Director, Consumer Tourism Marketing | Explore Georgia
Regan Young is Director, Consumer Tourism Marketing at Explore Georgia, the tourism division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development and the state’s official destination marketing organization. At Explore Georgia, she leads a team focused on the division’s key marketing segments, public relations, communications, digital, and content. Regan found her love for tourism as Marketing Communications Manager, Advertising & Brand, at the Jekyll Island Authority (JIA).
Prior to joining the JIA, Regan’s career was concentrated at prominent advertising agencies - IPG’s Initiative, WPP’s Mindshare, and southeast darling, 22squared. Her experience reflects a diverse mix of brands including The Home Depot, Orkin, Regions Financial Corporation, Serta, and the United States Marine Corps, for which she earned two Effie Awards. Regan earned her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, Advertising from the University of Georgia. After years away on the Georgia coast and Nashville, Regan is glad to be back home in Atlanta.