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Yanous Barner Named City of College Park’s New Arena Manager


College Park, GA – May 17, 2019

Yanous Barner Operations Superintendent for the Georgia International Convention Center (GICC) for over 16 years was officially named Arena Manager for The Gateway Center Arena @ College Park.
A thirty-year hospitality veteran, Barner has spent twenty-two years of those years in the Hotel Food and Beverage industry.

He has held positions as Food and Beverage Director, Assistant Banquet Manager, Convention Service Manager, Restaurant Manager, Room Service Manager and Sales support team. 

Active in the community, he has served as a Board member with Atlanta Technical College Hospitality Board advocating the continual growth of Adult Education.

He is currently an active Board member of the Old National Merchant Association, the Camp Creek Business Association and the Cascade Business Association. Barner is committed to creating sustainable businesses for the Southside community as a whole.  Barner is a member of International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM).

As Arena manager, Barner will direct and schedule all aspects of Operations, including engineering, technical services, security, maintenance, custodial and contracted services. He is responsible for the capital budget, the implementation of the business blueprint, personnel, sales and marketing goals, risk management and compliance, as well as, attendance and revenue projections.

GICC Executive Director Mercedes Miller said; “Yanous is an astute hospitality professional. When it was confirmed that College Park would be building the new Arena, I kept my sites on Mr. Barner as he totally grasps our concept here, he has great rapport with not only our clients but with staff.  He was the natural choice to step in and manage the new facility.”

For more information on The Gateway Center Arena @ College Park contact Mercedes Miller, Executive Director – mmiller@gicc.com or 770-907-3086.