Michelle Bovian Director of Group Business Development
If you’re in the market to hold your Social (reunions, religious, other similar events), Fraternal, or Club event in Augusta, get in touch with Michelle—the Destination Augusta specialist in what she lovingly calls the “Hugging Markets.” Michelle fell into the tourism industry 17 years ago and can’t give it up. She loves family events and festivals and is dedicated to making sure her two sons and five grandchildren love Augusta as much as she does. Her favorite festival is Arts In the Heart of Augusta, and every year Michelle takes a family Staycation just to enjoy the attractions in town. After living in New York City, Michelle especially appreciates locally-owned restaurants that serve authentic southern soul food, like Café 209. Though she’s a former Yankee, once she’s finished helping you host your event, you’ll understand how she earned the nickname “Cousin” Michelle.
Iman Johnson Senior Group Business Development Manager
If you’re planning a meeting in Augusta (military, cyber, tech, sports) contact Iman –– Destination Augusta's Servicing Manager, for ideas that will make your meeting the best ever. Whether you need speakers, entertainment, or are just wondering about activities, Iman’s the person to call. She has over 25 years of hospitality industry experience and loves talking to people, which she can do in four languages! Iman enjoys it when meeting planners get excited about something new they found to do in Augusta and is there to make it happen. She has two boys she takes kayaking and biking regularly and is a member of TriAugusta, the local triathlon club. She recently completed the Augusta Ironman 70.3, and loves the vibe of downtown. She’s also a huge fan of the locally owned Whiskey Bar Kitchen. So when you’re ready to meet in Augusta, just call or email Iman—we promise, she’s nice.
Taylor Wood Manager of Group Business Development
If you’re planning a meeting in Augusta (corporate, medical, association, or sports) –– shoot Taylor an email or give her a call! She's ready to show you everything that Augusta has to offer! She has over 7 years of experience in meeting planning and although new to Augusta, she is picking right up! Taylor loves a good happy hour spot with live music. She also enjoys the local shopping in Augusta. She loves sharing her southern hospitality and meeting new people. She’s ready to help and guide you in the right direction for your meetings and events.