Charlie Gatlin has been named the new deputy commissioner for tourism and marketing for the State of Georgia.

Mr. Gatlin will work in the Georgia Department of Economic Development’s tourism division and will be responsible for marketing the state as a tourism destination throughout the United States and around the world.

He has been with the department since 1990, serving in such positions as deputy commissioner for external affairs, chief of staff, deputy commissioner for business recruitment and retention and director of marketing.

Mr. Gatlin is also executive director of Georgia Allies, a public-private marketing partnership of 15 statewide economic development organizations that markets Georgia to select target industry sectors.

A native of Albany, Mr. Gatlin holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Georgia. He has completed both the six-year and three-year graduate programs of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institutes for Organization Management, and he is a licensed realtor.

Contact Alison Tyrer, senior communications specialist, at the Georgia Department of Economic Development, at (404) 962-4078 for more information.