career at the company, including Brand Manager of Walt Disney World theme parks and Director of External Communications for Disney Parks Worldwide at company headquarters in Burbank, California.
His experience also includes roles as Vice President of Global Communications for Visit Orlando, the official tourism association for Central Florida, and chairman of the Washington, D.C.-based U.S. Travel Association’s Communications Committee.
He earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of South Florida and his MBA from the University of Florida. Mr. Jaronski and his wife Nancy have been married for 23 years. They have four children, ages 16 to 10, and reside at Lake Oconee in Greensboro, Georgia.