Beginning his professional career in 1981, Akron native, Gregg Mervis was named was named President & CEO of the Akron/Summit Convention & Visitors Bureau in 2012 where he is responsible for the management and oversight of the organization’s three (3) business units.
He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Downtown Akron Partnership, ArtsNow, Akron Roundtable, and the FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby, where he is also Board President. Gregg is a 2002 graduate of Leadership Akron.
Gregg is a member of various national industry organizations, including: Destination International, International Association of Assembly Managers and National Association of Consumer Shows. His involvement to foster the hospitality economy at the State level includes: Ohio Travel Association (Past Board President), Ohio Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus and Ohio Hotel & Lodging Association. Gregg currently resides in Akron with his wife Terrill and daughter Grace.