Division Director of Tourism
Georgia Department of Economic Development
Meggan Hood is the division director of tourism at Explore Georgia, the tourism division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development. She leads marketing, communications, visitor services and research for the division. Previously, she was the senior marketing director for the Jekyll Island Authority (JIA) where she was responsible for marketing, communications, sales and events for the island. Prior to that, she spent three years managing national advertising for The Home Depot and six years working on creative and brand strategy for the American Cancer Society. She’s the recipient of multiple Addy Awards, a bronze Jay Chiat award from the 4A’s, three Silver Anvil Awards from the Public Relations Society of America, and an Emmy nomination for public/community service advertising.